Project Category: Future

Access, Openness, and Safety
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Access, Openness, and Safety

To help visitors feel safe and welcome in Volunteer Park we intend to look at ways of opening lines of sight and improve park green spaces. Part of this idea is to restore the lawns and open spaces – a famous feature of all Olmsted landscapes. This would include restoring the flow of lawns around...

Water Tower
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Water Tower

A key future project for the Trust is the restoration of Volunteer Park’s iconic Water Tower, which includes restoring framed vistas in all directions from the observation deck, and improving plantings at the base once the lead-tainted soil is replaced. Through careful tree management, the Trust hopes to recapture lost views from what was at one...

Reservoir and Sunset Promenade
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Reservoir and Sunset Promenade

The Volunteer Park Reservoir was taken out of service in April, 2013 by Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) for decommissioning testing and seismic evaluation. After careful study, SPU determined in January 2019 that the reservoir should remain part of Seattle’s drinking water distribution system for emergency response purposes. Volunteer Park Trust has prioritized the re-landscaping of...