Lily Ponds in Volunteer Park. Courtesy of Volunteer Park Trust

Volunteer Park Trust

The mission of Volunteer Park Trust is to preserve and enhance Volunteer Park, a city and national landmark, for today and for generations to come.

Centrally located on Seattle’s Capitol Hill, Volunteer Park represents the most complete and well-preserved example of the Olmsted Brothers’ design approach for Seattle city parks.

Widely used and much loved, Volunteer Park serves as both a citywide destination and a neighborhood park in one of Seattle’s densest, most prominent neighborhoods.

The Volunteer Park Trust is committed to preserving and improving this historic green oasis for Seattle.


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    Water Tower


The Olmsted Network

Our organization works with partners across the globe to champion Olmsted parks and places.