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Volunteer Park, Seattle

#10 of 30 in Fun & Games in Seattle
Observation Deck · Hidden Gem · Playground
Volunteer Park is a 48.3-acre (19.5 ha) park in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, Washington, United States.

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  • A lovely place to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the concrete city. Take a walk, a photo or a breath. Enjoy!  more »
  • What a gorgeous park! We were visiting Capital Hill and walked into the park. So much to do and see. A perfect place to go on a nice day!  more »
  • Museum was closed making parking easier than usual. The volunteers do a wonderful job making the flower observatory a place worth your time. The water tower stairs are a work out but the view is fantastic. Lots of decent walking and picnic areas. Kind of nice to avoid walking around the downtown park tents. Place was clean and patrons seemed respectful.
  • Volunteer Park is quite beautiful and one of the most peaceful corners of Seattle--a small sanctuary from the urban hustle. It's got lots of shade and paths to explore (none long enough for a serious hike of course, it's a strolling park). There are always many other people there with dogs and children but the park is just spacious enough that it still doesn't feel crowded. It has a wading pool for kids right next to a graveyard which I think is a striking juxtaposition of life stages. Other features of interest include botanical gardens, a water tower, and an art museum. And the houses that surround the park are quite stately, of a more traditional style with larger lots than any that are getting built nowadays in Seattle.
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