Volunteer Park Amphitheater Replacement

Updated: September 10, 2019

Summer/Fall 2019

Visit us in the park and view the final design for the Volunteer Park Amphitheater during Fall Restoration Day in Volunteer Park. The amphitheater design is based on extensive outreach with the community, and input from the Friends of Seattle Olmsted Parks and the Landmarks Preservation Board. The new amphitheater will be fully accessible, have overhead weather and sun protection for the performers and include public restrooms.
On Sunday, September 22, come meet the design team and learn about the next steps.

Open House
Sunday September 22, 2019
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Volunteer Park
West edge of the park at East Highland Drive
View the event poster here.

Thank you to everyone who viewed the updated schematic design package and joined us at the January 31 public meeting to learn about the next steps for the amphitheater. View the meeting presentation and other documents below.

In partnership with Volunteer Park Trust, Seattle Parks and Recreation is replacing the Volunteer Park Amphitheater. This project will replace the current failing Amphitheater with a modern structure meeting community needs for a versatile outdoor performance space. The replacement will enhance the historic Olmsted landscape, improve the quality of space for daily park users, broaden performance diversity, provide full ADA compliance, reduce net maintenance and operating costs for the facility, and improve acoustics, noise control, safety and access.

Location

Volunteer Park, 1247 15th Ave E, 98112

Budget

Seattle Park District provides $900,000 from the Major Projects Challenge Fund toward planning, design and construction. Additional contributions and funding from other sources will fill out the $2.7 million total budget.

Schedule

Planning and Design: 2018 - 2019
Construction: 2020

Project Description

This project will replace the current failing Amphitheater in Volunteer Park with a modern structure meeting community needs for a versatile outdoor performance space. The replacement will enhance the historic Olmsted landscape, improve the quality of space for daily park users, broaden performance diversity, provide full ADA compliance, reduce net maintenance and operating costs for the facility, and improve acoustics, noise control, safety and access.

Community Participation

Please participate in the public process as we work together to replace the amphitheater.

Public Meeting 1/31/2019