Volunteer Park Amphitheater Replacement

Updated: March 21, 2019

Spring 2019

Thank you to everyone who reviewed the updated schematic design package and joined us at the January 31 public meeting to review 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