Volunteer Park Amphitheater Replacement

Updated: November 8, 2019

Fall/Winter 2019

Thank you to everyone who volunteered at the Fall Restoration Day on Sept. 22 and stopped by our tent to view the design for the new amphitheater. 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. Here are the updated images that were presented: 

rendering of proposed amphitheater, daytime

rendering of proposed amphitheatre with audience in the evening

aerial drawing of proposed amphitheater layout in the park

The Volunteer Park Trust is fundraising for this project.  To donate or contact them please visit this link

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

Fall Restoration Day/Open House 9/22/2019