Volunteer Park is a popular choice amongst families living in Seattle especially in the summer time thanks to the fact that it is home to one of the city's principal wading pools. There is a lot for sporty people to do while certain cultural attractions provide even more options for other visitors. Designed by the Olmstead Brothers who also created the plan for New York's Central Park, Volunteer Park throws up plenty of surprises across its 45 acres.
Things to Do
- The main draw to Volunteer Park for families is its wading pool. This is a fun place you can bring your children and let them have fun paddling and splashing around with other kids their age. There is always a friendly atmosphere at this family oriented pool.
- If you are into sports you can go for a match at one of the park's tennis courts. Two of these are lighted and can be played on during the evening hours. Or if you are more in the mood for brain food you go to the Seattle Asian Art Museum located on the park's grounds. There is a conservatory for nature lovers and many long winding paths which can be enjoyed on a long walk or used for jogging.
Volunteer Park & Wading Pool Insider Tips
- The Wading Pool opens to the public every year in June and closes for the season on September 1st.
- There is a water fountain and a public restroom provided at the park.
- The city provides a wading park hotline which ou can reach on (206) 684-7769. Give this number a call if the weather is looking uncertain and you want to be sure the pool is open. The hotline is updated each day during the summer season at 9:30 a.m.