For the many LGBTQ performers/speakers over the years who’ve had to use the existing stage at Volunteer Park for Seattle’s Pride celebrations and other events, it’s welcome news to hear that the park at the top of Capitol Hill is getting a brand new amphitheater. The Seattle Park District Major Projects Challenge Fund is providing $900,000 in funding to build a replacement which would be fully accessible to everyone and have a covered roof for protection from rain and the heat of the sun.
A community meeting is scheduled for Thursday, January 31st from 7 pm to 8 pm to discuss the project and answer all questions from the community. It will be held at Miller Community Center, 330 19th Avenue East. More poo:
Join us for a Community Meeting regarding the upcoming new Volunteer Park Amphitheater.
The Seattle Park District Major Projects Challenge Fund is providing $900,000 in funding to move the community-initiated Volunteer Park Amphitheater Replacement project forward through the final design phase and construction.
The existing amphitheater is not accessible to folks of all ages and abilities and is lacking as a performance venue. The new amphitheater will be fully accessible, have overhead weather and sun protection for the performers and include public restrooms.
Please join Seattle Parks and Recreation, Volunteer Park Trust and your neighbors to learn more about this project.
We will re-introduce the design team, provide a design update and review next steps for the amphitheater. At our previous meeting in August 2018, Volunteer Park Trust presented the amphitheater design studies to the community and received valuable feedback.
The amphitheater design is based on extensive outreach with the community, and input from the Friends of Seattle’s Olmsted Parks and the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board.
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Volunteer Park Trust will match the Major Projects Challenge Fund award and is currently working on fundraising. To donate, please visit bit.ly/give2amp