United States Volunteer Park

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T. Kirkendall and V. Spring

About this spot

This area has been a city park since 1887. After several name changes it was finally named after the volunteers in the Spanish-American war. The main features of the park include a large conservatory, a statue of William Henry Seward, the Asian-American museum, the Black Sun sculpture (often referred to as the doughnut), a fenced off reservoir and a brick water tower with a view of Seattle from the observation area at the top. The park is also known for its colorful flowers. There are brightly colored Koi fish in some of the small ponds around the park during the summer. If traveling with the family, the park has a kids play area and a wading pool open in the summer only. In short, Volunteer Park is full of opportunities for photographers and a fun place to visit.

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