Volunteer Park (Seattle)

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Volunteer Park, a 48.3 acre (195,000 m²) park on Seattle, USA's Capitol Hill.

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History

Volunteer Park was acquired by the city of Seattle for $2,000 in 1876 from J.M. Colman. In 1885 it was designated a cemetery, but two years later it was named "Lake View Park," and the cemetery was developed on an adjacent plot of land (see Lake View Cemetery). The park then became known as "City Park." In 1901, it was renamed "Volunteer Park" to honor the volunteers who served in the Spanish-American War.

Features

The park includes a conservatory, completed in 1912; a water tower with an observation deck; a reservoir; the Seattle Asian Art Museum; and a sculpture, Black Sun, by Isamu Noguchi.

Events

Seattle's annual Pride parade ends at Volunteer Park, where the crowd meets various musical guests, sponsoring organizations, and vendors.

The park also hosts various free concerts and outdoor theater events throughout the summer.

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zh:義工公園

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