This weekend we’ll be celebrating the grand opening of the new Volunteer Park amphitheater with music and keynote speakers on July 2 from 2-7PM. This event marks the beginning of the Volunteer Park Summer Series, six free shows and performances on Thursday evenings from July 14th to August 18th from 6-8:30PM.
Walker Macy worked with ORA Architects, Volunteer Park Trust, and Seattle Parks and Recreation to revitalize the Volunteer Park’s outdoor amphitheater, restore an Olmsted pathway, and integrate the new design with the surrounding historic landscape. This is the first new building for this historic park in 50 years and it is the only public outdoor stage in the region capable of supporting professional dance with its custom-designed resilient stage floor. The new amphitheater provides greater capacity and flexibility for performances, and includes full ADA accessibility, a roof, all-gender bathrooms, storage space, and an actors’ dressing room.