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Volunteers help restore historic Seattle park

Volunteers gathered Sunday morning to help restore a historic Seattle park. (KOMO photo).

SEATTLE - Volunteers gathered Sunday morning to help restore a historic Seattle park.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., volunteers weeded gardens, spread gravel and cleared brush at Volunteer Park as part of their Spring Restoration Day.

The event was organized by the Volunteer Park Trust, a local organization whose mission is to "restore, protect and preserve" Seattle and, in particular, Volunteer Park.

Restoration parties happen twice a year, the group says.

Most of the volunteer group's efforts centered on the west side of park below the reservoir. All ages and ability levels were welcome at the event.

Volunteer Park is home to the Volunteer Park Conservatory and the Seattle Asian Art Museum. The 40-acre park was designated a Seattle Landmark on Nov. 2, 2011.





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