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Gas Works Park

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Neighborhood: Lake Union
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Address: 3300 Meridian Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98103
Phone Number: 206-684-4075
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6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Activities: Biking, Hiking
Description: From industrial sludge to family fun: this urban park features an...
From industrial sludge to family fun: this urban park features an industrial plant-turned kiddie play area as well as a beautiful lake and picnic area.
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Gas works park! A must-visit in Seattle!

Every time we have out-of-town guests visiting Seattle we always bring them to this park. Easily accessible from I-5, close to downtown, North side of Lake Union. Parking is free... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Every time we have out-of-town guests visiting Seattle we always bring them to this park. Easily accessible from I-5, close to downtown, North side of Lake Union. Parking is free and surrounding area is known for a lot of bicycling. Gas Works park contains remnants of the sole remaining coal gasification plant in the US. The plant operated from 1906... More 

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

If you'd like to take some great pics, relax, see the whole water front area of Seattle - the Gas Works Park is quite a special place! The Band Soundgarden, got its inspiration from this Gas facility - as its tubes make noises with the wind blowing..

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Canadian Lakes, MI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

A beautiful spot for a picnic and kite flying! There did seem to be a fair amount of trash around, but it was not too distracting. And, some rebuilding is scheduled to begin September of 2015. Most of the park should still be open. Was able to watch some Medieval Jousters on a Sunday afternoon--fun!

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This park has an absolutely beautiful view and is well worth the hike - public transit to the area isn't the best, so plan ahead, but bring some food for a picnic and just stare at the water.

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Camano Island, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Loved the open grass for kids to run on and climb around the play area. Perfect place to have a picnic. I was disappointed the walking trail was under construction but it looks like it will be great when finished. There was a tent set up under a structure in the kids play area that made it less of a... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Learned about this place from a local on the airplane when I told them my husband is a photographer. We took the bus up from downtown for $2.50. We considered renting a bike but very glad we didn't as we continued our day. It would have been exhausting hauling it around. The view was so gorgeous and there were abandoned... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Perhaps it was because I was by myself, perhaps it was because I wasn't really in a park mood or perhaps it was the slightly chilly weather but Gas Works Park did not speak to me like it does others. Don't get me wrong - this park is pretty gorgeous. It has emaculate lawns and this cute hill you can... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Nice place to go jogging in the morning and i liked the view of Seattle from this park. Some renovation was on-going when I visited which limited what I could explore in the park. But nevertheless it was worth visiting

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

came of summer time was really good with family. kids were happy to play and the view was beautiful,we love to come back on summer time.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Not the most accessible place, but worth taking a car trip. Poised on the northern shore of Lake Union, with a commanding view of the city of Seattle. Sited on a former location of a gas producer, it still contains parts of the old piping, now painted in primary colors and featured like modernistic sculpture. Good for a starting point... More 

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