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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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360 degree glorious view

The view from this park is a 360 degree wonder! The colorfully painted old gasworks machinery, the leprechaun sized hill with circling path allowing a glimpse of the shipyards... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Syracuse, New York

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Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The view from this park is a 360 degree wonder! The colorfully painted old gasworks machinery, the leprechaun sized hill with circling path allowing a glimpse of the shipyards below, and the peninsula with every imaginable water vessel passing by in the surrounding waters are all one huge photo op. Lots of room for frisbees, dogwalkers, picknicking and sunbathers. Clean... More 

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Columbus, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We were told that the view from Gas Works Parks was gorgeous and we were not disappointed. There wasn't necessarily anything to do at the park, but there were people just sitting out everywhere enjoying the beautiful day reading, throwing footballs, etc. The view out over Lake Union was amazing. Definitely worth a visit while in Seattle.

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Sparta, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

After reading about Gas Works Park in Fodars and other vacation planners, we decided to visit it when we were in Seattle in June. Don't really see the fascination. Yes the views were good but it is basically just a park with a lot of homeless people in it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We come to Gas Works Park every summer and it has one of the best views of the city at night. If your a tourist this place is a must visit.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We arrived at the park just after sunset, and the view of the city across the water was beautiful. We also got to see a bonus feature of fire dancers. Heads up though - it smelt strongly of marijuana. I'd be careful bringing youngsters at night.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Amazing for photoshooots and a great chill out place, good atmosphere for kids, a picnic, it tends to get a bit crowded on sunny days.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Great views from here of Seattle skyline with the Space Needle & Mt Rainier in the distance dominating the skyline. Seems like a really family place to go and play in the park of a sunny evening. Interesting to see the old gasworks however most of it is fenced off and looking a little sad as its over grown with... More 

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Interesting set up with the old gas works buildings still standing in places. The place is great for everyone in the family including the dogs. Field offers amazing views of downtown. Fun area for kids. Great architectural appeal.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

The coal gasification equipment in the park makes it such a magical place, like something you'd see in a Tim Burton movie. The view of Lake Union is spectacular. It's a great place to hang out, have a picnic, enjoy a day with family or simply be on your own.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

What a great idea to build a park around a piece of history. The views of the city are excellent and there's so much water activity happening. We sat for a long time watching people canoeing, the duck tours passing by, a wedding party was having their photos taken. The rest rooms need improvement though. We enjoyed this park. We... More 

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Additional Information about Gas Works Park

Address: Address: 3300 Meridian Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98103
Phone Number: 206-684-4075
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Lake Union
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm

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