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Gas Works Park

3300 Meridian Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98103 (Lake Union)
206-684-4075
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Ranked #32 of 213 attractions in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks
Activities: Biking, Hiking
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Beaverton, Oregon
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

I discovered this park on one of my solo trips to Seattle years and years ago, and it still holds the same feeling as it did back then. I love it here. But over time, it has gotten extremely busy. Parking is near impossible to get unless you circle til someone leaves. Which this time we didnt have to wait,... More

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Orlando, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This is a very cool park! The old gas works factory adds an edgy feel to the park, but the view from the park is what sold me. From the hills of the park down to the water, you can see downtown Seattle in the distance. You can also see sea planes landing, people kayaking, and more water activities. Overall,... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This is worth doing the same day you visit Green Lake. It is a quick stop, free parking, and has a terrific view of the city across the water. If you don't (or) do a Lake Cruise, you can also see the many floating houses across the lake from here, and also see the frequent take-off and landings of the... More

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Amarillo, Texas
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196 reviews 196 reviews
122 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I visited Gas Works Park on a cool, sunny summer day, and it was fantastic. Families were out enjoying the park, and this location offers some terrific views of Seattle's famous skyline. If you're looking for some green space in which to chill out for a while, this is a great spot.

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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Interesting park with old pipes and engines that were used to create synthetic natural gas in the past. Now, it's just a cool steampunk park! Gorgeous views of the bay and the city. People were flying kites from atop Sundial Hill. Nice trails up to the hill. Also has a playground.

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Bellingham, Washington
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10 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

There are very nice views from the park of Seattle and such especially from the top of the hill. The kids had fun climbing up and then rolling down some of the way. However, besides a walk around the abandon structure we didn't find anything that held our interest for very long. Don't even know if there is a playground... More

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Denton, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

If you're looking for a park that isn't just grass and trees, this is a good one to pick. The abandoned plant gives it kind of a "Steam punk" feel to the park. I also enjoyed the hill they had to the side. It provided a very amazing view of Seattle across the water.

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Armada, Michigan, United States
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94 reviews 94 reviews
32 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Why abandon it when you can repurpose it. The kids loved riding their bikes around the structures. Just a great idea!

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Union City, New Jersey, United States
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490 reviews 490 reviews
115 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Beautiful park on the site of an old gas work site. The views of Downtown Seattle, SLU, and the space needle are great from here. The old rusty metal buildings grant great character too. Great place for a picnic, walk, or just relaxing.

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Washington
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Just a neat place to visit whether you're looking to view a piece of history in the NW, out for a morning walk or looking for a great view of the city Gas Works Park covers them all..........!

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