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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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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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A great place for relaxation

Formerly a gas works, Gas Works Park provides both locals and travelers with a perfect grassfield for a nice sunbath along with a stunning view of the Lake, where the breezes are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
KyLeKiMi
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Seoul, South Korea
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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Formerly a gas works, Gas Works Park provides both locals and travelers with a perfect grassfield for a nice sunbath along with a stunning view of the Lake, where the breezes are fresher than anywhere else and the yachts are simply picturesque.

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Singapore, Singapore
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

What a great place to chill out with friends and take fabulous photos of the Seattle landscape. A must go either alone or with friends!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

If you are hanging near Fremont or Greenlake check this park out. Bring a kite or frisbee. Hike the hill to the sun dial and check out the view of lake union. Get some fish and chips at Ivaars nearby or you are coupled without kids go to the Westward for drinks & oysters. Essential bakery near by. Bike path... More 

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Oakley, California
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89 reviews 89 reviews
16 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Who ever would imagine putting a park on the site of an old gas refinery. The draw is they left some of the old equipment on site. The sad part is that most of the people at the park have no idea what the old equipment is and now use it to climb/around and tag with beautiful getto art. Sitting... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Love this place. Awesome views of Downtown Seattle. Lots of green with some factory buildings thrown into the mix. And a harmonious mix it is. Great place to relax on a sunny day, if you don't mind a crowd!

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Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

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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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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