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Gas Works Park

3300 Meridian Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98103 (Lake Union)
206-684-4075
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Ranked #24 of 212 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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Forest Park, Illinois, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Interesting history of Gas Works Park. We viewed the park from a ride on the Ducks into Lake Union. Beautiful scenic area.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I ran here on the Burke-Gilman trail and was rewarded with a beautiful view of the city skyline! Also, there is a good-sized parking lot so it is easily accessible if you decide to drive.

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Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
25 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

Really enjoyed this park, felt like I was in a Nightmare on Elm Street set because of the old rusty boilers. Loved the steam punk/ old locomotion themed play land for families, which is all under shelter. Very basic BBQ facilities. Then there is the lovely view of the city across the lake. We sat by the lake for awhile.... More

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Seattle, Washington
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190 reviews 190 reviews
39 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Take a blanket and a picnic to Gas Works Park on a sunny day and you'll soon realize what a gem it is, and why so many Seattle residents consider this to be one of the best parts of the city. There is a large parking lot and it is easy to get here by bike or bus from many... More

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Backpacker83
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

A great park to visit and one of the best places to get a view of the city and the Space Needle. Visiting during the day gives you a view of downtown over the glimmer Lake Union. At night you get a beautiful view of the downtown lit up by lights. It’s a huge park with a small hill that... More

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Houston, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This is an enjoyable park to spend the day lounging near the water and playing in the grass. It's a fine juxtaposition of industry and nature...seems like a good reflection of Seattle.

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Indiana
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94 reviews 94 reviews
17 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is a lovely free park with plenty of free parking---the view from the highest point is as good as the view from the space needle! If you visit Seattle, you must go here!

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Phoenix, AZ
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68 reviews 68 reviews
25 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is a cool place to take the kids and to get a view of the Seattle skyline. Some parts of Seattle used to get their gas from this place and it is a walk back in history.

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La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We came out to kill some time, and I found myself really enjoying this place. It is interesting to look at and wonder what it was before. I think it was a creative way to make lemonade out of junk. It was nice to walk around and think, take some photos of the skyline, go listen to the drum circle... More

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Elkhart, Indiana, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Not only is this park historic, but it has amazing views of downtown Seattle and more. I came on Labor Day on a beautiful sunny day, and there were so many boats and people out, which adds to the charm. Even with it busy, it remained peaceful and relaxing!

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