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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

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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Very photogenic

Great place to take pictures lots of cool old machinery. Stay away after dark frequented by homeless folks.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Edmonds, Washington

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Edmonds, Washington
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21 reviews
18 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great place to take pictures lots of cool old machinery. Stay away after dark frequented by homeless folks.

Thank Kidcurry3
Shoreline, Washington
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great place to watch the 4th of July fireworks, have a picnic, fly kites, watch the boats floating by and observe at sunset.

Thank Lee L
Lawrence, Kansas
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409 reviews
219 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fun because of the lovely views of Lake Union and Seattle, with lots of open space for picnics and kite flying. Funky because of this big old gas plant that dominates the area. Wonderful place for an outing with family and friends on a sunny day.

Thank Robert S
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great gem of Seattle, biked down to the park and was astounded at the sights! Great historic preservation with an artistic installation of the old industry. The Park is teaming with blackberry bushes just ripe for the picking and peaople are teaming with great spirits.

Thank Steven S
Lakewood, California
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to Fremont and stopped at the park on my way back to Seattle- glad I did- park has great views of downtown.

Thank Elu3
Puyallup, Washington
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128 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

nice park with a great view. came here to explore with my kids and had fun. great place to take awesome pictures

Thank MaMa6363
Indianapolis, Indiana
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23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wasn't sure what I expected here but I felt a bit underwhelmed. I walked from Fremont and it felt a bit sketchy at time walking alone as a woman to get there. It was not well signed getting in the area. Once there I basically stood at the top of the hill, took a few pictures and left. Maybe... More 

1 Thank RobRachel
San Diego, California
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108 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went in January so it was cold, a bit rainy, and windy. Still - the views of downtown and Lake Union were great. The gas works is fenced off so all you can do is look at it and take photos. If it was warmer I would definitely bring a kite or a picnic and plan to spend a... More 

1 Thank Amy H
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31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There's not much to do at Gas Works park, but if you're looking for a perfect spot to see the Seattle skyline, this is it! Float planes come and land in Lake Union, and there's lots of green space for a picnic!

1 Thank Kerry S
Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited this park on a dark rainy day in early January. There may have been 12 people in the park total when I was there. Have been to Seattle several times but never to this park. I enjoyed it. Not awesome, but cool with a nice view of the city and a funky contrast between the outdoor space and... More 

Thank Jim B

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