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Gas Works Park

3300 Meridian Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98103 (Lake Union)
206-684-4075
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Ranked #35 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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Bellingham, Washington
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
26 helpful votes 26 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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463 reviews 463 reviews
107 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 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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Portland, Oregon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The rusty tanks and covered pump house are cool and great for all ages. You can see a lot of the city and plenty of boats across the water, and there are plenty of paved trails in and around the park.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Stopped at Gas Works Park the end of May, 2014 and on a sunny, breezy day, found a goodly number of people sunbathing and exercising. We observed the Lake Union waterfront, seaplanes taking off, large vessels being worked on while at dock. A fun observation site in Seattle.

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Maui
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Graced by sunshine lit cloudless skies and mid-70's temperatures, we enjoyed a brief sojourn at Gas Works Park and took in the panorama over Lake Union from this soothing waterfront locale. The enormous mega-yacht Vava II was moored across the way and added to the highlights of the incomparable vista from the top of the hill. See the video we... More

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Seattle, Washington
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

The park quickly gets busy when the weather turns nice. The view is awesome. The crowd is eclectic- all ages and types - singles, couples, families, groups of friends, bikers, hikers, runners and people just taking casual strolls. The hill overlooking Lake Union and downtown Seattle is a great place for a picnic, catching a few rays or just hanging... More

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Seattle, Washington
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29 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is place I go frequently ... I love sitting on the hill next to the GasWorks and looking over Lake Union - there's a constant flow of activity - working boats, folks out for exercise, kayaks, sailboats and powerboats. The lake is surrounded by floating houses (don't say "houseboats"), dry-docks, office buildings, marinas, restaurants etc. It's a lively place,... More

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