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Gas Works Park

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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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3300 Meridian Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103-9150
Lake Union
+1 206-684-4075
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Reviewed yesterday

A great city park with out of this world views of Lake Union, boating activities and the Seattle Skyline! The city kept some very steampunk looking structures from a 1900's gasification plant and turned it into a city park that is a delight for all....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank dhananel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A large park awaits, and it comes with a nice view of the city skyline - the gasworks itself are colorful but rather small, a good place to hang out in the sun (if there the rain stops this is ;))

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LaMoucheQ
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a ton of things to look at and do in this park. Aside from exploring the old buildings and pipelines that create a truly unique environment, there are also the spectacular views of Downtown Seattle, including the Space Needle. There is a very...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank nomadfamilytravelers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my favorite stop during our visit to Seattle! A beautiful view of the Seattle skyline from the top of the hill. Our family photos have sail boats, kayakers, and the space needle in them. I highly recommend at least a quick stop for...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank HonoBlue
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was here two times, one during the day and one in the night. The landscape and the skyline of the city that you can admire from here is really stunning! In the night is beautiful to see the lights of the city and the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MartaM1924
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I never tire of Gas Works Park whether going solo, with family, or a group. It’s a great space for walking, playing, thinking, and perfect for flying your kite.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 735carolynl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a beautiful place wit’ the best views of the Seattle skyline from across Lake Union. On a sunny summer day it’s 1 of the top places 2 b in Seattle! There’s a cool hill there wit’ a bench on top where people lay out...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Chardburner
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I felt like I was on Salisbury Hill and I have never been there. Being able to look out over the city from the park is breathtaking and exploring the entire park is a must.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank kinetic321
Reviewed November 30, 2018

Fun little stop and could be great with a picnic! Come for an early morning or late afternoon view of the view of the city.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Farrah K
Reviewed November 12, 2018

If you want a taste of Seattle then go check out Gas Works park. There isn't a whole lot to do, unless you are into parks. It is an old gas works that has been cleaned up and painted. You can play on the equipment...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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April 6, 2018|
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Response from Raul M | Reviewed this property |
HI there, Welcome to Seattle! (any time soon). This park has three entrances 400 feet apart from each other. The "main one" is on the East side of the park. The one on the West side is the less obvious one, and with the... More
January 15, 2018|
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Response from giraffez | Reviewed this property |
No fences around the park so I don’t see why not. But as with all parks, be cautious at night. The park is very open area, not much to hide around so you should be able to see who is there. It goes dark around five at... More
May 30, 2017|
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Response from SeattleMike1962 | Reviewed this property |
Metro bus #'s 26,40, & 62 will get you there...Cost is probably $2.50 per adult...
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Ashley G
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Seeking suggestions on tentative itinerary for Friday, June 3 - Sunday, June 6, especially if there's something we need to add while we're in the respective area. We're staying in Capital Hill (Airbnb). Friday Arrive at airport at 9:30 AM LINK to Capital Hill Drop bags off at house Walk around Cap Hill & have lunch (Where should we eat?) Transit to Kerry Park, Ballard Locks Walk to Golden Gardens Park Walk to Cafe Munir for dinner OR Start at Gardens and end at Walrus &...More
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My husband and I are visiting May 15-21 and need some guidance as to how to plan the trip. We are considering taking several tours since we have never been to the area, but we'd really prefer to tour ourselves...in our car, at our leisure. Are the paid tours worth it and enjoyable or is it realistic to guide ourselves via gps? In particular, I've seen a tour for the Snoqualmie Falls and wineries... (probably a stupid question) can this be done on your own or do you have to use a tour? We...More
April 19, 2016|
Response fromSeattleReebs|
Someone else may be better at turning this into an itinerary, but I will make a few notes. Seattle is a very safe and accessible city. You won't want a car for the "downtown" stuff (space needle, emp, gum wall, aquarium, sculpture garden) You will need a car for Snoqualmie Falls, wineries, etc. The only reason to do a tour for the wineries is if you are concerned about driving after wine tasting. Letting someone else drive is safer and allows you to taste more freely. Kerry Park has...More
joshua b
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One day in Seattle (7 Replies)
This will be my 4th time, but my girlfriend's never been to Seattle. We have a 14 hour stopover between flights. I would like to take her to Pikes Place Market, Gas Works Park, Ballard Locks, the Lenin Statue neighborhood, maybe the Experience Music Project, maybe Capitol Hill or Discovery Park. (I hope the weather's good!) I know that's alot...does anyone suggest some other nice things...? Once I get to the downtown tunnel from the airport, are there alternatives to buses? Do you...More
March 27, 2007|
Response fromjoshua b|
Thanks, an economy car can be rented on hotwire for about $25.00.