Gas Works Park
Gas Works Park
4.5
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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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Gina D
Bethesda, MD3 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
Last night (9/25/22) I had one of the best nights of my life at Gas Works Park to watch the sunset. It was absolutely incredible to see the sun set and the city lights turn on. The atmosphere was a party, a celebration of the beauty of the city and of life itself. A band played close to the old Gas Works. On Lake Union, a boat with another band also played while a line of smaller boats followed to hear the music. Paddle boarders, hot-tub-boaters and canoe-ers enjoyed the lake. On the hill at one side of the park, groups of people gathered and talked with friends and loved ones as we watched the city lights turn on across the lake. It was surreal and spectacular. The highlight of my trip to the PNW. Makes me want to move to Seattle. BREATHTAKING!
Written September 26, 2022
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Harold M
Gresham, OR354 contributions
May 2021
This is a great place for couples or families. It’s a beautiful place to watch the sunset. While I was visiting there was a large group of people playing music. There is a great view of the Seattle skyline. You can see many boaters in Lake Union. It has free parking to the park which is a nice bonus. I always look forward to coming here when I’m visiting the greater Seattle area.
Written June 3, 2021
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wireless_in_CA
United States4,721 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
Gas Works Park was an old gasification plant that the city preserved and built a park around it. A nice way of preserving the past and molding it into something useful in the present.

The main collection of preserved steel structures was still fenced off and covered with a lot more greenery and unsightly graffiti than I remember. Regardless they were still a sight to behold. A lot of the original machinery were also retained under an open air roof and brightly painted. Unlike the plant you could actually get up close and touch them. A row of concrete supports for something unknown to me was popular spot for kids to play peekaboo or hide and seek.

Most people were likely drawn to the park for the views of the Seattle skyline (including the iconic Space Needle)and Lake Union. A small hill was the most popular viewing spot and it was an easy walk up a paved path.

Lots of open space with grass allowed for adequate spacing for those who wanted a picnic, sun or toss a frisbee around.

Closer to the water one can better see the boats that floated by including such oddities as the hot tub boat (40 degree weather and everyone onboard was wearing bikinis or shorts). A well maintained paved path followed the lakeshore.

The only negative was the homeless encampment of tents. This was based near the bathrooms.

There was a lot of free parking spots in the lot and on the street. However given good weather I can see them getting filled.

Written November 1, 2020
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mrsjcope
Rogersville, TN23 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
Beautiful views of the Seattle skyline and great open areas. I saw several people flying kites, so if you’re into that then this would be a good area. However much of the park has been covered in graffiti, like much of Seattle. It’s not even good, artistic graffiti…it’s just ugly tags that I equate with senseless vandalism. Also, no clue what was happening the day we visited but there was a group of about 25 stark naked adults putting body paint on each other and riding bicycles. It was bizarre, especially considering that it was mid-forties and windy, 10:00am in the morning, and lots of kids around. I had not anticipated that full frontal nudity was going to be included with this visit LOL
Written June 30, 2022
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David W
Salt Lake City, UT24 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
Was just ok. The view of the city was great, but was disappointed with how dirty and poorly kept the park was when we were there. The gas works structures and surrounding buildings like the restrooms, play are, etc. are all covered with graffiti. The lawns for the entire park was completely dead - yeah, high heat and low rain contributed. The park was kind of a mess to be honest.
Written August 10, 2022
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Steven T
Seattle, WA1,804 contributions
Jun 2020 • Solo
Gasworks Park sits on the north side of Lake Union and hosts Seattle’s annual 4th of July celebration. There’s no better view in the city of the fabulous annual fireworks show. The park is where the locals go for a picnic, to walk their dog or to fly a kite. The park has many different vantage points for photographers to take breathtaking photographs. In fact, the park is a very popular place for couples to take their wedding pictures. The park is also a wonderful place to enjoy the sunset.
Written June 4, 2020
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StefJax
Tampa, FL2,392 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
You definitely should have a car to go here - though there is probably public transport that can get you there too. It’s a bit out of the city but that means it has great views of the city skyline. Coo to walk around - limited facilities but there is a bathroom there. Not much to do there but probably very good during a concert or maybe for a picnic.
Written March 5, 2020
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Helmut
Kirkland, WA4,698 contributions
Jul 2020
I expected more, frankly. I can imagine this being a nice place sans COVID where people hang out, but it was relatively boring (no drink or food options) and sad to see the homeless people camping in the woods. Not worth a repeat, except for the view.
Written July 15, 2020
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Ve Pa
Montreal, Canada22 contributions
May 2019
Wonderful park, super clean, not crowded at all, many locals walk their dogs and have picnics.
Quite close to the city and you get a good view of the water, the city skyline and the old buildings. You can walk around for 30-60 minutes or have a picnic there
A MUST SEE
Written April 2, 2020
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ExpoNationals
Bakersfield, CA4,073 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
Gas Works Park is a popular place to visit for viewing the Sunset. It was very busy the day we dropped by. Parking was packed! You get a terrific view of the downtown Seattle skyline. It's a cool place to check out and hangout at.
Written August 26, 2021
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