Gas Works Park

Gas Works Park, Seattle: Hours, Address, Gas Works Park Reviews: 4.5/5

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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Harold M
Gresham, OR343 contributions
My favorite park in the Seattle area.
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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Joy733
Austin, TX108 contributions
Skip it
May 2021
Just check out photos. There are much better parks to visit in the city. Vistas are better from other spots. Restrooms were so foul.
Written May 28, 2021
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Molly M
South Bend, IN692 contributions
Great View from the Top
May 2021 • Friends
We stopped here and walked up to the top of the hill to the right of the gas pipe structure. It was a great view of the city. It wasn’t too busy when we visited on a Thursday afternoon.
Written May 17, 2021
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senior travelers
San Francisco, CA238 contributions
Easy stroll, great views
May 2021 • Couples
This park next to lake union offers great views of Seattle. You can rent boats or just take a nice easy stroll. Parking is free.
Written May 11, 2021
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Tnw
30 contributions
nice gem
Apr 2021
Great place to spend a few hours, have a picnic, people watch, soak up some PNW sun, launch kayaks or paddle boards, watch all the boats and water traffic, nice view of the city.
Written April 20, 2021
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wireless_in_CA
United States4,342 contributions
Past and Present With Awesome Views
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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Jason Hennig
Renton, WA117 contributions
Right out of a Ghibli Movie
Oct 2020
I would be giving this a 5/5 except for the bathrooms. I was very, very unimpressed with the bathrooms. However, everything else was awesome. Extremely cool, a great vantage point, and honestly, on a nice day, it looks like it came right out of a Ghibli movie.
Written October 25, 2020
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Krish M
1 contribution
Epic, 2 Thumbs Up!
May 2020 • Solo
This place is so awesome, the ultimate gem of man and nature. Definitely recommended! The highlight of my Seattle trip.
Written September 23, 2020
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nationalbiscuit
Cleveland, OH477 contributions
Best park
Aug 2020
I want to have a picnic here asap. This is such a cool park. Seattle has crazy views everywhere but I think this has been my favorite so far. I'm looking forward to spending lots of time here!
Written August 18, 2020
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Helmut
Kirkland, WA4,002 contributions
Meh.
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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