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Gas Works Park

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Gas Works Park

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3300 Meridian Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103-9150
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wireless_in_CA wrote a review Nov 2020
California4,105 contributions3,236 helpful votes
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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.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Jason Hennig wrote a review Oct 2020
Renton, Washington92 contributions7 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Krish M wrote a review Sep 2020
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This place is so awesome, the ultimate gem of man and nature. Definitely recommended! The highlight of my Seattle trip.
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Date of experience: May 2020
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nationalbiscuit wrote a review Aug 2020
Cleveland, Ohio481 contributions91 helpful votes
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!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Helmut wrote a review Jul 2020
Kirkland, Washington4,006 contributions605 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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