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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
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I have a love/hate relationship with Gas Works. Been there a couple times during the winter and feel as if I am surrounded by homeless camps in a dreary field. But on sunny days... the park is alive with energy, family picnics, Frisbee games, great...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank TakingTheBigBreak428
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Safe place to see city, picnic or enjoy the day. Good view. Easy parking. Best view requires walking* up a steep hill with a winding paved path way.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank seedcorn
Reviewed 4 days ago

A reclaimed coal gasification plan on Lake Union, in near north central Seattle, with the Space Needle dominating the western view. We got sandwiches at one of the many nearby restaurants on North 34th Street, and had a picnic in this lovely setting. We were...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank aflynn33
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Relaxing late afternoon stroll. Up on the hill by the sundial is a beautiful view of the water, skyline, and gas works. Fun to watch the sailboats and people relaxing and flying kites.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank AnneS589
Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice lush green atmosphere with grass and tress around. Remains of old industrial era, a small hillock to climb and the backdrop of a lake with ducklings wading in the water and on the other side the skyline. Well maintained area and a fresh...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Atul S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited on a rainy day, but still had fun exploring the grounds. It is a very nice open space with beautiful views of the city from across the water. Great place to take some photos! Ample parking too.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank msheehan93
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Could have been left as an eyesore. Instead, a beautiful open space. And the views of the city, across the water, are magnificent

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Tincanpuller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped by the Gas Works Park with my family and spent a couple of hours there, the park has a small play area for the kids and its right next to Lake Union. You can have a picnic there and watch the sea planes take...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank AeronauticalEngineer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gas Works Park is a great place to plan a picnic now that the beautiful spring weather has arrived in Seattle. If you're visiting the city it's a great spot to relax and enjoy great views of the city. Most of the time parking is...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is only in Seattle. What a view. Picnic, play, lay in the sun. Lots of good parking and the views are the best.

Date of experience: April 2019
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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...