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Gas Works Park, Seattle

4.4
#9 of 35 in Parks in Seattle
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Jog, picnic, fly a kite, or just take in the views at one of the city's most unusual and popular hangouts,Gas Works Park. Formerly the site of the Seattle gasification plant, the present-day park is the result of highly creative urban renewal projects. Combining a great view of the city, wide green spaces, and the remains of the old plant, the park retains a special character and serves as a great place for a variety of outdoor activities. Parts of the park have been remodeled into a children's play area, and there's also an artificial hill where your kite can catch some lift. The large parking lot and nearby bike lanes provide easy access. By using our Seattle trip builder, you can arrange your visit to Gas Works Park and other attractions in Seattle.
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  • Take a picnic and sit at this quirky park to people watch both on land and water! If you have a kite bring that along and take it up kite hill for great kite flying adventures.  more »
  • Just one of the coolest places to see in Seattle. It's not downtown, but bus service in Seattle is great. So grab a bus, grab a brew, and see the park.  more »
  • Had a family reunion / picnic and it was lots of fun. Good views and lots of space... Didn't notice a children's playground, so that could be lacking... but has bathrooms and free parking... Easy to f...  more »
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  • This place is a great stop. If it is the evening, then you'll love it even more. I remember it being almost magical the first time we walked up in the evening...and the whole city was lit up before us. In addition to this there is sometimes entertainment there. We had people dancing with fire sticks the night we went. It's a great place to go in general but incredible on a clear evening.
  • A fantastic summer day picnic spot. The views are fantastic and unlike any other park you have a imposing structure of an​ old gasification plant that guns it this place a unique character. A short walk from the place will take you to nice cafes and bars- a good way to cap of a relaxing day on the grass.
  • Beautiful place to go when the suns out! Also nice area for taking photos. Walking up the hill, youll be able to see a nice view of the Seattle Skyline. Best time to get beautiful golden sun rays would be sometime near sunset. There is a bathroom nearby as well.
  • Gorgeous and interesting park! Really liked the views and the parking was plentiful when we went in the late afternoon. Bathrooms were not kept clean however.
  • Definitely my favorite park in all of Seattle. Beautiful view of Lake Union and the skyline. I went here for my morning run... lots of sidewalk space to go for a run or a walk through out the entire park. Benches to sit in and just take in the view. I get my best workout running up and down the hill to this viewpoint! Always worth a visit whenever I come to Seattle.

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