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Gas Works Park, 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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  • Enjoyed a short visit to the park early in the morning. Not that great a view of downtown. Gasworks are interesting though overgrown. They do plan some renovations.  more »
  • It's definitely cool to visit a park where historical industry has been reclaimed by nature, and it has an amazing view of seattle.  more »
  • Took bus 26 to Freemont and walked for 15 minutes down the hill to the park. We had picked up a great sand which in town and picnicked at the park. Not many benches so a blanket on hand would be good....  more »
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  • 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.
  • I love the view sitting by the lake (Union) across from the reflecting city lights glistening on the water after dark. Some days there are events going on, all days are nice to watch kayakers, duck boats, yachts, and wildlife. Gasworks rusted structures are interesting, colorful structures are like a homeless hotel! Once you've seen them, no need to again when you go back, and you don't notice the little campsites otherwise. New playground, decent bathroom, very nice under cover bbq cooking area, fire pit, great for events/parties. Ample parking.
  • 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.
  • 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 hang out in the summer, lots of people year round. Seattle locals hangout spot. Picnicking and drinking (discretely) is common. Family friendly, lots of pets and toys and children flying around.