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Gas Works Park, Seattle

(4.4/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Make sure you take plenty of pictures of Seattle’s Skyline from a different angle. This park is fun to visit! Enjoy watching all the activity on Lake Union.  more »
  • Took at youth group there for the first time and overall was disappointed since there was nothing for the kids to climb on, saw no good signage so nothing was learned, and it's at an out-of-the-way lo...  more »
  • a beautiful place to view the seattle skyline with the city and the space needle in view; fun to watch the sea planes, here to watch rowing regatta too  more »
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  • The place is beautiful! I love the scene, even through it rained for a while. I love the hills because where I lived, there are no hills. I really like the multiple picture frame that stands on the ground because it look like an illusion.
  • It's a nice park with some history to it. Has a big hill to climb. Good place to fly kites. You can watch sea planes land and take off. No play structure for kids. Most times there are homeless living in the left over pipe structures.
  • Stunning view at sunsetting. Seeing the whole bay and the city behind is just great. Grass green, water blue, sky orange, air fresh. Definitely will come here again.
  • The old gas refinery structures have been reclaimed to make a fun, funky backdrop that attracts everyone from sunset watching students from nearby UW to fire jugglers and parkour groups! Because of the old refinery, you CANNOT get in the water at this park - the sediment isn't safe. But there's plenty to do outside the water - the view of Lake Union and downtown Seattle at sunset cannot be missed!!! Pack up a picnic or just stroll through to enjoy one of Seattle's most iconic parks!
  • Great open space with interesting features and history. Great chill out spot with a view of the city. You can watch the sea planes arrive and depart. Several good bars and restaurants nearby.