Gas Works Park, Seattle
Categories: Nature & Parks
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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A plesant park on Lake Union, with remnants of the old Gas Works structures (safely decommissioned) for a striking visual contrast. Watch the Seaplanes take off, see the famous Houseboats of Seattle a... read more »
It is a unique park but I have to say I would not go out of my way to visit. Had great views and some places for small children to play but honestly it was nothing special.
We visited Gas Works Park in the evening. It is great to see how the city created a park out of an old abandoned gas area. There was a lot going on, including a yoga class, kickball games, people picn... read more »
Can't believe I have been past this place so many times over the years and haven't visited until last year. I end up keep visiting this place as the views are amazing. I didn't realize this location provided such as beautiful view of Seattle. Definitely a much visit for everyone.
I noticed this place from the Space Needle top... I thought it is a gorgeous brown Palace surrounded by big green backyard.... (LOL my bad vision) Amazing thing happened... Thanks to my friend who lives in Seattle! Without any planning he drove us-tourists exactly to that place to watch sunset after visiting Space Needle. I discovered: Huge brown structure was not a Palace... it was The old Gasification Plant. Sunset time was wonderful there. We did not see sun itself but we saw Sunny road on the water. Downtown buildings windows reflected sun and made virtual golden road on the water.
Beautiful small park by the lake, with beautiful views of the city. Seeing all those people sailing and kayaking makes you just want to jump on the water! The old oil structures around make a beautiful addition to the scenery and make this park unique.
Very cool park with the remnants of the old gas works. We had allocated seating for the fourth of July fireworks and they were absolutely amazing. The place was packed but somehow we made it in and out without a hitch.
One of the most unique and beautiful parks in Seattle, set in the remains of an old gasification plant! Offers a great view of downtown Seattle and Lake Union. Kite hill is beautiful too! There's a small kiosk with ice-cream and snacks in the summer.
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