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Gas Works Park, Seattle

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#8 of 62 in Parks in Seattle
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. Put Gas Works Park on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Seattle day trip site .
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  • Fun little stop and could be great with a picnic! Come for an early morning or late afternoon view of the view of the city.  more »
  • If you want a taste of Seattle then go check out Gas Works park. There isn't a whole lot to do, unless you are into parks. It is an old gas works that has been cleaned up and painted. You can play on ...  more »
  • Saw this one listed as one of the top 10 cool places to visit in Seattle on YouTube, so I decided to check it out and I was not disappointed. I took the Link light rail to Udub (U of Washington) and t...  more »
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  • Fun park. Filled with kids - summer day camp? We couldn't get over how engaged all the kids were! My husband loved watching the seaplanes take off and land on the water. There were geese with goslings in tow, and a hill topped with a great inset sundial (missing its arm unfortunately) from which kites were flying. The bathrooms could use some improvement, but seemed clean and had soap and toilet paper.
  • Really photogenic park, especially on a good day. Tricky by public transport. We got off the bus in Fremont and walked along, but it was a nice flat walk and beautiful weather. The park is super exciting as you walk in and see the Gasworks structures themselves. They're fenced off but you can get great photos over the fence if you climb to the top of the grassy hill. Bonus of doing this is there's a beautiful view of the city. Expect to be mobbed by geese, but they're a friendly bunch.
  • I've spent so much time here all of my life. From swimming to kite flying this place is awesome. Sun lovers and groups share the vast grasses to the old works painted like a child's playground, it has something for everybody. Last weekend we attended my high school reunion. Fun fun fun!!
  • It has some great views of the water and you can see across the downtown Seattle. There's big open grass lawns that you can have a nice picnic or you can walk your dog. This can be a nice daytime thing or a bit of a romantic evening depending on when you go. I would make sure to bring a sweatshirt because it does get get windy and chilly.
  • Very cool park. It's the remnants of an old gas refinery. You can see the old equipment. Plus, it is a beautiful park on it's own. Being on the waterfront makes for a fabulous view. You can get a great view of the skyline. Like I said, a very cool park.
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