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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. 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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  • October 3, 2017
    Walking a lot in the parking lot, not stunning sunsets and enjoy the view! Discover Seattle's night ~!
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  • October 2, 2017
    Actually for everything! You can walk, bike, picnic, etc The view is unbelivable! People paddleboarding, boats, just beautiful place very worth going too!  more »
  • October 1, 2017
    We went there at night and this park definitely has the best nighttime view of Seattle. Getting to the park via the biking path that leads to it is not very comfortable in the dark, since there isn’t ...  more »
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  • June 28, 2017
    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.
  • June 15, 2017
    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.
  • June 13, 2017
    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.
  • June 30, 2017
    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.
  • March 23, 2017
    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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