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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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  • Gas works park is a great place to walk in the rain with great water front views of Lake Union and great old industrial to photograph .  more »
  • This is an ideal location to get out of the car and stretch your legs and take a short but beautiful walk through the now defunct Gas Works (see the great rusted pipe gas works which now looks like ar...  more »
  • We hiked up and around Gas Works Park on the north shore of Lake Union. This hill is on the site of the former Seattle Gas Light company gasification plant. Perched on top is a large walkable sundial....  more »
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  • Gasworks is a Seattle staple. The view of the city is beautiful, day and night. The hill is super cool. The geese are awesome but they can be a little mean... If you are just visiting Seattle, go to Gasworks. If you have just moved to Seattle, go to Gasworks. A lot of people go to Gasworks at night for the view. I would not use the bathroom pretty much at all, but especially at night. There can be some shady characters there after dark.
  • Rain or shine, this is a great park. I love to run and walk around this area! It's easy to make your own trail around here. The view doesn't get old and it's always fun to stop by to pass some time. I'm always able to find parking which is a major plus!
  • This is a great park to take a long stroll through or plan a picnic. During the summer, there are amazing views of planes and boats on the lake. Climbing the hills in the park gives one great views of the surrounding area. The Gas Works remnant make for an interesting backdrop to such a scenic park.
  • Lovely place to watch the boats and the seaplanes. Nice rolling hills with a view of the Seattle skyline from the north side of the city. Great place for picnics in the summers. Parking has become a major problem recently, however.
  • Good views The place is a nice spot to see Seattle. We came on 1/1/18 and it was full of broken glass, not surprising considering it's view of the Space Needle, would have been amazing to watch the fireworks from here. It's a place to bring your out of town friends. There is a wee park to play social sports and some old gas works machinery. It's only missing a Starbucks.

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