Gas Works Park


3300 Meridian Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103

Phone: 206-684-4075

Map / Directions Map / Directions

Hours:
Daily 4am-11:30pm

Type:
Parks

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    Gas Works Park picnic

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    Sun-worshipping on a glorious summer day

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    A view of Gas Works Park

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    A view of Lake Union trom "Kite Hill" at Gas Works Park

    Photo courtesy of http://www.flickr.com/photos/chuck_taylor/3665935020/
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    View of Gas Works Park


10BEST Says

Free Things to Do: On the north end of Lake Union, you'll find what may be the most unique park in the area. The 21-acre industrial area, formerly the site of a gas plant, was transformed in the 1975 into a recreational complex (a worldwide first). You'll find that there's plenty to do in the park, including kayaking, sailing, picnicking and bicycling. From atop the park's 60-foot hill (which underwent renovations in late 2014), visitors have one of Seattle's best views, and the park is a favorite place to view the city's Fourth of July fireworks display. The 200-seat picnic shelter can be reserved for special occasions.

Beaches, Romantic Things to Do, Things to Do with Kids, Parks, Parks & Attractions: On the north end of Lake Union, you'll find what may be the most unique park in the area. The 21-acre industrial area, formerly the site of a gas plant, was transformed in the 1975 into a recreational complex (a worldwide first). You'll find that there's plenty to do in the park, including kayaking, sailing, picnicking, and bicycling. From atop the park's 60-foot hill, visitors have one of Seattle's best views, and the park is a favorite place to view the city's Fourth of July fireworks display. To reserve their 200-seat picnic shelter for special occasions, call 206-684-4081 for reservations. BUS: 26


Insider Tips

Local Expert Says:

Free Things to Do, Beaches, Romantic Things to Do, Things to Do with Kids: "The extensive urban Burke-Gilman Trail runs past Gas Works parking lot and follows the Burlington-Northern Railroad 12.5 miles north to Kirkland Log Boom Park."

Best for Free Things to Do Because: Gas Works Park is a unique, beautiful urban space that offers grassy knolls for wandering and picnicking. Come here for fantastic cityscape views.

Best for Beaches Because: While Gas Works Park doesn't offer a traditional beach experience, its waterside knolls are the next best thing when the sun shines.

Best for Romantic Things to Do Because: Gas Works Park is another urban gem where beautiful water and city skyline views make for a stunning picnic backdrop.

Best for Things to Do with Kids Because: Gas Works Park offers gorgeous water and city views. Families will enjoy picnicking, climbing the man-made hill and flying colorful kites.

Local Expert Says:

Parks: "The extensive urban Burke-Gilman Trail runs past Gas Works parking lot and follows the Burlington-Northern Railroad 12.5 miles north to Kirkland Log Boom Park."

10Best List photo 10BEST says

Free Things to Do: On the north end of Lake Union, you'll find what may be the most unique park in the area. The 21-acre industrial area, formerly the site of a gas plant, was transformed in the 1975 into a recreational complex (a worldwide first). You'll find that there's plenty to do in the park, including kayaking, sailing, picnicking and bicycling. From atop the park's 60-foot hill (which underwent renovations in late 2014), visitors have one of Seattle's best views, and the park is a favorite place to view the city's Fourth of July fireworks display. The 200-seat picnic shelter can be reserved for special occasions.

Beaches, Romantic Things to Do, Things to Do with Kids, Parks, Parks & Attractions: On the north end of Lake Union, you'll find what may be the most unique park in the area. The 21-acre industrial area, formerly the site of a gas plant, was transformed in the 1975 into a recreational complex (a worldwide first). You'll find that there's plenty to do in the park, including kayaking, sailing, picnicking, and bicycling. From atop the park's 60-foot hill, visitors have one of Seattle's best views, and the park is a favorite place to view the city's Fourth of July fireworks display. To reserve their 200-seat picnic shelter for special occasions, call 206-684-4081 for reservations. BUS: 26

10Best List photo Insider Tips

Local Expert Anjali Mansukhani Says:

Parks: "The extensive urban Burke-Gilman Trail runs past Gas Works parking lot and follows the Burlington-Northern Railroad 12.5 miles north to Kirkland Log Boom Park."

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