Perhaps the most unique of Seattle’s outdoor recreational facilities, Gas Works Park at the north end of Lake Union began its life as a coal gasification plant in 1906, and after closing down in 1956 it was converted in 1975 to its present use.
Gas Works Park incorporates numerous pieces of the old plant. Some stand as ruins, while others have been reconditioned, painted, and incorporated into a children’s “play barn” structure, constructed in part from what was the plant’s exhauster-compressor building.
The park’s steep grassy hills offer supreme city and lake views – take a picnic lunch and enjoy a free summer concert while you watch the sailboats and kayakers in Lake Union, and be sure to take your camera along for a few snapshots of that amazing Seattle skyline!
|Address:||2101 N. Northlake Way
Seattle, WA 98103
|Hours:||Daily 6am – 10pm|
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