Gas Works Park

2101 N Northlake Way, Seattle, WA 98103, United States
Open until 10:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 6:00 AM–10:00 PM

Gas Works Park has a play area with a large play barn, and big hill popular for flying kites. Special park features include a sundial, and a beautiful view of Seattle.


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    Located on the north shore of Lake Union, the park has excellent water views and a spectacular, unobstructed view of the city skyline. It is a popular spot for concerts.

    HISTORY · April 7, 2010
  • Windows Live Photo Gallery

    Walk all the way to the railing by the water and turn around. Catch the structure on the right and green hill on the left. Then go down to the lower level for a fantastic Panoramic Stitch opportunity.

    Windows Live Photo Gallery · October 29, 2010
  • Tony F.

    look at the sundial at the top of the hill

    Tony Fader · August 18, 2009
  • Yvette N.

    Watch 4th of July fireworks!

    Yvette N · July 5, 2009
  • Los Angeles Times

    On Tuesday evenings in summer, you can watch the Duck Dodge sailing regatta, a Seattle tradition that goes back nearly 40 years. With or without the regatta, the skyline at dusk looks great. Read more

    Los Angeles Times · July 27, 2012
  • T R

    Summer: skip work with a friend, sit on the grass & enjoy the view. When it Snows: bring a sled. At night: bring your sweetie & make out with a view

    T R · February 5, 2012
  • Rob A.

    Watch the sunrise/sunset at the top of Gasworks hill. Excellent in Summer!

    Rob Alinder · March 13, 2009
  • Durwood G.

    A unique park at the north end of Seattle's Lake Union. It was built on the site of an old coal gasification plant; many of the remnants of the plant are incorporated into the park. 19 acres of fun! Read more

    Durwood Gafford · April 4, 2010
  • Ran T.

    bring a blanket, a book and some sunscreen. sit atop the hill on a beautiful summer day and watch the kids fly kites with the city and lake union as a backdrop.

    Ran Tao · March 13, 2009
  • Emily J.

    go to gas works part at 8am on the weekends to watch the sea planes take off right over kite hill :)

    Emily Jennerich · March 20, 2009
  • Gabriel C.

    Find the sleepless in Seattle boat house!!

    Gabriel Cebrian · May 1, 2011
  • Nikki G.

    This place is gorgeous but toxic. Don't eat the dirt or go in the water (I've even been advised against wearing open-toed shoes here!)

    Nikki G. · January 22, 2011
  • Dora

    The children’s playbarn (the former exhauster-compressor building) has brightly painted machinery for kids to explore.Powered by Read more

    Dora · June 30, 2010
  • K12 Inc

    Did you know? Coal was a major industry in early industrial Seattle. The machinery at Gas Works Park was used to convert coal to gas until 1956 when the city switched to natural gas. Read more

    K12 Inc · June 16, 2011
  • Leo V.

    from what I could see, all the boat tours swing by here

    Leo Virgo · April 29, 2011
  • Ahmet Alp B.

    Frisbee time!

    Ahmet Alp Balkan · April 8, 2014
  • Wade C.

    great place to go ice blocking!

    Wade Caves · July 8, 2011
  • Joey C.

    Look out toward the direction of the water there's actually a pretty cool view in some areas.

    Joey Chavez · July 25, 2010
  • Aena F.

    Come watch the kites, ice block down the hill, bring a camera and a lunch. Stay a whole.

    Aena Falcetti · March 30, 2014
  • ⚡️Stephano T.

    Always a great place to visit if you come into town. 4th of July is a must.

  • DenMom & MoMo W.

    Bathroom is near the far east side (meridian Ave). Pack ur own soap. I've definitely been in worse bathrooms in Belltown

    DenMom & MoMo W · March 12, 2013
  • Stephany G.

    Gets very muddy and slippery after it rains!

    Stephany Gale · March 19, 2012
  • Ken P.

    Finish your run at the top of the hill like an eco-Rocky

    Ken Prchal · December 11, 2011
  • Jee Eun P.

    Perfect place for the 4th of July fireworks! Nice place to enjoy the sunrise/sunset. Not far from U-district.

    Jee Eun Park · August 5, 2011
  • Jack T.

    Go fly kites from top of the hill. Bonus points if you tangle lines with another kite and win.

    Jack Tao · November 14, 2009
  • Jenn P.

    Go at night, but not alone or too late, for a breathtaking view of Seattle.

    Jenn P · October 16, 2014
  • Bommy C.

    Very unique walk up to the top. Lovely view.

    Bommy Cha · September 4, 2014
  • Alaa S.

    Grab some food and enjoy the amazing view! If you can go on weekdays, way less people. Picnic areas and the grills are another great option to spend the day.

    Alaa Shaker · August 18, 2014
  • W

    Beautiful view of Seattle skyline, day or night!

    W · May 11, 2014
  • Samson B.

    SO much parkour potential.

    Samson Blackwell · April 27, 2014
  • Fernanda P.

    Great place for the pups to explore while you take in the sites. -Fernanda @ Lexus of Bellevue

    Fernanda Pires · December 15, 2013
  • Valerie M.

    The best place to enjoy 4th of July fireworks while the orchestra plays. Bring your picnic blanket n goodies 👍🇺🇸🎶🎶 God Bless America! 🎶🎶🇺🇸

    Valerie Michelle · December 12, 2013
  • Vartika C.

    Awesome view and the place where I won!!!

    Vartika Chandra · August 16, 2013
  • Maria R.

    Tons of dog poop, but great views of the city.

    Maria Rodriguez · August 14, 2013
  • Sarah S.

    The water looks inviting, but too much boat pollution

    Sarah Silverman · August 14, 2013
  • Jim

    Make a daisy chain.

    Jim · April 27, 2013
  • Zachary O.

    Remember your tripod if you want great night pictures!

    Zachary Odegard · April 26, 2013

    We dare you to fly a kite on kite hill at Gas Works Park, enjoy a little people watching and then romp on and around the converted industrial structures. · November 13, 2012
  • Evan M.

    One of the best views in Seattle. A photog-hipster must.

    Evan Meagher · September 26, 2012
  • Terrence

    when you're done here, the Fremont troll is within walking distance

    Terrence · September 11, 2012
  • Robert Z.

    Watch out for large turd mines and the random homeless people.

    Robert Zieroth · March 9, 2012
  • Zoraida I.

    Great place to fly a killer owl kite from Costco!

    Zoraida Ingles · February 24, 2012
  • Carolyn K.

    Panoramic view of Downtown Seattle and the Space Needle.

    Carolyn Kao · December 4, 2011
  • Erika N.

    coolest place to hang out on a sunny day

    Erika Navarro · October 18, 2011
  • Jeff H.

    One of the best views in the city Read more

    Jeff Hackmeister · September 13, 2011
  • Johnny H.

    The baby in one of the pictures is crying. Can you spot her?

    Johnny Howard · June 9, 2011
  • Jared S.

    If you have a little one or a dog, beware of the goose terds.

    Jared Stroud · March 26, 2011
  • Mrinabh D.

    Pretty view of the city skyline, but watch out for dog poo in the grass.

    Mrinabh Dutta · 1 week ago
  • Courtney J.

    Great view of the city. Quiet park.

    Courtney Jill · 3 weeks ago
  • Carl F.

    The nation's crown jewel of adaptive reuse. The views from this park solidify Seattle's unofficial rank of most beautiful city in the USA.

    Carl Figueiredo · February 22

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