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Gas Works Park

Park and Field · Wallingford
2101 N Northlake Way, Seattle, WA 98103, United States
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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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    Kathryn C.
    "Amazing views on clear days of lake union and the skyline."(46 Tips)
    Susana M.
    "Best view of the Seattle skyline and the I5 bridge"(3 Tips)
    Brad L.
    "Green space and great views of downtown Seattle."(3 Tips)
    Valerie M.
    "Bring your picnic blanket n goodies 👍🇺🇸🎶🎶 God Bless America!"(4 Tips)
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  • 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
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  • Miraj S.

    Great views of the city. Gasworks is a hubbub of activity, with slackliners, yoga learners, dog walkers, picnic people, Frisbee players late into the night. It's a happy place.Watch for the goose poop

    Miraj Shah · July 12, 2015
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • HISTORY

    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
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  • 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
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  • Rebecca L.

    It has a great view of Seattle with Lake Union in the foreground. There is also an old gas mill. It is a great place for pictures. There is also a playground.

    Rebecca Lee · April 3, 2015
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  • Kathryn C.

    Amazing views on clear days of lake union and the skyline. Even on a cloudy or foggy day, the towers are very cool to see.

    Kathryn C · October 6, 2014
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  • 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
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  • Thanna H.

    If you plan on using the bathrooms, bring your own paper towels. Park itself is weird but in a good way. Coming at night would not be advised. Enjoy!

    Thanna Homan · July 14, 2015
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  • Jenny

    Really awesome park with great views of Seattle. Fun to explore the nooks and crannies, but a shame you can't (legally) climb on anything!

    Jenny · March 24, 2014
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  • Anthony S.

    Awesome spot for a sunset picnic, fireworks on Fourth of July, watching people fire dance, and having an any-weather bonfire under the covered pavilion.

    Anthony Santos · January 4
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  • 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
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  • Fernanda P.

    Fernanda @ Lexus of Bellevue"In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves. Self-discipline with all of them came first."-Harry S. Truman

    Fernanda Pires · December 20, 2013
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Jenn P.

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

    Jenn P · October 16, 2014
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  • 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, 2015
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  • Sand L.

    Don't go here for the 4th unless you park super far away, take the bus, or walk there. The traffic is a nightmare after the show!

    Sand Land · July 11, 2013
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Scott F.

    What a wonderful little park next to the water. A perfect place to enjoy the view with good company.

    Scott Fornwall · July 7, 2015
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  • 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
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  • Dora

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

    Dora · June 30, 2010
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  • Logan K.

    Come here for that classic postcard view of Seattle that you thought you could only get from a plane.

    Logan Kerr · September 24, 2015
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  • ⚡️Stephano T.

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

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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • TruthorDare.us

    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.

    TruthorDare.us · November 13, 2012
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  • Bommy C.

    Very unique walk up to the top. Lovely view.

    Bommy Cha · September 4, 2014
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  • Aya S.

    Read up on some interesting history of a gasification plant that turned into a park!

    Aya Sato · November 17, 2015
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  • Michael F.

    A wonderful place to lay back in a sunny, summer afternoon and read a book.

    Michael Fox · February 19
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  • Chris L.

    One of the best views of the cities. A must if you have someone visiting.

    Chris Lindhartsen · March 10, 2012
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  • Mrinabh D.

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

    Mrinabh Dutta · March 21, 2015
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  • Rudi T.

    The best view of lake Union. A must for at least once in a lifetme

    Rudi T · June 10, 2012
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  • Fernanda P.

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

    Fernanda Pires · December 15, 2013
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  • Evan M.

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

    Evan Meagher · September 26, 2012
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  • DayTripper D.

    Photo says it all. A great vantage point for seeing all the maritime life of Seattle.

    DayTripper Diva · August 17, 2014
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  • Jack R.

    Amazing waterfront views of downtown and plenty of space to fly a kite!

    Jack Reeves · June 24, 2015
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  • Denise T.

    Nice place to walk around and see Seattle from far.

    Denise Tanaka · February 16
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  • Carmen Georgescu

    A small park with front seat view of Seattle

    Carmen Georgescu · March 13
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  • 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
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  • Abdulaziz A.

    The view of downtown Seattle is phenomenal.

    Abdulaziz Al-modhayan · September 12, 2014
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  • 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
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  • Maria R.

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

    Maria Rodriguez · August 14, 2013
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  • Jared S.

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

    Jared Stroud · March 26, 2011
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  • Zachary O.

    Remember your tripod if you want great night pictures!

    Zachary Odegard · April 26, 2013
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  • Connie L.

    Great view of Lake Union and rolling hills of grass your dog will love!

    Connie Lu · October 3, 2013
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  • Julian B.

    Kayak across from the South end of the lake to see how the other half lives.

    Julian Burger · September 4, 2011
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  • Rob A.

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

    Rob Alinder · March 13, 2009
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