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Gas Works Park

Wallingford, Seattle
134 Tips and reviews
  • scenic views
  • picnics
  • seattle skyline
  • downtown seattle
  • fresh air
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    HISTORYApril 7, 2010
    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.
  • Connie C.
    Connie ChiuOctober 1
    Such a beautiful park with the bay and Seattle skyline. The old gas work infrastructure adds a awesome touch. The bathrooms are gross though.
    Upvoted Oct 9
  • Kathryn C.
    Kathryn COctober 6, 2014
    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.
  • Miraj S.
    Miraj ShahJuly 12, 2015
    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
  • The Artificial
    The Artificial2 weeks ago
    This retired coal gasification plant was converted to a park which is beautiful in its own right. It also has amazing views of the skyline over Lake Union…
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Los Angeles Times
    Los Angeles TimesJuly 27, 2012
    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
  • Jay E.
    Jay ErvinJuly 11
    Great place to hangout and have an awesome time! Especially for July 4th! Except way too many people make it impossible to get to where you wanna sit and enjoy the festivities at times.
  • Alaa S.
    Alaa ShakerAugust 18, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Rebecca L.
    Rebecca LeeApril 3, 2015
    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.
  • Jenny
    JennyMarch 24, 2014
    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!
  • K12 Inc
    K12 IncJune 16, 2011
    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
  • Durwood G.
    Durwood GaffordApril 4, 2010
    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
  • Aya S.
    Aya SatoNovember 17, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Read up on some interesting history of a gasification plant that turned into a park!
  • Anthony S.
    Anthony SantosJanuary 4, 2016
    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.
  • Jack Z.
    Jack ZawMay 23
    Been here 5+ times
    Good for taking your dog out for a walk! A way to socialize your puppy with other dogs as well.
  • Thanna H.
    Thanna HomanJuly 14, 2015
    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!
  • Logan K.
    Logan KerrSeptember 24, 2015
    Come here for that classic postcard view of Seattle that you thought you could only get from a plane.
  • Valerie M.
    Valerie MichelleDecember 12, 2013
    The best place to enjoy 4th of July fireworks while the orchestra plays. Bring your picnic blanket n goodies 👍🇺🇸🎶🎶 God Bless America! 🎶🎶🇺🇸
  • ⚡️Stephano T.
    ⚡️Stephano Theo📡📝🎬💿📷July 5, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Always a great place to visit if you come into town. 4th of July is a must.
  • 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.
  • Joyce H.
    It is pretty good for hanging out and picnic but don't come here during Saturday and Sunday during spring and summer is always crowded.
  • Ricardo H.
    Ricardo HernandezMay 31, 2016
    Enjoy a Friday evening here with superb views of downtown Seattle. Bring some snacks.
  • Carmen
    CarmenMarch 13, 2016
    A small park with front seat view of Seattle
  • Aena F.
    Aena FalcettiMarch 30, 2014
    Come watch the kites, ice block down the hill, bring a camera and a lunch. Stay a whole.
  • T R
    T RFebruary 5, 2012
    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
  • Jenn P.
    Jenn POctober 16, 2014
    Go at night, but not alone or too late, for a breathtaking view of Seattle.
  • Michael F.
    Michael FoxFebruary 19, 2016
    A wonderful place to lay back in a sunny, summer afternoon and read a book.
  • Fernanda P.
    Fernanda PiresDecember 20, 2013
    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
  • Bommy C.
    Bommy ChaSeptember 4, 2014
    Very unique walk up to the top. Lovely view.
  • Scott F.
    Scott FornwallJuly 7, 2015
    What a wonderful little park next to the water. A perfect place to enjoy the view with good company.
  • Taylor W.
    Taylor WinnDecember 9, 2015
    Beautiful place for a pic nic and or to just think and take pics
  • Jee Eun (Jennifer) P.
    Perfect place for the 4th of July fireworks! Nice place to enjoy the sunrise/sunset. Not far from U-district.
  • Enrique G.
    The views are really good! And people who attend are so nice
  • Bree
    BreeSeptember 27, 2016
    Watch the sea planes, geese, and shoreline view with space needle behind. It was $3 ride on uber from space Needle
    TruthorDare.usNovember 13, 2012
    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.
  • Carl F.
    Carl FigueiredoFebruary 22, 2015
    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.
  • Kelly
    KellyJuly 5
    Been here 5+ times
    Went here for the fireworks last night. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON ENTRY. Stay outside fenced area to watch fireworks
  • Andrew P.
    The views were great and the old gas works were really cool. Nice place for photos.
  • Saurav M.
    The view of the lake, is awesome. Spend hours watching sea planes land and take off.
  • DayTripper D.
    DayTripper DivaAugust 17, 2014
    Photo says it all. A great vantage point for seeing all the maritime life of Seattle.
  • Chris L.
    Chris LindhartsenMarch 10, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    One of the best views of the cities. A must if you have someone visiting.
  • Fernanda P.
    Fernanda PiresDecember 15, 2013
    Great place for the pups to explore while you take in the sites. -Fernanda @ Lexus of Bellevue
  • Jack R.
    Jack ReevesJune 24, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing waterfront views of downtown and plenty of space to fly a kite!
  • Majed A.
    Majed AlashariNovember 1, 2016
    Fantastic view over the city & fresh air.
  • Rudi T.
    Rudi TJune 10, 2012
    The best view of lake Union. A must for at least once in a lifetme
  • Ishani S.
    Ishani SolankiSeptember 25
    Far better view of the Seattle skyline compared to Kerry Park!
  • Abdulaziz A.
    Abdulaziz Al-modhayanSeptember 12, 2014
    The view of downtown Seattle is phenomenal.
  • Denise F.
    Denise FFebruary 16, 2016
    Nice place to walk around and see Seattle from far.
  • Nikki G.
    Nikki G.January 22, 2011
    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!)
  • Evan M.
    Evan MeagherSeptember 26, 2012
    One of the best views in Seattle. A photog-hipster must.
  • DenMom & MoMo W.
    DenMom & MoMo WMarch 12, 2013
    Bathroom is near the far east side (meridian Ave). Pack ur own soap. I've definitely been in worse bathrooms in Belltown
  • Mrinabh D.
    Mrinabh DuttaMarch 21, 2015
    Pretty view of the city skyline, but watch out for dog poo in the grass.
  • Zoraida I.
    Zoraida InglesFebruary 24, 2012
    Great place to fly a killer owl kite from Costco!
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew CJuly 9
    Pretty place but it could greatly benefit from a few tree plantings.
  • Michele P.
    What a site to see - nice view of the city and surrounded by remnants of a giant industrial factory
  • .:std:.
    .:std:.January 12, 2012
    great place to hang out at any point in the day, or night.
  • Roz T.
    Roz ThomasJuly 1, 2016
    Fab views of Seattle but not much shade.
  • Zachary O.
    Zachary OdegardApril 26, 2013
    Remember your tripod if you want great night pictures!
  • Jhayne C.
    Jhayne CamagongApril 3, 2015
    A very nice park to watch Fourth of July and boat sailing
  • Daniel S.
    Daniel ShawSeptember 28, 2015
    Gorgeous view of Seattle from here.
  • Tara M.
    Tara MunikarSeptember 3
    Great view of the city skyline!
  • Maya S.
    Great place for a picnic and views of the sound/Seattle
  • W
    WMay 11, 2014
    Beautiful view of Seattle skyline, day or night!
  • Connie L.
    Connie LuOctober 3, 2013
    Great view of Lake Union and rolling hills of grass your dog will love!
  • Ran T.
    Ran TaoMarch 13, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Maria R.
    Maria RodriguezAugust 14, 2013
    Tons of dog poop, but great views of the city.
  • Kristine P.
    Kristine PSeptember 26, 2015
    Beautiful views. Interesting historical structure.
  • Susana M.
    Susana MachadoOctober 5, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Best view of the Seattle skyline and the I5 bridge
  • Brad L.
    Brad LeegeJuly 17, 2015
    Green space and great views of downtown Seattle.
  • Kendall T.
    Remember the only time in your life you wished you were Julia Stiles? Yeah. This place. 10 things I hate about you. <3
  • Vartika C.
    Vartika ChandraAugust 16, 2013
    Awesome view and the place where I won!!!
  • Carolina R R.
    Carolina R RiethSeptember 14, 2014
    Beautiful views of Seattle
  • Julian B.
    Julian BurgerSeptember 4, 2011
    Kayak across from the South end of the lake to see how the other half lives.
  • Courtney J.
    Courtney JillMarch 7, 2015
    Great view of the city. Quiet park.
  • Dora
    DoraJune 30, 2010
    The children’s playbarn (the former exhauster-compressor building) has brightly painted machinery for kids to explore.Powered by Read more
  • Joey C.
    Joey ChavezJuly 25, 2010
    Look out toward the direction of the water there's actually a pretty cool view in some areas.
  • Timbuk2
    Timbuk2May 9, 2013
    Great photo ops with Space Needle in perfect view.
  • Aun S.
    Aun SoyotoJanuary 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Perfect place for watching panorama night view spot ☆
  • Ryan M.
    Ryan MillerFebruary 15, 2016
    Great view of downtown!
  • Doreen
    DoreenNovember 9, 2014
    Great view of the Seattle skyline from here.
  • Denzel M.
    Denzel MacabataJuly 3, 2011
    Perfect place to go and see the fireworks on 4th of July.
  • Natalie V.
    Natalie VegelJanuary 28
    Awesome views of the city
  • Priya T.
    Lovely views across the water
  • Sand L.
    Sand LandJuly 11, 2013
    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!
  • Ken P.
    Ken PrchalDecember 11, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Finish your run at the top of the hill like an eco-Rocky
  • Terrence
    TerrenceSeptember 11, 2012
    when you're done here, the Fremont troll is within walking distance
  • Todd A.
    Todd AlexanderAugust 5, 2015
    Cool spot. Great views of the city
  • Harold R.
    Harold RubinAugust 27, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    The view and something is always going o
  • Sergey K.
    Sergey KostrukovSeptember 21, 2014
    Spectacular view on the city!
  • Curtis J.
    Curtis J.May 15, 2015
    Awesome view of the water into downtown.
  • Stephany G.
    Stephany GaleMarch 19, 2012
    Gets very muddy and slippery after it rains!
  • Forrest
    ForrestApril 4, 2015
    Go early if you want parking
  • Eppy T.
    Eppy ThatcherAugust 6, 2014
    Fantastic views at sunset
  • Carolyn K.
    Carolyn KaoDecember 4, 2011
    Panoramic view of Downtown Seattle and the Space Needle.
  • Sarah S.
    Sarah SilvermanAugust 14, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The water looks inviting, but too much boat pollution
  • Stroud Action
    Stroud ActionMarch 26, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    If you have a little one or a dog, beware of the goose terds.
  • George L.
    George LeeMarch 18, 2016
  • Audrey E.
    Audrey ElectroSeptember 17
    Watching the sunset 🙌✨💖
  • Erika N.
    Erika NavarroOctober 18, 2011
    coolest place to hang out on a sunny day
  • Graham C.
    Graham CastellanoJanuary 21, 2014
    Go atop the mound and check the compass.
  • Nabeel
    NabeelJuly 3, 2011
    Watch the sea planes take off from downtown. Great view.
  • Leo V.
    Leo VirgoApril 29, 2011
    from what I could see, all the boat tours swing by here
  • Carlo Michael M.
    This is a great park. - Carlo MIchael Morelli
  • Ankit K.
    Ankit KashyapMarch 24, 2014
    Great view of Seattle
  • 🐚Ahmet
    🐚AhmetApril 8, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Frisbee time!
  • Rob W.
    Rob WernerJanuary 19, 2014
    Try the dip.
  • Daniel L.
    Daniel L.August 17, 2012
    Great place to fly a kite!
  • Robert Z.
    Robert ZierothMarch 9, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Watch out for large turd mines and the random homeless people.
  • Jim
    JimApril 27, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Make a daisy chain.
  • Mary S.
    Mary SAugust 9, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Best view of lake union
  • Nicky C.
    Nicky ChampagneSeptember 30, 2010
    With my princesses and were covered head to toe in sidewalk chalk- and I love it!
  • Raven H.
    Raven HarvillJanuary 11, 2016
    Creepy cool old structure. Too bad they had to fence it off.
  • Ivan Z.
    Ivan ZaharchukFebruary 25
    Supercool steampunk place
  • Kenneth B.
    Kenneth BinghamAugust 18, 2014
    The hand drummers!
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew CoyneMarch 1, 2012
    Be still and know that He Is GOD
  • Amin M.
    Amin MMay 12, 2012
    Ojan best was here!!!
  • KT G.
    KT GoshJuly 10, 2013
    Beware of dog poop.
  • Yuriy C.
    Yuriy COctober 20, 2013
    Amazing! :-)
  • Jeff H.
    Jeff HackmeisterSeptember 13, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the best views in the city Read more
  • Nicole G.
    Nicole GoddardOctober 7, 2011
    Great place for a Photoshoot!
  • Tessa M.
    Take cool industrial decays photos.
  • Johnny H.
    Johnny HowardJune 9, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The baby in one of the pictures is crying. Can you spot her?
  • Patricia
    PatriciaOctober 15, 2014
    Watch the sun set over Seattle.
  • Jack T.
    Jack TaoNovember 14, 2009
    Go fly kites from top of the hill. Bonus points if you tangle lines with another kite and win.
  • Samson B.
    Samson BlackwellApril 27, 2014
    SO much parkour potential.
  • Gabriel C.
    Gabriel CebrianMay 1, 2011
    Find the sleepless in Seattle boat house!!
  • Justin V.
    Justin VandergriffJuly 24, 2010
    Go pick some berries by the waterfront yum ^_^
  • Suzy G.
    Suzy GuneyliAugust 15, 2010
    Getting ready for a hot day!!!
  • Emily J.
    Emily JennerichMarch 20, 2009
    Been here 25+ times
    go to gas works part at 8am on the weekends to watch the sea planes take off right over kite hill :)
  • Rob A.
    Rob AlinderMarch 13, 2009
    Watch the sunrise/sunset at the top of Gasworks hill. Excellent in Summer!
  • Emma C.
    Emma CarlsonJuly 18, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't go in the bathrooms...
  • Tony F.
    Tony FaderAugust 18, 2009
    look at the sundial at the top of the hill
  • Yvette N.
    Yvette NJuly 5, 2009
    Watch 4th of July fireworks!
  • David F.
    David FloresFebruary 10, 2016
    Un excelente lugar para mirar la otra parte de la ciudad.
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