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Gas Works Park

Park and Field
Wallingford, Seattle
114 Tips and reviews
  • scenic views
  • picnics
  • downtown seattle
  • seattle skyline
  • people watching
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  • 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
    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.
  • 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
  • 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
    Upvoted Aug 20
  • Alaa S.
    Alaa ShakerAugust 18, 2014
    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.
    Upvoted Jul 1
  • 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.
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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
  • Ran T.
    Ran TaoMarch 13, 2009
    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.
  • 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! 🎶🎶🇺🇸
  • Ricardo H.
    Enjoy a Friday evening here with superb views of downtown Seattle. Bring some snacks.
  • ⚡️Stephano T.
    Always a great place to visit if you come into town. 4th of July is a must.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Aena F.
    Aena FalcettiMarch 30, 2014
    Come watch the kites, ice block down the hill, bring a camera and a lunch. Stay a whole.
  • 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
    A wonderful place to lay back in a sunny, summer afternoon and read a book.
  • Jee Eun P.
    Jee Eun ParkAugust 5, 2011
    Perfect place for the 4th of July fireworks! Nice place to enjoy the sunrise/sunset. Not far from U-district.
  • Aya S.
    Aya SatoNovember 17, 2015
    Read up on some interesting history of a gasification plant that turned into a park!
    Upvoted Jul 26
  • 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!)
  • 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.
    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.
  • 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.
    Upvoted Jul 26
  • 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.
  • Chris L.
    Chris LindhartsenMarch 10, 2012
    One of the best views of the cities. A must if you have someone visiting.
  • Jack R.
    Jack ReevesJune 24, 2015
    Amazing waterfront views of downtown and plenty of space to fly a kite!
  • DayTripper D.
    DayTripper DivaAugust 17, 2014
    Photo says it all. A great vantage point for seeing all the maritime life of Seattle.
  • 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
  • Rudi T.
    Rudi TJune 10, 2012
    The best view of lake Union. A must for at least once in a lifetme
  • 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
  • Joey C.
    Joey ChavezJuly 25, 2010
    Look out toward the direction of the water there's actually a pretty cool view in some areas.
  • Carmen
    CarmenMarch 13
    A small park with front seat view of Seattle
    Upvoted Jul 26
  • Denise F.
    Denise FFebruary 16
    Nice place to walk around and see Seattle from far.
  • Fernanda P.
    Fernanda PiresDecember 15, 2013
    Great place for the pups to explore while you take in the sites. -Fernanda @ Lexus of Bellevue
  • Abdulaziz A.
    Abdulaziz Al-modhayanSeptember 12, 2014
    The view of downtown Seattle is phenomenal.
  • Mrinabh D.
    Mrinabh DuttaMarch 21, 2015
    Pretty view of the city skyline, but watch out for dog poo in the grass.
  • Evan M.
    Evan MeagherSeptember 26, 2012
    One of the best views in Seattle. A photog-hipster must.
  • Roz T.
    Fab views of Seattle but not much shade.
  • Daniel S.
    Daniel ShawSeptember 28, 2015
    Gorgeous view of Seattle from here.
  • Emily J.
    Emily JennerichMarch 20, 2009
    go to gas works part at 8am on the weekends to watch the sea planes take off right over kite hill :)
  • Taylor W.
    Taylor WinnDecember 9, 2015
    Beautiful place for a pic nic and or to just think and take pics
  • Zachary O.
    Zachary OdegardApril 26, 2013
    Remember your tripod if you want great night pictures!
  • Kristine P.
    Kristine PSeptember 26, 2015
    Beautiful views. Interesting historical structure.
  • Julian B.
    Julian BurgerSeptember 4, 2011
    Kayak across from the South end of the lake to see how the other half lives.
  • Maria R.
    Maria RodriguezAugust 14, 2013
    Tons of dog poop, but great views of the city.
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