Gas Works Park
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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 92%Family Travelers
- 67%Local Culture
- 67%Art & Design Lovers
- 67%History Buffs
- 58%Budget Travelers
Member Reviews (53)
- Gas Works ParkMember ofBackpackersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 3Jan 16, 2014
Gas Works Park is my favorite Seattle picture taking spot. The park is wonderfully hilly with the largest one being a great viewpoint. It has great views of Lake Union, Space Needle and the Seattle skyline. This park is interesting in that it was formerly a gasification plant and some of the machinery is left over as a result. This is a great spot for a picnic or sunbathing as well. Location is close to the Fremont neighborhood which is an attraction in itself.
- Gas Works ParkMember ofBackpackersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 4Dec 06, 2012
Gas Works Park has one of the best views of Seattle, with Lake Union in the foreground. During the day it's good for a picnic, frisbee, or just strolling, and at night, the views of the city lights on the water are postcard perfect.
- Gas Works ParkMember ofBackpackersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 2Oct 21, 2013
Gas Works Park has a small gas works plant that is no longer in use, but it's a great park to take pictures. One of the reasons why is because the park offers an excellent city view of downtown Seattle, including the Space Needle. I would suggest coming to Gas Works before sunset.Recommended for:Outdoor Enthusiasts
- Gas Works ParkMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 8Sep 26, 2013
Beautiful Gasworks Park is beautiful year-round, which is probably why it's a popular filming location for movies set in Seattle. It's probably most famous for appearing in a playful paintball fight scene in “Ten Things I Hate About You” starring a young Heath Ledger and Julia Stiles. In addition to the striking image of the rusted-but-preserved gas plant decommissioned before the park was established, Gasworks has an emerald-green kite-flying hill and a stunning view of the Seattle skyline overlooking Lake Union.
- Gas Works ParkSep 13, 2013
Big event time is the 4th.,of July. This is where everybody goes to see the firewoks. There is an old part of history there that is an machine that looks like an oil rig. Which how it got it's name. Nice park that is in the Wallingford area of town. The park is near light industies and very charming homes. A safe area of town. The park is not really big, but you can walk or bike in & around the park area. Never very chrowded a good family park. Great for picknics with the family lot of nice grass. The thing it is known for the best is it's one high hill just for flying kites. Many families like this park for it's view of Downtown Seattle and Lake Union a very relaxed park along with a good clean family feel. Great to take picturess of dawntown Seattle & the boats moored at lake Union and close to nice shops & food. Also not far from The University of Wa. Just a short bus ride. Bring you kite and picnic basket.
- Gas Works ParkSep 13, 2013
I grew up climbing and playing in Gas Works Park. It has changed a lot over the years and I believe that much of the area that we played in is no longer accessible, but the park still offers a lot of fun for families.
From great lawns to fly kites to the huge play area and barn, this is a great place to let kids roam, explore and discover. Everything about Gas Works Park is fascinating and different, it inspires imagination.
Definitely not a full-day activity, this is great as a stopping point to let off steam on a busy day or just a filler for your trip.Recommended for:Family Travelers
- Gas Works ParkMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Mar 23, 2013
Come to this lakefront park on Seattle's Lake Union on a Sunday at noon and you'll see LARPers (live action role play) guys battling with fake swords. It's very Seattle. You can see the Space Needle, downtown, and the neighboring houseboats next door.
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