About. 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. Access to Lake Union is restricted at Gas Works Park, as the lake sediment contains hazardous substances.
Gas Works Park is a park located in Seattle, Washington, United States. It is a 19.1-acre (77,000 m 2) public park on the site of the former Seattle Gas Light Company gasification plant, located on the north shore of Lake Union at the south end of the Wallingford neighborhood.
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Truly Regional Park. Gas Works Park has continued to stand as a symbol of Seattle parks since its public opening. It projects 400 feet into Lake Union with 1,900 feet of shoreline and features the Great Mound, the preserved cracking towers, and transformed picnic shelter and play barn.
Gas Works Park, as seen and sketched by our news artist. Once the site of a major coal gasification plant, Gas Works’ Kite Hill, aka the Great Mound, opened to the public Aug. 31, 1973, after...
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Landscape Information. On the shores of Lake Union opposite downtown Seattle, Gas Works Park was built on the location of a former coal gasification plant. The 19-acre site was acquired by the City for parkland in 1965.
Gas Works Park truly captures the essence of Seattle's eclectic charm. It combines industrial history, stunning views, recreational opportunities, and a vibrant atmosphere to create a truly memorable experience. Whether you're a local or a tourist, a visit to Gas Works Park is a must-do.
On the northern shore of Lake Union formerly known as Brown’s Point, Gas Works Park stands as a re-imagining of a former gasification plant into an iconic park for the city of Seattle. This unique The site, a twenty-acre promontory, was developed into a gasification plant in 1906 by the Seattle Gas Light Company.
opened their new plant at the Gas Works Park current location. 1930 - New technology made crude oil cheaper than coal and the proximity to water made oil easily R RDGHG E\ VKLS Seattle Gas Company, 1950 1956 - Natural gas became available. The plant shut down later that year. ca. 1960 1975 - Gas Works Park opens to the public 1930 1938 2008