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.
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.
According to Tripadvisor travelers, these are the best ways to experience Gas Works Park: Seattle's Favorite Sightseeing and Cocktail Cruise (From $559.00) Seattle Ballard Locks, Gas Works Park and Houseboats Tour (From $149.00) Scenic Seattle Panoramic Tour (From $74.00) Private Seattle Sightseeing and Cocktail Cruise (From $559.00)
Popular year-round, but especially on sunny summer days, Gas Works Park is a popular greenspace with some old remains from an coal gasification plant. A rolling hill on the north side of Lake Union offers a great place to luxuriate in the sun and watch water traffic on the lake.
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...
Discover Gas Works Park in Seattle, Washington: This former coal gasification plant found a curious second life as a popular public park. Trips Take your next trip with Atlas Obscura!
Built from a former gassification plant, Gas Works Park is one of the more unique outdoor spaces in Seattle. The park started opening to the public in 1973 — and fully opened a couple of years later. Now it's a popular tourist attraction near the shores of Lake Union.
Gas Works has been a part of the Seattle public parks system for 50 years, and from the day of its dedication, the 21-acre park has served as Seattle’s unofficial backyard — a place to hang...
Richard Haag, who founded the UW Department of Landscape Architecture in 1964, designed and reinvented the Wallingford peninsula we now know as Gas Works Park.
Our own Gas Works Park is the sole survivor of 1400 gasification plants in the United States alone. With an international reputation as a prototype for industrial site conversions, Gas Works Park has received worldwide recognition, won numerous design and environmental awards, and attracts visitors from around the globe each year.