Gasworks Park
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Gasworks Park
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2101 N Northlake Way
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 684-4075
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Overview

In the early 1900’s the land now occupied by Gas Works Park was cleared and the Seattle Gas Light Company was built to generate gas from coal. The plant operated from 1906 until 1956. Six years later, in 1962 the land was sold to the city of Seattle who hired landscape architect Richard Haag to design a park.

The park was officially opened to the public in 1975 and today reflects the “going green” generation of today. Parts of the old gas plant have been converted into restroom accompanied picnic areas were children play and weddings ceremonies can be held. Wooden benches are lined up across the shores of lake union for people who want to enjoy a picture perfect view of sea planes taking off in front of the Seattle city skyline. Houseboats can also be seen floating just off the shores of the park.

The park provides for a rich artistic experience. Its biggest attraction is the view of the Seattle city skyline. The parking lot is not very big and during events in the summer months parking can be kind of hard to find. The big grassy hill is a favorite spot for park goers to fly kites.

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