Gas Works Park
Early morning silhouette
A View of the Park from Bhy Kracke Park on Queen Anne Hill
INDEX OF OUR COVERAGE FOR GAS WORKS PARK
Photo Galleries (3 Separate Pages)
|The Machinery||Grand Views in the Park||The Kids' Play Area|
Leave it to the outstanding City of Seattle Parks and Recreation Department to blaze a new trail in developing a city park. Gas Works Park was the first example of a municipality converting an industrial site to a city park.
The city took an abandoned gasification plant that was built in 1906 and changed it into a very popular park. Most of the old rusting machinery sits cordoned off from the public and the rest of the grassy park is heavily used by Seattleites enjoying outdoor activities. A portion of the old machinery remains underneath a roofed facility that is a child’s play area and picnic area.
This park has a lot of things going for it:
- Splendid views of Lake Union, the Seattle skyline, Capitol Hill, and Queen Anne Hill.
- It is a photographer’s paradise. Just look in any direction and you will find targets for your camera.
- The park’s 20 acres are a great place to walk, run, picnic, play with your dog, and just goof off.
- It is one of Seattle’s best places to fly a kite.
- It has colorful machinery for your kids to play on
I hope you get an opportunity to explore this beautiful park on the shores of Lake Union.
A spectacular view of Lake Union and the Seattle skyline
This small hill is a great play area for kids and adults
The brightly colored pipes and machinery in the kid's play area
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