Gas Works Park

2 Sep

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Back in 1906, a piece of land on the coast of Lake Union was cleared to create a plant to manufacture coal into gas. By the 1950’s, this plant was rendered obsolete. The city then acquired the site and converted it into a park, turning the old boiler house into a picnic shelter, the exhauster-compressor building into a play barn, and the old steam engines into a public display worthy of the quirky Fremont neighborhood. Thusly was born Gas Works Park.

Gas Works Park is a popular outdoor destination for many people. Offering a great view of both Lake Union and the Seattle city skyline, it’s a great place to take the kids for an afternoon of fun and relaxation within easy reach of our hotel in North Seattle. For more information on the park, see the Seattle parks website.

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