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Lake Union Park

 
Address: 860 Terry Ave N, 98109 (Map It)
Seattle Parks and Recreation Information:
(206) 684-4075 | Contact Us TTY Phone: (206) 233-1509

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PARK FEATURES

HOURS

4 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.

ABOUT THE PARK

Lake Union Park is a unique urban gem, close to the center of downtown Seattle. The park provides access to green space and the water and celebrates the cultural, maritime, and industrial heritage of the city and region.

The site’s role as a park became possible on July 1, 2000, when the US Navy conveyed the deed to its five acres of land to Seattle Parks and Recreation. The transfer consolidated the South Lake Union site into a 12-acre park. In partnership with the Seattle Parks Foundation, Seattle Parks and Recreation opened the new park on September 25, 2010.

Acreage: 12

HISTORY

BOATING AND MARITIME HERITAGE

Lake Union Park offers people of all ages and abilities a wide variety of ways to get out on the water and to immerse themselves in Seattle's rich maritime culture. At the park’s Historic Ships Wharf and at the Center for Wooden Boats, visitors can experience and learn about the history of the Pacific Northwest's maritime world through boat-building and boat-rentals, historic vessels, family programs, sailing classes, festivals and more. Programs are offered through the Center for Wooden Boats, Northwest Seaport, the Virginia V Foundation, and the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI).

Go to www.atLakeUnionPark.org or contact the Center for Wooden Boats to learn about scheduled activities, festivals, or visiting vessels.

For a look at the history of military base reuse in Seattle, please see Military Base Reuse.

» South Lake Union History

THE NAVAL RESERVE BUILDING (aka "Armory")

The Naval Reserve Building, situated at the water's edge, is now home to the Museum of History and Industry.

We're pleased to welcome MOHAI to the neighborhood. Find out about MOHAI's exciting exhibits, programs and events at www.mohai.org.

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT SOUTH LAKE UNION!

Check out the official web site of SLUFAN - South Lake Union Friends and Neighbors - at www.slufan.orgThis link will take you off the City of Seattle Web Site

To learn more about Seattle Parks and Recreation, including historic landmarks, military base reuse, and the Sherwood History Files, view our Park History.

VOLUNTEER

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PROJECTS & PLANNING

Pro Parks Levy
- New park development

Seattle Parks Foundation
- New park development















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