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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


Seattle Parks and Recreation closed the Lake Union Park Bridge in late October 2014. Visitors to the park will need to access the eastside of the park by following the pathway to the south and around the small inlet.

The closure is necessary because the east concrete abutment for the bridge has moved laterally, resulting in a loss of camber for the bridge.  We have hired Hart Crowser, Geotechnical Consultant, to complete a geotechnical assessment of the area to determine the reasons behind the lateral movement and develop corrective measures. 

When the assessment is complete we will be better able to determine the scope of the work needed for fixing this condition.  At this time, we cannot estimate when the bridge will re-open until the study is complete and we review our options for repair.

Thank you for your cooperation and patience.

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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 sites 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



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 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, 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


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.


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