Gas Works Park

6 a.m. - 10 p.m.
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Gas Works Park has a play area with a large play barn, and big hill popular for flying kites. Special park features include a sundial, and a beautiful view of Seattle. Access to Lake Union is restricted at Gas Works Park, as the lake sediment contains hazardous substances. Entering the water or launching boats from the park is prohibited (SMC 18.12.070) There is no swimming, no fishing and no wading in the park. The Burke-Gilman Trail runs past Gas Works parking lot and follows the Burlington-Northern Railroad 12.5 miles north to Log Boom Park in Kenmore.

Current Projects

Gas Works Park Renovations – Playground, Comfort Station and East Entry

Learn more by visiting the Gas Works Park Renovations project page and keep informed about these improvements.

Fencing Project

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) contracted with All City Fence Company to repair, replace and enhance the existing fence and gates around the Cracking Towers at the historic landmarked Gas Works Park. The purpose of this work is to make it much more difficult to cut and/or climb the fence and access the towers as they are not safe to climb on and they continue to attract graffiti and other acts of vandalism. All City Fence Company began work on Monday, May 8 and anticipates it being completed by mid-June. Entering the area behind the fencing surrounding the Cracking Towers has been and will continue to be prohibited. No Trespassing signs are posted. SPR will be implementing enhanced enforcement and monitoring measures starting this summer once the fencing work has been completed. 

Have your picnic here!

This park has reservable picnic areas. Visit our picnic reservations page for more information on how to have your event here.

Have your special ceremony here!

You can schedule an outdoor ceremony in almost any of our 400 parks, but this particular location is especially well suited for outdoor ceremonies. Please visit our outdoor ceremonies reservations site for more information.

Parks and Recreation

AP Diaz, Superintendent
Mailing Address: 100 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA, 98109
Phone: (206) 684-4075
Fax: (206) 615-1813

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