Gas Works Park

Recharged my batteries and dedicated a day of play for myself. A day off work to spend the afternoon at one of my favorite places. This location is on the water and showcases a view of downtown Seattle and nearby neighborhoods.

Gas Works Park

Gas Works Park is a shadow of the sole remaining coal gasification plant in the United States. The plant operated from 1906 to 1956, purchased by the city of Seattle in 1962 and was converted into a park. The park was designed by landscape architect Richard Haag; who won the American Society of Landscape Architects Presidents Award of Design Excellence. The park opened to the public in 1965.  Gas Works Park incorporates numerous pieces from the former gas plant. Add splashes of paint and graffiti, rust from the elements, plus the addition of a playground for children and adults. One structure was redesigned into a children’s “play barn”, and was constructed from the former exhauster-compressor building.

Views from the Park

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