Sunday, February 10, 2008

Gas Works Park

Gas Works Park at Lake Union with downtown Seattle in the distance. This prime 20 acre point on Lake Union was cleared in 1906 to construct a plant to manufacture gas from coal - later converted to crude oil. The import of natural gas in the 1950's made the plant obsolete. The city owned park was opened to the public in 1975. The park is popular for picnics, exercising, kite flying, boat watching, and taking in the beautiful view of Seattle. It's also a wonderful spot to watch the fireworks on the 4th of July.