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Gas Works Park

The Gas Works Park is a park. Gas Works Park in Seattle, Washington is a 19.1 acre (77,000 mē) public park on the site of the former Seattle Gas Light Company gasification plant, located on the north shore of Lake Union at the south end of the Wallingford neighborhood. The plant, which operated from 1906 to 1956, was purchased by the City of Seattle for park purposes in 1962, and the park was opened to the public in 1975. The park was designed by Seattle landscape architect Richard Haag, who won the American Society of Landscape Architects Presidents Award of Design Excellence for this project. It was originally named Myrtle Edwards Park after the city councilwoman who had spearheaded the drive to acquire the site and who died in a car crash in 1969. In 1972 the Edwards family requested that her name be taken off the park because the design called for the retention of much of the plant. In 1976, Elliott Bay Park was renamed Myrtle Edwards Park.

Interesting places in Gas Works Park:
Gasworks Gasification Plant   Gas Works Park Playbarn and Picnic Shelter


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Nearest places of interest:

Seattle Harbor Patrol
Twenty 4 Twenty Cooperative
Gasworks Gasification Plant
Lake Union
  Gas Works Park Playbarn and Picnic Shelter
Old Railroad Tracks in Pavement
Old Metro Facilities
Essential Baking Company

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