April 15, 2013
Gas Works Park
This Sunday the weather was really beautiful if still a little chilly. We checked out the Fremont Sunday Market as is our standard weekly habit, and then wandered to the Fremont Brewery to try a few more of their beers. After that we headed to Gas Works Park, a public park on the site of the former Seattle Gas Light Company gasification plant that's located on the north shore of Lake Union. It contains remnants of the sole remaining coal gasification plant in the US. The plant itself operated from 1906 to 1956, then was purchased by the city in 1962 and opened as a public park in 1975. The park's designer, Richard Haag, won the "American Society of Landscape Architects Presidents Award of Design Excellence" for the project. Check out an aerial view of the park here. The last image is of the Fremont Bridge, our handy portal into Fremont from Queen Anne.