Lake Union Park, Seattle

4.7
#30 of 65 in Parks in Seattle
Lake Union Park is a 12acre park located at the south end of Lake Union in Seattle, Washington in the South Lake Union neighborhood. The park is owned by the City of Seattle and operated by Seattle Parks and Recreation. The park property was gradually acquired by the City, and the final were transferred from the United States Navy to the City of Seattle on July 1, 2000. After renovation, the current park space officially opened on September 25, 2010.
While the property was acquired by the City for the purpose of providing public park space, it was underutilized for a prolonged period due to a lack of attractive park features. Seattle Parks Foundation attempted to address that issue by conducting a campaign to raise the funds needed to substantially improve the park's facilities. The capital campaign goal was $20 million. In addition, the Seattle City Council appropriated $4.228 million in funds to repair the property's bulkhead and $5 million went to the project from the voter-approved 2000 Pro Parks Levy.
The park design is optimized to provide access to water and green space, connect the surrounding neighborhoods, and celebrate the cultural, industrial, and maritime heritage of the city and region. Lake Union Park includes restored shoreline, a pedestrian bridge, a model boat pond, a history trail, a fountain of water jets, a beach for launching boats, a footprint for The Center for Wooden Boats' new Education Center (future facility), a grove of trees, a Great Lawn, footpaths, park benches, and infrastructure that can support large events. Lake Union Park also has a station for the South Lake Union Streetcar, which began operating in late 2007.
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  • Large grassed area in front of the Lake Union, with trails, benches and gardens. Very well maintained urban space.
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  • Lake Union Park is a small park located on Lake Union. It's close to Mohai and the Center for Wooden boats. One thing could do is bring a picnic and watch the boat and float planes. Fun!  more »
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  • I worked for several years at The Center for Wooden Boats. Without fail these cute not so little goslings would show up and I could never get enough of them! I love this park and all the events it’s hosted from all the years I’ve been apart of it! Thank you so much!
  • We had great time running around and the center of wooden boats just around the corner. There are a lot of Canadian goose though, better watch out for them and their poop. Otherwise, nice view and nice park space

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