Gas Works Park, located in Seattle Washington, is a very popular destination for relaxation and 4th of July festivities. The park is approx. 19 acres and spans from the north end of Lake Union to the south end of the Wallingford area. The park is shared with a gasification plant that used to operate from 1906 – 1956. The City of Seattle purchased it for park purposed back in 1962.
Gas Works Park has been featured in several films including Singles and 10 things I hate about you. The realty show The Amazing Race also featured it twice.
Gas Works Park was originally named Myrtle Edwards Park.