Lake Union Park

An urban oasis on the North side of SLU

Lake Union Park is just a 20 minute walk or 13 minute streetcar ride from Downtown. Stroll through our waterfront park and stop for coffee or a glass of wine at Compass Cafe. Sign up for a class, hop on a boat or take a moment to sit by the water and catch your breath.

Lake Union Park is a unique urban gem, close to the center of downtown Seattle. The park provides access to green space and the water and celebrates the cultural, maritime, and industrial heritage of the city and region.

The site’s role as a park became possible on July 1, 2000, when the US Navy conveyed the deed to its five acres of land to Seattle Parks and Recreation. The transfer consolidated the South Lake Union site into a 12-acre park. In partnership with the Seattle Parks Foundation, Seattle Parks and Recreation opened the new park on September 25, 2010.

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September 14, 8:30 am



Seattle’s Most Unique Charity Event Gears-up to take the Sport of Indoor Cycling to Lake Union Park to Benefit Virginia Mason Cancer Institute and Other Nonprofit Cancer Organizations

WHAT:  Registration for the Inaugural Tour de Pier Seattle, one of the most unique fundraisers in the U.S. is now open to thousands of stationary cyclists to raise money to fight cancer. The award-winning stationary cycling charity event will be making its Pacific Northwest debut on September 14 and will benefit a trio of nonprofit cancer charities:  Virginia Mason Cancer Institute; the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research and the Uncle Kory Foundation.

The Tour de Pier Seattle brings one of the “hottest” indoor fitness activities – stationary cycling – to the gorgeous outdoors. Cyclists will be overlooking stunning Lake Union near downtown Seattle while pedaling to defeat cancer. Seattle’s best instructors and celebrity guests will spin riders through a five-hour session with energizing music and loads of excitement. In addition to cycling, the public can enjoy a free Health & Fitness Expo, live entertainment, great tunes, healthy food and beverages, as well as interactive health & fitness booths.

Since the first Tour de Pier was held in May 2013 in Manhattan Beach, California (an iconic beachside community in Los Angeles), the fitness charity event has raised more than $6.5 million for nonprofit cancer organizations and has grown to be one of the most popular outdoor charity events in Southern California. With the help and generosity of strong community supporters, sponsors and donors, the Tour de Pier Seattle will be on track to reaching its $250,000 fundraising goal to support cancer research.

WHEN:    Saturday, September 14, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

WHERE:  Lake Union Park
860 Terry Ave., North, 
Seattle, WA 98109

COST/HOW IT WORKS: Participants register to reserve a bike for five one-hour sessions. Recruit up to four teammates or ride solo. Registration fee per rider is $150 and will include a bike, event shirt, and participant gift bag. Each bike team must raise a minimum of $750 (registration fees will count toward the $750). Online registration closes on Thursday, August 15 at midnight or as space permits. For more information and to register, visit


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September 21, 12:00 am

2019 Walk To End Lupus Now

When you take part in a Lupus Foundation of America’s Walk to End Lupus Now®, you experience firsthand the power of the movement to end lupus. Join us in Seattle to raise money for lupus research, increase awareness of lupus, and rally public support for the estimated 1.5 million Americans who suffer from its brutal impact.

Lake Union Park
860 Terry Ave.,
N Seattle, WA 98109

Check-in: 8:00 a.m.
Ceremony: 8:45 a.m.
Walk: 9:00 a.m.
Route Length: 3 miles or 1 mile

Click here for more information.

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