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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November 25, 10:00 am

Greet the Season: Celebrating Community

Kick off the holiday season and celebrate community at Lake Union Park with MOHAI, the Center for Wooden Boats, and the Historic Ships Warf. Connect with local organizations building community through art for a day filled with music, dance workshops, and family-friendly crafts.

Bring new socks to donate to a local homeless shelter, Immanuel Community Services, and receive $2 off regular-price MOHAI admission.

As a special holiday treat, visit MOHAI’s popular miniature Hammons House. From 1–3 pm, join the museum’s Collection Manager Betsy Bruemmer and special guest Robert Sondheim who served as caretaker of the Hammons House for many years.

In addition to the festive activities, the MOHAI Store will be offering a 10% discount on purchases to the general public and a 20% discount to MOHAI members and volunteers.

Greet the Season Schedule:

11 am – Dunava Women’s Choir

12 pm – Gansango Performance and Dance Workshop

1 pm – Path with Art Choir

2 pm – Pratidhwani Performance and Dance Workshop

3 pm – Syncopation Dance Performance and Dance Workshop

4 pm – Aztec Rhythm Band

10 am – 5 pm Make greeting cards for mariners with Puget Sound Maritime

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There will also be music, crafts, coloring, and ship tours. Eight hours of free live music aboard the Virginia V, including Strikes A Bell, William Pint & Felicia Dale, Common Ground Choir Academy, The Whateverly Brothers, Bellevue Youth Choirs, Tania Opland & Mike Freeman, Marek Skoczylas.  For more information:

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