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 30, 10:00 am

Greet the Season 2019

Kick off the holiday season at Lake Union Park!

Participate in family-friendly activities at locations throughout the park all day Saturday, including MOHAI, the Center for Wooden Boats, and the Historic Ships Wharf.

Enjoy a display of unique miniature trains all weekend (November 29–December 1), courtesy of the 4th division, Pacific Northwest Region of the National Model Railroad Association. Join us for a special holiday event at the MOHAI Mercantile and get gifts from local artisans for the whole family.

For disability accommodations, please contact two weeks prior to the event.

Location: MOHAI and Lake Union Park

Cost: Included with museum admission / Free for MOHAI members (Park activities free)

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