Gas Works Park here in Seattle is a 19.1 acres public park on the site of the former Seattle Gas Light Company gasification plant. It is located on the north shore of Lake Union. The park contains remnants of the a coal gasification plant that had operated from 1906 to 1956. The city bought the facility to make a park out of it, which opened to the public in 1975. Here are some pictures. I had never been to Gas Works Park (in spite of its hosting of the 4th of July fireworks every year), a situation that had to be corrected immediately !