Lake Union Park

Queen Anne & Lake Union

Opened in 2010, this welcome green patch occupies ex-navy land on the southern tip of Lake Union and has a wading pond (with model sailboats you can use), an attractive bridge and a boat launch. It hosts the Museum of History & Industry in the old naval armory building and the Center for Wooden Boats.

Various interpretive panels chronicle Seattle's maritime connections. The South Lake Union streetcar stops outside.

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Nearby Queen Anne & Lake Union attractions

1. Museum of History & Industry

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2. Center for Wooden Boats

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3. Lake Union

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5. Bhy Kracke Park

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6. Denny Park

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7. Museum of Pop Culture

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8. Seattle Center

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