Visit an Urban Oasis on the North Side of Downtown Seattle

Lake Union Park is at 860 Terry Ave. N., 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 South Lake Cafe. Sign up for a class, hop on a boat or take a moment to sit by the water and catch your breath.

2018 Major Events at Lake Union Park

March 31, The Center for Wooden Boats Gala Auction (CWB)
May 26-27, Classic Workboat Show (NW Seaport)
July 4, Fireworks on the Lake (Seafair)
July 4, 4th of July at The Center for Wooden Boats (CWB)
August 11, Fire Fighters Cruise (Fireboat Duwamish)
September 29-30, Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival (CWB)
October 6, Fire Day (MOHAI)
October 10-14, Festival of Light (MOHAI)
November 24, Greet the Season (all Park partners)

Answers to common questions asked by park visitors:

PUBLIC BATHROOMS & drinking water are available during operating hours at South Lake Cafe, near the big clock.

The closest ATM is at Art Marble 21, across the footbridge on Westlake Avenue.

A children's play structure can be found just east of the park, on the other side of Daniel's Broiler.

How to sign up for one-on-one sailing lessons...
What's happening at MOHAI today...
Learn about lightships & old tugs at
The history behind steamship VIRGINIA V
Why is that Native American man always carving canoes in the park?

Who's at Lake Union Park?

These organizations offer a wide range of exhibits and programs at Lake Union Park to fit every interest and experience level. Visit us and discover more!

Partner Organizations

Seattle Parks Foundation

Seattle Parks Foundation is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving and expanding Seattle’s parks and green spaces. Since 2001, private donations and grants have enabled Seattle Parks Foundation and its community partners to complete 24 park projects, including three new parks, and raise over $28 million in private contributions.

Northwest Seaport

Northwest Seaport is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the maritime heritage of Puget Sound and the Northwest Coast, and to the development of maritime-based educational programs and opportunities. The historic fleet includes the 1889 tugboat Arthur Foss, and the 1904 Lightship #83.

Seattle Fireboat Duwamish

The Seattle Fireboat MV Duwamish is a National Historic Landmark and a City of Seattle Landmark. The Seattle Fireboat MV Duwamish team is dedicated to the restoration and preservation of this historic vessel as well as teaching the rich history of Seattle's waterfront and the importance of fireboats. The MV Duwamish is moored at the Historic Ships' Wharf at Lake Union Park.

Schooner "Lavengro"

"Lavengro" is the last original Biloxi schooner "White Winged Queen" in existence and still sails under a traditional gaff rigged sail plan. Built in 1926, "Lavengro" is a 2/3rds scale yacht on the lines of the Biloxi shrimp and oyster schooners of the early 1900's. Launched: 1926; Designer & Builder: J.D. Covacevich; Owner: Thomas Bayne Denègre; Sparred Length: 63 feet; Length on Deck: 48 feet; Beam: 14.5 feet; Draft: 5 feet; Weight: 22 tons; Sail area: 1370 square feet; Speed under power: 6 knots; Hull speed: 8.2 knots.