About the Park

About Lake Union Park

Lake Union Park, located on the south end of Seattle’s central lake, is a new 12-acre park that provides much needed green space and access to the water in a growing neighborhood and city, and celebrates the region’s rich maritime, natural, and cultural heritage. 

Lake Union Park will be completed in 2010, and include a model boat pond, restored shoreline habitat, a tree grove and picnic area, landscaped mounds, a 300-foot long interactive fountain, and even more green space.  In the near future, additional features will bring even more activities to the park, including the United Indians of All Tribes Foundation Northwest Native Canoe Center, The Center for Wooden Boats’ Education Center, and the Museum of History and Industry. Learn more about the collaborations that are bringing Lake Union Park to life.

Learn more about Lake Union Park at www.seattleparksfoundation.org

About the Historic Ships Wharf

The Historic Ships Wharf, located by the old Naval Reserve Center, is home to several historic vessels that have been awarded National Landmark Status, including the steamer Virginia V, the tugboat Arthur Foss, the fireboat Duwamish, and the lightship Swiftsure.

The Historic Ships Wharf also hosts a steady stream of historic visiting vessels, from square riggers to schooners to workboats. Learn more about these visiting vessels.

Are you interested in bringing your vessel to Lake Union Park? Download the visiting vessel criteria or contact Dierk Yochim.

Plans for the Park - Overview Map


Image credit: Seattle Parks Foundation. Courtesy of City Investors