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. Click on the calendar link to learn what unique activities are taking place in the park today.

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.