Boating at Lake Union Park All of the fun at Lake Union Park is just a short trip away! Kids of all ages can find moments of delight year round at Lake Union Park. Come down and fly a kite, row a boat, get a tan...

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.

Greet the Season


Saturday, November 25, 2017

10am to 5pm (Virginia V 10am to 6pm)

    Join the partners of Lake Union Park for a one-of-a-kind family-oriented holiday event! Greet the Season at Lake Union Park features activities for all ages, including toy boat building, cookie decorating, crafts, and music performances!

    The event opens at 10am and there are activities throughout the day.


    • Open Ships & Dockside Tours
    • Live Music
    • Toy Boat Building
    • Cookie Decorating

Saturdays In The Park

Saturdays at Lake Union Park just got more exciting!

8:30-9:45am: Free Yoga class in the MOHAI atrium. Bring your own mat.

10am-5pm: MOHAI open, including 30-minute Atrium Tours at 11am and 2pm

11am-2pm: MOHAI Family Lab! Take-home crafts, collaborative games, and artifact exploration. Included with admission and appropriate for all ages.

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 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.

Lake Union Park

A visitor to Lake Union Park sees a lake buzzing with activity. Kayaks, rowboats, yachts, and sailboats criss-cross the water, seaplanes launch and land, and people picnic on the lawn or stroll the lakeshore. The scene is of a city that values its waterfront. It may take imagination to recall a time when present-day Lake Union Park was home to Seattle’s first garbage incinerator, built in 1908. Burning waste, including about one horse a day, ran the steam machinery for the nearby laundry and asphalt plant. Instead of a place to recreate, the lake was a convenient dumping ground for industry.

Queen Anne Hill

An 1889 fire that claimed over twenty-five city blocks, every wharf and mill from Union to Jackson Streets, and one million rats, spurred Seattle to ban wooden buildings in the business district downtown. The decree caused a land rush to the closest source of clay, at the southwest corner of Lake Union. Excavation of Queen Anne Hill to make clay bricks transformed the southern slope of the hill, originally steeply angled down to the lake. In 1911, Mayor Hiram Gill proposed to blast Queen Anne Hill into the lake with high-pressure water.

Holiday Lights at Lake Union Park

Spend the afternoon at Lake Union Park making holiday crafts, building toy boats, decorating cookies, sipping hot cocoa, listening to maritime music, and more. Stay in the evening for a live holiday performance from Miss Rose & Her Rhythm Percolators on board the historic Virginia V steamship, followed by a viewing of the Dickens Carolers, performing on board the Argosy Christmas Ship in Lake Union. A full schedule of activities is posted below. 


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