During our Ride the Ducks tour of Lake Union, we learned about Gasworks Park - an abandoned gas plant that the city took over (in order to rid it of environmentally hazardous waste). Once it was cleaned up, the city decided to make it a park...and it is one of the oddest parks I've ever been to!
There are huge gas structures still in place...they've been painted so now they seem to be art? I found it strange, but the kids loved climbing on them.
We hiked up the kite hill, and I really wished we had a kite with us. The wind was perfect. The boys ran ahead and we found them at the bottom of the hill...meditating!
There was a covered area filled with more structures for the kids to climb on, but part of it had been taken over by a homeless camp, so we got the heck out of there!