Summer BBQ #1 - Gas Works Park

This is the first one of our Summer BBQ Series. We will have one BBQ event at a different location every month from May to September:

Here is a little history of Gas Works Park:

This 20 acre point on Lake Union was cleared in 1906 to construct a plant to manufacture gas from coal - later converted to crude oil. Import of natural gas in the 1950's made the plant obsolete. The city acquired the site and the park was opened to the public in 1975. The boiler house has been converted to a picnic shelter with tables, fire grills and an open area. The former exhauster-compressor building, now a children's play barn, features a maze of brightly painted machinery.

Friends and family are welcome to the event, cost of the BBQ is $10. You can pay in advance through Paypal (receiving party email : [masked])

- BBQ starts at 12noon but we will be there from 11:30am to set up, it is much appreciated if you could come give us a hand.

- We have reserved tables #1 and 2 in the BBQ area next to the boiler house (near the bathrooms) and there will be signs saying that the tables and grills are reserved for Meetup event.

- Check in with the event hosts and get your wristband.

- There will be all you can eat food and drinks!!!

This event is cross posted with other groups.

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  • Allan N.

    Great time! The ultimate frisbee was awesome!

    May 10, 2014

    • Allan N.

      If anyone has a robot to bring with please do haha ;)

      May 11, 2014

    • Allan N.

      Hey Troy you up for more ultimate this next BBQ?

      May 28, 2014

  • Paul

    Glad to know you guys had a good time, special thanks to those who volunteered to help out, really appreciate it. Our next BBQ is June 7 at Golden Gardens Beach Park, hope to see you guys there again!

    2 · May 11, 2014

  • K

    Thanks fir arranging the weather to be just right ;-)

    May 10, 2014

  • Sudeep

    520 is closed. Will be late

    May 10, 2014

  • Joe

    I will make BBQ #2. I just saw this park is in Seattle and won't be able to make it to Seattle today. I'm a newly married man and waiting for my wife to move to the Seattle. I may be moving to another state with her, not sure where. I hope to join the next BBQ

    1 · May 10, 2014

  • Kelly

    Sorry to not make it. Maybe to BBQ #2!

    May 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unfortunately. ..I got pulled into work and will be unable to make it.. next time :(

    May 9, 2014

    • Alex M.

      It's okay. Take care and have not too much stress. Okay?

      1 · May 9, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ha! Thanks hon

      1 · May 10, 2014

  • Eric T.

    Hopefully it doesnt rain

    May 8, 2014

  • Paul

    We need volunteers to help set up and hosting the BBQ !!!

    May 3, 2014

    • Paul

      Thanks Theresa, will see you at 11:30 :)

      May 9, 2014

    • Allan N.

      Paul do you need us to bring anything or do you just need help unloading cars of stuff?

      May 9, 2014

  • Jenny

    Will I get a discount if I bring large tray of food? Like a veggie or meat and cheese platter?

    1 · May 7, 2014

  • Eric B

    I will be there at 11:30 to help set up.

    May 7, 2014

  • Kriston

    Is this a sober event or will there be alcohol/ can we bring alcohol?

    1 · May 4, 2014

    • Paul

      Kriston, alcohol is prohibited from all Seattle parks but, I can't stop people from bringing them in drinking containers...

      May 4, 2014

  • Ranjana S.

    Can we pay upon arrival? I am not sure if I have to work that day.

    May 2, 2014

    • Paul

      Yes you can pay on arrival :)

      3 · May 3, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Are dogs welcome?

    May 2, 2014

    • Paul

      Yes Erin, dogs are welcome, they have to be on leash though.

      May 2, 2014

  • Dean R.

    What should we bring?

    April 28, 2014

    • Paul

      Basically you don't need to bring anything :)

      April 29, 2014

  • Theresa

    I plan on bringing my 5 year old daughter so if small children are discouraged let me know. :)

    April 28, 2014

    • Paul

      Theresa, family & friends are welcome, no age limits! We will be happy to have your daughter coming to the BBQ

      2 · April 29, 2014

  • Taylor M.

    I'll bring potato salad :) Or a bag of Doritos if I'm lazy.

    4 · April 23, 2014

  • Allan N.

    This is probably the best event of this meetup, a must-attend, where you can actually hear the person next to you (i.e. not a bar with 100 people around you).

    2 · April 12, 2014

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