Earthquake Park  (:47)

This 134-acre park is set in the woods where, in 1964, an entire neighborhood slid into the ocean during last century's most powerful earthquake. The earthquake was measured at a 9.2 on the Richter scale and lasted 4 minutes. Today, this tragic event is commemorated in Anchorage’s Earthquake Park, where you’ll find signs explaining the circumstances of the quake and its effect on the area.

You’ll also find a great place to relax: the large, wooded park sits on the coast along the Knik Arm, between Hood Creek and Point Woronzof. And this spot allows for some dramatic views; on the north side of the park you’ll find open views across the Knik Arm and Chugach Mountains, while other spots have good views of Anchorage. Be sure to look for moose, as they're sometimes found just off in the wooded areas of the park.

There’s no playground, but it’s a good spot to bring a picnic. It’s also a good spot for walking or biking (or, in winter, cross-country skiing), as the park provides access to the Costal Trail, which is worth exploring. For example, just half a mile up the trail is Lyn Ary Park, where you’ll find a play area with swings, as well as picnic tables and tennis courts.

Getting There

W Northern Lights Blvd
Anchorage, AK 99530
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