Parks In Kenai

Over 300 Acres of Fun

Kenai has over 358 acres of parks and open space.

Enjoy all the free activities available in Kenai’s abundant park and trail system. City parks are open around the clock and offer trails, community garden with a food forest, recreation facilities, golf course, sports fields, and abundant open space for outdoor enthusiasts.

Discover the parks in Kenai and experience the best natural areas our city has to offer for residents and visitors alike!

Choose Your Park

4th Ave. Park (3.75 Acres)

Physical Location: 1108 4th Ave.
Site Amenities:
Basketball Court
Grass field with Baseball Backstop
Picnic Pavilion
BBQ Grill
Portable Restroom (seasonal)

Description: This is a small neighborhood park tucked in at the end of quiet residential street. The park has a large open turf
area suitable for throwing the Frisbee, playing baseball or other activities needing lots of space.

Beaver Creek Park (5.23 Acres)

Physical Location: 6031 Kenai Spur Highway
Site Amenities:
Playground Equipment
Basketball Court
Picnic Pavilion (available to reserve)
Barbeque Grill
Large Open Turf Field
Permanent Restroom
Bike Repair Station

Description: Small community park located adjacent to the Kenai Spur Hwy approximately mid-way
between Kenai and Soldotna. Accessible from the Unity Trail, the park is located on a bluff overlooking
the Beaver Creek drainage. This park is one of the oldest parks in the system but recently
upgraded in 2016 with new playground equipment.

Bird Viewing Platform (.5 Acres)

Physical Location: 1591 Boat Launch Road
Site Amenities:
Elevated Platform

Description: Elevated bird-viewing platform provides expansive views of the Kenai River tidal flood plains
and a portion of the Alaska Range, including Mt. Redoubt and Mt. Spur. Opportunities for wildlife viewing include
harbor seals, beluga whales, estuary and migratory birds, birds of prey, coyotes, bear, caribou and moose.

Coral Seymour Memorial Ball Park (10 Acres)

Physical Location: 103 Tinker Lane
Site Amenities:
Collegiate Baseball Field

Description: Property is leased from the City by the Peninsula Oilers Baseball Club, Inc. Founded in 1974,
the Alaska Baseball League includes five teams throughout Alaska. Teams play 44 league games and approximately
5 non-league games from June through August each summer.

Cunningham Park (2.16 Acres)

Physical Location: 2432 Beaver Loop Rd.
Site Amenities:
Picnic Table
Permanent Restroom
Kenai River Access (walking access only)

Description: One of the few areas in the Lower Kenai River providing public access for bank fishing. Park is a popular
designation particularly in the fall during the silver salmon season for both locals and visitors alike. This site
provides a great example of a bank restoration project similar to what is occurring in other sections
of the Kenai River. No overnight camping and parking is limited.

Daubenspeck Family Park (7.5 Acres)

Physical Location: 400 Marathon Road
Site Amenities:
Permanent Restroom
Swimming Pond
Sand Beach Area
Picnic Pavilions
Outdoor Ice Skating (Winter)

Description: Community park featuring a pond commonly used for non-motorized water activities
(swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding, etc.) and is maintained during the winter months for ice skating. The shore
of the lake offers a sand beach area and is a great area to watch the kids splash in the water. A .37 mile gravel trail
circles the park with access to the Ryan’s Creek Trail off Marathon Rd. This park is conveniently located near
a large commercial shopping center.

Elson Rest Stop (.72 Acres)

Physical Location: Kenai Spur Hwy (Unity Trail)
Site Amenities:
Picnic Table

Description: Rest stop is situated along the Unity Trail between Kenai and Soldotna at approximately mile 18. A short
gravel trail extends from the Unity Trail into a small clearing with a picnic table.

Erik Hansen Scout Park (.64 Acres)

Physical Location: 913 Mission Ave.
Site Amenities:
Boy Scout Statue
Interpretive Displays

Description: Small community park and contains a bronze statue of a Boy Scout overlooking
the Kenai Cook Inlet. Interpretive displays point out many physical features of the lower Cook Inlet.
This is a great area just to sit, relax, and enjoy the extensive views overlooking the lower
Cook Inlet, tidal lands, and mouth of the Kenai River.

Field of Flowers / Wildflower Garden (2.43 Acres)

Physical Location: 10095 Kenai Spur Hwy
Site Amenities: Gazebo
Wildflower Identification Signs
Wood Chipped Trails

Description: Meandering trails wrap around this small parcel of Airport property adorned with
wildflowers. Seeded in the spring, the field transforms into a wildflower display each fall providing visitors
with amazing photography backdrops.

Kenai Cemetery (3.5 Acres)

Physical Location: 840 First Ave.
Site Amenities:

Description: Owned and operated by the City of Kenai, the Kenai Cemetery provides an attractive location of
tranquility and reflection for the honoring and remembrance of those that have gone before us.

Kenai Little League Fields (5.2 Acres)

Physical Location: 301 South Spruce St.
Site Amenities:
4 Little League Ball Fields
Concession Building
Seasonal Portable Restrooms

Description: This is a community baseball park and home of the Kenai Little League. Complex consists of one softball field,
two Little League baseball fields, and one Senior League field. The Senior League field was formally home
to the Kenai Peninsula Oilers (summer college baseball) before their eventual move across town in the 1970’s
and presently used by Kenai Little League, American Legion Baseball, and High School baseball.

Kenai North & South Beach (40 Acres)

Physical Locations:
North Beach 600 - South Spruce St.
South Beach - Royal St. (off Cannery Rd via K-Beach)
Site Amenities (North Beach Only):
Permanent Restroom
Seasonal Portable Restrooms
Beach Access

Description: Both locations provide access to the beaches of Cook Inlet and mouth of the Kenai River
offering a perfect location for walking, beach combing, kite-flying, and fat-tire biking. There are no
amenities on the south beach. There is a large parking area provided on the north beach but parking is very limited
during the Kenai River Personal Use Fishery (July) and camping/parking fees apply during this time at both locations.
Vehicular traffic on the north beach toward the mouth of the Kenai River is prohibited.

Kenai River Flats Wildlife Viewing Boardwalk (1.0 Acres)

Physical Location: Bridge Access Road
Site Amenities:
Paved Parking
Description: This a viewing area overlooking the Kenai River tidal flood plains. Many migratory birds frequent this area,
including other wildlife, such as caribou, coyote, moose and occasionally bear. One can view the
surrounding mountains here, including the Alaska Range and Kenai Mountains.

Kenai Softball Greenstrip & Steve Shearer Memorial Ballfields (14 Acres)

Physical Location: 400 Main Sreet Loop
Site Amenities:
Large Pavilion
Permanent Restrooms
Community Garden Plots
Steve Shearer Memorial Ball Park (Adult Softball Fields)
Skateboard Park

Description: This linear greenstrip features a large pavilion where area residents come together for community
events and activities. The adult softball fields are located adjacent to this area and home to the
Kenai Softball Association. An outdoor skateboard park, community gardens, and a food forest are located in this vicinity.

Kenai Sports Complex (24 Acres)

Physical Location: 13072 Kenai Spur Hwy
Site Amenities:
Four Regulation Size Soccer Fields
Seasonal Portable Restrooms

Description: Area contains 24 acres including a large gravel parking lot, access road and four natural turf soccer fields.
The fields are extensively used by two organizations providing soccer programs, including the
Kenai Peninsula Soccer Club and Boys & Girls Club of the Kenai Peninsula.

Leif Hansen Memorial Park (3.5 Acres)

Physical Location: 10959 Kenai Spur Highway
Site Amenities:
Gazebo (available to reserve for weddings or memorial services)
Decorative Water Fountain
Veteran’s & Mariner’s Memorial
Town Clock
Drinking Fountain

Description: This is a community memorial park and a focal point of town. Throughout the park are sidewalks
containing memorial plaques and plantings purchased by individuals in memory of loved ones. Included are a
Veteran’s and Mariner’s memorial, water fountain, town clock, gazebo and beautifully landscaped gardens.
The gazebo area has been a popular wedding location for many years.

Municipal Park (40.46 Acres)

Physical Location: 301 S. Forest Drive
Site Amenities:
Playground Area
Basketball Court
Sanded Volleyball Court
Covered Picnic Pavilions
Picnic Sites
BBQ Grills
Pathways to Poetry Trail
Little Free Library Station
Interpretive Displays

Description: Large community park located next to the bluff overlooking the lower Cook Inlet. A playground area, restrooms,
two pavilions and a large turf area are located at the north entrance to the park. Two additional pavilions are located at the
south end of the park along with a basketball court and a sanded volleyball court. Walking trails (1.4 miles)
meander throughout the park, including a Pathways to Poetry leading to the Kenai beach.
The close proximity to the Kenai River made this area attractive for early settlement by the Dena’ina people; faint remnants
of underground cold storage pits and traditional Dena’ina house pits remain throughout the park today.

Old Town Park (.4 Acres)

Physical Location: 816 Cook Ave.
Site Amenities:
3 Playground stations w/ 4-bay swing set
½ Court basketball
Small shelter w/ one picnic table
1Portable restroom (seasonal)
Small BBQ Grill

Description: This is a small neighborhood playground park. Park is fenced in and provides some turf areas and a
basketball court. Playground equipment is designed for smaller children.

East End Park (15.48 Acres)

Physical Location: 1100 Lawton Drive
Site Amenities:
Disc Golf Baskets
Gravel Trails

Description: Community trail system includes .75 miles of trails commonly used for walking, biking and skiing.
This area is also home for the 18-hole Kenai Eagle Disc Golf Course. The main entrance for the disc golf course is
located at the end of Tinker Lane (behind the Kenai Peninsula Oilers baseball field).

Scenic Bluff Overlook (1.0 Acres)

Physical Location: 235 Spur View Drive
Site Amenities:
Metal Framed Gazebo
Small Picnic Pavilion
Paved Parking

Description: Situated on top of the bluff near the mouth of the Kenai River, this area is the perfect location to
enjoy all the views the lower Kenai River and associated tidal wetland areas have to offer.