Springtime is here! Get out and enjoy the nicer weather by taking a stroll or hike at some of our local parks!
9401 Raspberry Road, Anchorage, AK 99502
This municipal park is great for wildlife spotting and nature loving. It’s known for its Nordic skiing trails but in the warmer months it is popular with runners, bikers, hikers, disc golfers and even dogs! It is mostly forested and you may even spot a moose! It is a great local park and a great place to get some fresh Alaskan air.
320 L St, Anchorage, AK 99501
Known for the bronzed Captain Cook Monument – the explorer of the Cook Inlet in 1778. Here you can take in the same views that him and his crews had experienced and also see the Susitna Mountain (or Sleeping Lady) straight across the water. Looking north, you can see Denali’s Mt. McKinley and a beautiful sunset in the evening (or night). Great place to take in the beautiful Alaskan scenery!
5101 Point Woronzof Road, Anchorage, AK 99502
A large wooded park with awesome views along the Knik Arm and Chugach Mountains and even in some spots, views of downtown Anchorage. This park is named after these woods where, in 1964, an entire neighborhood slid into the ocean during the most powerful earthquake the last century has seen – 9.2 on the Richter scale that lasted 4 minutes long! It is a great spot for a picnic, walking or biking.
Far North Bicentennial Park
4970 Campbell Airstrip Rd, Anchorage, AK 99507
This 4,000-acre park has 100+ miles of trails along the creek and forest. From the Spencer Loop, you can get some views of Anchorage, the Cook Inlet and even Denali! It is a place for those who like to go off the beaten trail and is a favorite spot year-round. Locals love the views of the mountains here and warn to watch for bears!
Valley of the Moon Park
610 W 17th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501
A park with a little bit of everything for everyone! Also not to mention – this park has the largest playgrounds in Alaska! So, kids, walkers, hikers, bikers & dogs tend to love coming here. You can get lost in the sounds of peaceful running water or meet some new friends on the playground! There are nice walking and biking trails, a dog park, kids park and areas for nice barbecue gathering with friends and family.