Kenai Historic Cabin Park
The Kenai Historic Cabin Park was established to preserve the village era of Kenai history. The five cabins in this complex are nearing 100 years in age. All were residences during the village era, and each are named for people who inhabited them. The interiors are staged to represent different aspects of Kenai life and to showcase authentic artifacts as they are acquired. The land was donated by the city of Kenai and the buildings were rehabilitated enough to move to the park.
This park is open to the public during the summer months and the Historical Society strives to keep the park open fve days a week for 4-5 hours a day. A docent is available to answer questions and give tours. While there is no fee charged, donations are gratefully accepted. The Historic Cabin Park is located at Main Street and Cook Avenue in Old Town Kenai. Check with the Kenai Visitor’s Center for more information.
Kenai Historical Society
PO Box 1348
Kenai, Alaska 99611
June Harris (907) 283-1946
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2432 Beaver Loop Rd.
Kenai River Access
Description: This is one of the few areas in the Lower Kenai River providing public access for bank fishing. This particular park is a popular fishing destination particularly in the fall during the silver salmon season, for both locals and tourists alike. This site provides a great example of a bank restoration project similar to those occurring in other sections of the river by responsible property owners. Overnight camping is prohibited and parking is limited.
Daubenspeck Family Park - Under Development
296 Marathon Road
Off Street Parking
Covered Picnic Shelters *Reservable
Winter Ice Skating
Ramp to Water
Dog Retrieval Area
Description: This particular park has many unique features including an area that may be used for training water dogs, swimming, ice skaing during the winter months, and there is a newly developed trail system for walking or cross-country skiing. All of our amenities make this park a perfect destination for gatherings, and there are more great things to come, as this park is still under development. Stay tuned! Overnight camping is prohibited
Erik Hansen Scout Park
913 Mission Ave.
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Description: This is a small community park containing a bronze statue of a Boy Scout overlooking the Cook Inlet with a memorial plaque attached to the base. Interpretive displays point out many of the physical features of the beautiful landscape. This park also includes ornamental trees, shrub beds, two flower gardens, and a gravel walkway leading to the bluff's edge. This is a great place to sit, relax, watch birds or enjoy the extensive views of the lower Cook Inlet, tidal lands and mouth of the Kenai River.
Thirty minute parking is enforced during the month of July and overnight camping is prohibited.
Fourth Avenue Park
1108 Fourth Avenue
Grass Field with Backstop
Covered Picnic Shelter *reservable
Portable Restroom (seasonal)
Description: This neighborhood park has a large open turf area suitable for throwing a Frisbee, playing baseball, or other activities which require space. The covered shelter and barbecue also make this a great place for parties or gatherings. This park is adjacent to a residential area so park users are asked to display respect for surrounding property owners. Overnight camping is prohibited.
600 South Spruce Street
Camping (During Dip Net Fishery)
Portable Restrooms (Seasonal)
Description: This is a community beachfront area providing access to the North beach of the lower Cook Inlet. This area becomes one of the more popular destinations during the dip net fishery each July. There is a large paved parking area and camping during the dip net fishery. Fees do apply during this time. Vehicular traffic to the left of the beach access point is prohibited.
Kenai Wildlife Viewing Area
Bridge Access Road
Description: This a public viewing area overlooking the Kenai River tidal flood plains. Many different birds, such as snow geese and cranes, migrate here. Other wildlife is often spotted as well, including caribou, coyote, moose, and occasionally bear. One can view the surrounding mountains here including the beautiful Mount Redoubt.
Leif Hansen Memorial Park
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10959 Kenai Spur Highway
Veteran’s & Mariner’s Memorial
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Description: This is a community memorial park with paved pathways and flowerbeds throughout, displaying memorial plaques and plantings such as shrubs and trees. There are two monumental memorials within the park and a large circular water fountain exibited at the center. The gazebo area has been a popular wedding venue for many years. A large custom town clock was constructed, utilizing local talent, and installed during the winter of 2006. Overnight camping is prohibited.
301 South Forest Drive
Playground Area (2-5 year old and 2-12 year old)
Sand Volleyball Court
Three Covered Picnic Shelters *Reservable
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Three Charcoal Grills
Kenai Lions Club Handicap Accessible Trail
Handicap Portable Restroom (Seasonal)
Permanent Restroom Facility
Beach Access Trail
Historical Interpretive Displays
Description: This is a large neighborhood park located next to the bluff, overlooking the lower Cook Inlet. At the North entrance to the park is a large playground area, several picnic sites, a permanent restroom facility and a large open turf area for a variety of activities. Located at the South end of the park is a covered shelter, open barbeque pit, basketball court, and volleyball court. The Kenai Lions Club Handicap Trail and portable restroom are in this area as well. This trail leads to the bluff and overlooks the lower Cook Inlet. Another trail meanders throughout the park and connects to the Kenai Beach Access Trail, which follows a beautiful gulley and leads to the beach access parking lot. Overnight camping is prohibited.
Old Town Park
816 Cook Ave.
Covered Picnic Shelter *Reservable
Portable Restroom (Seasonal)
Description: This is a smaller neighborhood playground park in Old Town Kenai. It is fully fenced in, provides some open turf areas and has a quaint picnic area. The playground equipment is geared toward toddlers to children 8 years of age. Overnight camping is prohibited.
Scenic Bluff Overlook
Spur View Drive
Description: This open area is right on the bluff, overlooking the mouth of the Kenai River and lower Cook Inlet. With multiple picnic tables, this spot is a wonderful destination for picnics, bird watching, and relaxing. The birdcage-style gazebo is also gaining popularity as a wedding venue. Overnight camping is prohibited.
400 Main St. Loop
Two Covered Picnic Shelters *Reservable
Two Charcoal Grills
Permanent Restroom Facility
Large Outside Grill
Community Garden Plots
Steve Shearer Memorial Ball Park With Four Adult Softball Fields
Description: This is a large community park in downtown Kenai with many amenities which make it a popular venue for birthday parties, community events, fundraisers, and more. The covered shelters, playground, and permanent restroom facility are all nestled between an extensive open green area, the community gardens, and the Steve Shearer Memorial Ball Park. The ball park includes four adult softball fields, another permanent restroom facility, and a concession stand. An outdoor skateboard park is also located in the close vicinity of the park, which includs several ramps within a fenced area over a smooth concrete surface. Overnight camping is prohibited.