Earthquake Park

5101 Point Woronzof Drive/4801 Point Woronzof Dr View map

RESERVATIONS: contact the Anchorage Parks and Recreation Department at 343-4355.


Earthquake Park

Features & Amenities

  • The Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
  • Open space with trails
  • Earthquake information kiosk


This park was named in 1967 to honor those who died in the 1964 Good Friday earthquake. The quake was measured at 8.4 and 8.6 on the Richter scale and lasted 4 minutes. In 1971 the borough decided to minimize development in this area due to the instability of the clay bluffs. It was recommended that trails run from Earthquake Park to Point Woronzof for public enjoyment. In 1997 a new interpretive display was created for Earthquake Park with information about the 1964 earthquake.


To read the 2011 Report Card for this park, click here.
For more information on Park Report Cards in general, click here.

Reservations: contact the Anchorage Parks and Recreation Department at 343-4355. The Anchorage Park Foundation is not a department of the Municipality of Anchorage, and cannot process reservations!

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Municipal Districts
  • Community Council: Turnagain
  • Legislative District: 21K
  • Assembly District: 3

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