Suzan Nightingale McKay Park

201 West Cook Avenue View map

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

Features & Amenities

  • Fully inclusive playground
  • Woolly Mammoth Climbing Structure
  • Picnic tables and benches
  • Sydney Laurence Monument
  • On-street parking


This parkland was acquired by Federal Patent in 1954, and originally called McKinley View Park. In the late 1970’s, tour buses began coming to this area to showcase the beautiful view.

In 1993, the playground was developed through donations and volunteer efforts. In 1994, the community requested expansion of the park and additional land and play equipment were added. In 1997, the community requested a change of name for the park. They wanted to rename the park after Suzan Nightingale McKay, a writer, journalist and teacher who passed away in 1996. This was approved in 1997, and the park was recently updated with new equipment in 2003.

In 2015, the park received a completely new inclusive playground.

Report Card

To read the 2011 Report Card for this park, click here.
To read the 2008 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!

Making Anchorage a Better Place
to Live, Work & Play

The Anchorage Park Foundation facilitates park improvement projects that are driven by neighborhood initiative.

We’re a non-profit, operating outside of the Municipality of Anchorage, and are responsible & accountable to our donors' intent.

Help Improve Suzan Nightingale McKay Park

Municipal Districts
  • Community Council: Government Hill
  • Legislative District: 20J
  • Assembly District: 1

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