Valley of the Moon Park

610 W. 17th Ave or 519 W. 19th Ave View map

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

Features & Amenities

  • Open playfield
  • Accessible play equipment for 2-5 year olds
  • Accessible play equipment for 5-12 year olds
  • Little League ball field
  • Access to Chester Creek Trail
  • Covered Shelter
  • Picnic tables and benches
  • Portable restrooms available from May through August
  • Parking lot with 41 spaces
  • Part of the Chester Creek Greenbelt


The Municipality of Anchorage purchased the first section of this parkland in 1955, and an additional portion was purchased
from Grace Gay in 1960. The park was named Valley of the Moon after the Indian name for Sonoma Valley in California, where Jack London lived in later years.

This park is known in the Anchorage community for the rocketship play equipment, which was originally installed in the 1960s and replaced in 1998.

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 Valley Of The Moon Park

Municipal Districts
  • Community Council: South Addition
  • Legislative District: 20J
  • Assembly District: 1

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