Homer has more than 520 acres of parks. From tiny refuges in town to coastlines and lookouts on the edges, Homer's parks provide places to play, relax and gather in the great outdoors.
The overlook off the Sterling Highway at the top of the hill entering Homer offers the first view of Kachemak Bay and surrounding peaks. Pit toilets, gardens, benches and viewing scopes.
At the top of Main Street. Playground equipment, picnic tables.
Ben Walters Park
Behind McDonald's, off Lake Street. Gazebo, barbecue pit, trail and boardwalk leading to Beluga Lake.
At the end of Bunnell Street between the slough and the sea. Besides the expansive beach, there is a picnic shelter with grills, pit toilets and the Beluga Slough trailhead.
A small park next to the fish dock near the end of the Spit. Views of the harbor.
Diamond Creek Recreation Area
Located 1 ½ miles before Homer at milepost 168, this is a 275-acre undeveloped area.
End of the Road
Beach at the end of the Spit. Fishing, wildlife and boat watching.
Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon
On the east side of the Homer Spit before the harbor. Stocked to provide sport fishing, with a handicapped accessible platform and ramp. Fish cleaning tables, toilet, small picnic area.
Homer High School
Ballfields, tennis courts and track in downtown.
A 10-acre park with views of Kachemak Bay currently contains three fields softball fields.
A miniature park in the neighborhood off Ben Walters Lane. Swing sets and picnic area.
Karen Hornaday Memorial Park
West Fairview Avenue, off of Bartlett Street. Playground equipment, ball fields, picnic tables, barbecue grills, camping.
A 45-acre park on the east side of the Homer Spit. Part of a conservation easement and an excellent spot to view shorebirds.
At the base of the Homer Spit. Gazebo, beach access, trail access, camping.
On the Sterling Highway near Pioneer Avenue; next to the Homer Boys and Girls Club. Homer's only skateboard venue.
A small undeveloped area at the intersection of Lake Street and the Sterling Highway is maintained during summer. Views of Beluga Lake and Beluga Slough.
A 2.75-acre undeveloped park off Reber Trail in town.
WKFL (Wisdom, Knowledge, Faith and Love) Park
At the corner of Pioneer Avenue and Heath Street. Picnic tables, benches, gazebo, garden.
Woodside Pocket Park
At the corner of Woodside and Pioneer Avenue, next to Kachemak Bay Campus West. Garden.