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Goose Lake Park



This parkland originally belonged to the U.S. Army, but in 1956, the Army Corps of Engineers and the National Park Service deeded the property to the city and restricted land use to recreational purposes. The city developed a municipal bathing beach and recreation site.

Part of the deed required the municipality to pay a set amount over 20 years, but in 1964, the municipality agreed to pay the remainder due so they could construct a road through the property connecting to the University of Alaska and Providence Hospital. The Municipality also wished to develop a portion of the park for housing to relocate people displaced by the earthquake. The road was approved, but the housing development request was denied by the Department of Interior.

By 1978 the city had fully repaid the land debt and adopted a resolution guaranteeing recreational use of the property in perpetuity.

In 1988 an additional land exchange added further property to Goose Lake and secured the land for construction of the Native Hospital.


Robert Bean

Thursday, April 26, 2018
Looks to be a decent Beach for water sports. Still mostly frozen over currently. Imported sand to help feel like a real beach is nice. Lifeguard posts for summer swimming. But really sad how much garbage people toss around, strewn throughout the park. Actually I have found this consistent for most areas of Anchorage lots of garbage. Really sad that people don't care.

Peter Newman

Sunday, May 20, 2018
A great place to swim, on the few days that it's warm enough. On those days it's usually crowded. Good place to bike, if the snow doesn't stop you.

Jerrold Bell

Friday, July 13, 2018
Nice rec area, has bathrooms, swimming with roped off area for swimmers and life guards on duty.

Uan Lopes

Saturday, July 7, 2018
Great place for family fun, the staff very professional, great facilities...with a beautiful view.

Kaori Jaime

Friday, Aug. 10, 2018
The bird poop is expected but ppl allowing their pets to poop and pee in the water next to children playing is not somewhere I want to take my family to play.

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