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Karen Hornaday Park Trail

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Karen Hornaday is a 40-acre park with a playground, two picnic shelters with BBQ grills, ball fields, open space, natural areas, and access to one of the City's campgrounds.  There are seasonal restroom facilities available. The trails are short and provide excellent off-road walking at the north end of town.

The main loop: Walk south on a trail that leaves the parking area on the east side of the park passing a ball field and then entering the alders. At the south end of the park turn right as the trail continues just north of Fairview Avenue. The trail soon reaches an intersection, going right (north) the trail winds back up through the park and returns you to the parking area.

From that same intersection, you can go left (south) and merge onto Fairview Ave. If you continue west for another third of a mile, Fairview ends at the Reber trail. 

You may also take the Woodard Creek Nature trail, a spur that goes from the south end of the park through the woods to Bartlett Street. From the SE end of the trail and just above Fairview Street, cross Karen Hornaday Road (going east/left) to find the trail.

Access: There is ample parking at Karen Hornaday Park off Karen Hornaday Road.

History: The park was originally a homestead sold in the 1940s to the Homer Fair Association. In the 1960s the Association disbanded and gave the land to the City with a deed restriction that the land be used for recreation. Ball fields were constructed in the 1970-80s, the campground in 1973, and the first playground equipment was added in 1997.

Distance: each segment of trail is approximately 0.1 miles

Elevation change: about 40 feet 

Trail Management Agency: City of Homer