This park is the only remnant of the dev-
astation from the 1964 Good Friday
earthquake. The quake was measured at
8.4 & 8.6 on the Richter scale and lasted 4
minutes. The park was patented by the
State to the Borough in October 1966.
The park was named to honor those who
died in the 1964 earthquake and dedicated
in 1967. The park is a portion of the two
mile slide area produced by the quake.
In 1971 the Borough decided to keep
development of the area to a minimum.
Due to the bootlegger clay on the bluffs it
was not a stable area. It was recom-
mended that trails run from Earthquake
Park to Pt. Woronzof for public enjoy-
ment. The park was originally under lease
to the city by the borough & was to be
used for recreational purposes only. The
property is very hilly, attributed to the
fact the land broke into huge blocks dur-
ing the slide. The bluff is 10 to 30 feet in
height & is approximately 500 feet behind
the former bluff. After much discussion it
was decided the park should remain in its
natural state & have minimal upkeep to
keep it as is. It was recommended the
only development be of the interpretative
nature to show the force of nature on the
area. In 1981 display panels were installed.
In 1997 a new interpretative display was
created for Earthquake Park.