Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park, or Hanna Park as it is frequently called, is a 450 acre oceanfront city park. Hanna Park has a little of bit everything to offer, from a beach, to camping, to a lake with canoes, kayaks, and pedal boats, to a splash pad, to 20 miles of trails to bike or hike.
There is an entry fee to Hanna Park. Between 8-10am the fee is $3/car. After 10am the fee is $1/person. It’s money well spent as with the exception of holiday weekends Hanna Park is not usually crowded.
The mile and a half stretch of beach is beautiful, with tide pools to play in during low tide, along with the convenience of showers to rinse off in before heading home.
Hanna Park is one of the best local places to camp, with 300+ campsites for tents, RVs, and rustic cabins, with ample amenities of electric and water hook ups, dumping stations, restrooms with showers, and 24 hour security.
The splash pad is an attraction in itself, but also a great final stop to cool off before heading home from Hanna Park.
The open fields and large pavilions lend themselves to family reunions, school and church groups, scouts, and other special events.
Probably what keeps so many people coming back to Hanna Park is the feeling of being surrounded by nature. There is much to see and do at Hanna Park, and yet it still feels like a slice of undisturbed earth. I have seen a white owl swoop down in front of my car and glide along the dirt road for several yards before swooping back into the woods, I have watched pods of dolphins playing in the ocean just past the surf, I have found shark teeth, I have seen the biggest spider in my life, I have had family pictures taken, all at Hanna Park.