Wasilla offers a wide variety of outdoor recreation sites. Paddle down a canoe trail beginning at Finger Lake and ending at Wasilla Lake. This seven mile journey winds its way along Cottonwood creek from Finger Lake, to Cottonwood Lake, Mud Lake and finally to Wasilla Lake. Wasilla Lake features Newcomb Park, complete with playground equipment, benches, and picnic tables. Memory Lake presents a quiet place to kayak or canoe and is closed to motorized crafts.
Finger Lake Recreation Site and Lake Lucille are close, popular destinations open to motor boats, jet skis, canoes, and swimmers alike. Nancy Lake Recreation Site is home to a 12 mile canoe trail where public use cabins are available to rent. Summit Lake Recreation Site located near Independence Mine features a small lake situated in the mountains.
Iditapark, Wasilla’s largest park, is equipped with a skate park, three volleyball courts, four basketball courts, two tennis courts, a BMX course, an outdoor amphitheater, pavilions with BBQ equipment, and Wonderland playground. Iditapark is the ultimate recreation area. Bike paths wind through the park and duck ponds, benches, restroom facilities, and picnic tables are also free for the public to use. Nunley Park, in downtown Wasilla, features playground equipment, tennis courts, restroom facilities, benches, and picnic tables.