Hoben Park, also known as Arcade Park, Nile Park and Ladies Park, is a city park on the waterfront of Seward, Alaska. It is bounded by the Alaska Sealife Center, the Seward Depot, Railroad Avenue, and Resurrection Bay. The park's north and west sides have a decorative concrete wall, part of which is original to the park's 1923 construction date. The park has been generally restored to its 1920s appearance, although the north side has been shortened due to road widening. Construction of park formed a major part of the city's self-promotion as the "Gateway to Alaska", and was timed to be finished in time for the visit to the city by President Warren G. Harding on July 13, 1923, when completion of the Alaska Railroad was celebrated. The park is named for Hedley V. "Harry" Hoben, a prominent local citizen who was mayor in 1918–19. Hoben promoted the park and paid for its maintenance until his death in 1948.[2]

Hoben Park
Alaska Heritage Resources Survey
Hoben Park in 2013
Hoben Park is located in Alaska
Hoben Park
Location401 Railway Avenue, Seward, Alaska
Coordinates60°6′1″N 149°26′23″W / 60.10028°N 149.43972°W / 60.10028; -149.43972
Arealess than one acre
Built1923 (1923)
NRHP reference No.06000515[1]
AHRS No.SEW-00662
Added to NRHPJune 21, 2006

The park was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Hoben Park". National Park Service. Retrieved February 7, 2015.