Located at the mouth of the world famous Kenai River, the City of Kenai is the hub of the Kenai Peninsula. Kenai boasts a dynamic and rapidly developing core business area, and economic development zones. The mainstays of our local economy are oil & gas exploration and development, tourism, commercial fishing, sport fishing, transportation, and commercial retail. It is the goal of the City to maintain a low-rate taxing structure while delivering exceptional services.
Recreational opportunities abound in Kenai. The city operates a commercial dock with a boat launch on the Kenai River. The harbor facilities are utilized by both the commercial fishing fleet and private boaters for access to both Cook Inlet and the Kenai River. The city also operates the Kenai Senior Center and the Kenai Community Library which serves not only the citizens of Kenai but individuals in surrounding communities.
Kenai is home to the largest and busiest airport on the Kenai Peninsula. The Kenai Municipal airport is a hub for freight services, serves two regularly scheduled passenger airlines, and a float-plane base which includes a man-made water runway. The Airport also has lease-lots available to support both private and commercial activities.
The City of Kenai’s view to the future is to provide a healthy environment for development and business opportunities while maintaining the natural beauty and culture of our unique city.