We are an independent nonprofit — separate from but working closely with the city, to upgrade park assets. We care about what park users want, and are responsible and accountable to the intent of our donors, neighborhoods and volunteers.
Anchorage has hundreds of parks and a world-class trail system. A healthy park system is a long-term commitment, and we strategically lead selected projects based on meaningful donor and volunteer support.
The Scenic Foothills Trail User Group wanted to make a formal trail connection between their neighborhood and Far North Bicentennial Park instead of tromping through a swampy social trail to get to the park. In 2015, they were awarded $20,000 in Challenge Grant matching funds to build Phase 1 of the Chugach Foothils Connector- from Klutina Drive to Regal Mountain Drive. This summer Youth Employment in Parks was recruited to gravel the trail and build a footbridge.