Arctic/Benson Park

750 W. 31st Avenue View map

RESERVATIONS: contact the Anchorage Parks and Recreation Department at 343-4355.

 Features & Amenities

  • Play equipment for 2 to 5 year olds
  • Picnic tables
  • Large open play field
  • Volunteer-maintained flower bed
  • On street parking


84 volunteers participated in the Arctic Benson Fix-It Day on July 27, 2013 in support of the new, fenced dog park at Arctic Benson. Neighbor Karen Dencham and volunteers plan to work with Parks & Recreation planners in Winter 2014 to finalize further improvement plans for Challenge Grant funds for Summer 2014, including updating the playground equipment and improving accessible pathways into the park.

Park History

This property was offered for sale in 1977 for a park site, and in April 1981 the Municipality of Anchorage purchased the land. The owners sold the property at below the appraisal value, which gave the Parks & Recreation Department funding to develop it. This park was the location for the kick-off party held for the City of Lights program in 1996. They continue to light this park every fall.

Report Card

To read the 2011 Report Card for this park, click here.
For more information on Park Report Cards in general, click here.


Reservations: contact the Anchorage Parks and Recreation Department at 343-4355. The Anchorage Park Foundation is not a department of the Municipality of Anchorage, and cannot process reservations!

Making Anchorage a Better Place
to Live, Work & Play

The Anchorage Park Foundation facilitates park improvement projects that are driven by neighborhood initiative.

We’re a non-profit, operating outside of the Municipality of Anchorage, and are responsible & accountable to our donors' intent.

Help Improve Arctic/Benson Park

Municipal Districts
  • Community Council: Midtown
  • Legislative District: 18I
  • Assembly District: 4

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