Carlson Park

2214 Stanford Drive View map

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

Features & Amenities

  • Accessible play equipment for 2-5 year olds
  • On-street parking

We worked with community volunteers like you to revitalize Carlson Park in summer 2012!


What we accomplished:

  • Removed Graffiti
  • Replaced Trash Cans
  •  Added Bench Near Lake
  • Enlarged Play Area & Install New Play Equipment
  • Removed Sand Fall-Surfacing and Installed Engineered Wood Fiber
  • Upgraded Sign, Kiosk at Entrance

Total Park Improvements Value: $63,772

In Fall 2008, over 1,000 Anchorage parks supporters participated in grading neighborhood parks for the Anchorage Parks Report Card. The Anchorage Park Foundation and the Parks & Recreation Department use information from these “Fix-It Lists” to engage Neighborhood Park Committees in planning Fix-It efforts in parks.

The APF is proud to fund neighborhood park fix-its with support from the Rasmuson Foundation and a $60,700 2010 Alaska State Legislative Capital Grant for Carlson Park.


This park was donated to the city for use as parkland in 1959.
A portion of the property borders on Otis Lake. In 1997 it was developed with play equipment as well as landscaping. It is a neighborhood park accessed by foot traffic.

Report Card

To read the 2008 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 Carlson Park

Municipal Districts
  • Community Council: Rogers Park
  • Legislative District: 17I
  • Assembly District: 4

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