Castle Heights Park

4913 Vance Drive View map

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

Features & Amenities

  • Accessible play equipment for 2-5 year olds
  • Accessible play equipment for 5-12 year olds
  • On-street parking


On Tuesday, August 4, 2009, the Anchorage Park Foundation, the Parks & Recreation Department and neighbors of Castle Heights Park worked together to make Fix-Its identified in the Anchorage Parks Report Card. Eager community volunteers accomplished tremendous changes on the United Way Day of Caring in September. Staff and volunteers:

  • Installed a new park rules sign to promote healthy and safe enjoyment of Anchorage parks
  • Installed a new park sign to invite neighbors into the park
  • Installed new benches, creating inviting seating areas
  • Installed new dog station and new trash containers to promote park cleanliness
  • Weeded and replenished pea gravel near play area
  • Created a new brick Picnic Plaza with new benches
  • Repaired broken pavement in pathways
  • Repaired damage to sod by hydroseeding
  • Cleaned play equipment and removed grafitti

For more details on the accomplishments in this and other neighborhood parks, please read the 2009 Neighborhood Park Fix-It Summary Report.


In 1978, the community asked the Parks & Recreation Department to consider a lot where a house had been condemned as a possible park. In 1981, the park was purchased with bonds and Federal Grant funds. The park consists of six lots that were either condemned or deemed unsuitable for homes. The park was constructed in 1982.

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 Castle Heights Park

Municipal Districts
  • Community Council: University Area
  • Legislative District: 17I
  • Assembly District: 5

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