The property was originally privately owned and home to Alaska Greenhouses with the greenhouse developed in 1968. The land ownership changed over the years and was eventually seized by the Federal Government. In 2006, the Municipality of Anchorage bought the property and finally dedicated it in 2015 for “permanent public park and recreational purposes.” Learn more about the history of Chanshtnu Muldoon Park HERE.
This park has a master plan! Features of the newly designed park will include an inclusive playground, community garden, bicycle pump park, dog park, as well as open and forested spaces. Learn more about the future of Chanshtnu Muldoon Park HERE
Chanshtnu is the Dena’ina word, meaning grass creek, for the Chester Creek, which winds through the park and served as a major fishing site; Muldoon pays homage to an early homesteader, Arnold Muldoon.
How to pronouce Chanshtnu: https://soundcloud.com/alaskadispatchnews/how-to-pronounce-chanshtnu