Ira Walker Park

5850 E. 6th Avenue 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
  • Open play field
  • On street parking

We worked with community volunteers like you to revitalize Ira Walker Park in summer 2011!

What we accomplished:

  • Replaced Damaged Parts on Play Equipment
  • Installed 4 New Play Equipment Pieces
  • Replaced sand fall-surfacing with engineered wood fiber
  • Upgraded Sign, Kiosk and Trash Cans
  • Added Lighting at Light Pole
  • Repainted Hop Scotch

Total Park Improvement Value: $97,258

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.

Thanks to the Russian Jack Very Important Parks Committee parks committee for their involvement in prioritizing repairs and recruiting volunteers!

The APF is proud to fund neighborhood park fix-its with support from the Rasmuson Foundation & the Alaska State Legislature.


In 1981, the community requested that this property be placed on the Capital Improvement list and purchased as park land. The original owner donated a portion of the value of the land to the city but did not wish to have the park named for him. The park was originally called Towne East Park. In 1988, Mr. Ira Walker donated soil to start development of the park. In 1997, the park was renamed Ira Walker Park.

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 Ira Walker Park

Municipal Districts
  • Community Council: Northeast
  • Legislative District: 16H
  • Assembly District: 5

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