Old Hermit Park

3012 Willow Street View map

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

Features & Amenities

  • Accessible play equipment for 2-5 year olds
  • Picnic table
  • Open playfield
  • Located in the Fish Creek Greenbelt


In Summer 2013, Neighbor Sheila Wyne and neighbors collected tree trunks to be used in the construction of the art piece “Woodfalls Ephemeral Sculpture”. In Winter 2014, they will create a 3D modeling, followed by construction of the sculpture in Summer 2014.


This park is a combination of two park properties. Some property was purchased in 1968 and 1983 with bond money, and another portion was acquired through tax foreclosure.

The area next to Willow Street was known as Willow Park. The nearby elementary school held a naming contest and the name was changed to Little Park. The other section of park was named for a gentleman who lived on the property in a tar paper shack. He was known in the neighborhood as the Old Hermit.

Planning for the park was completed in 1973, calling for play structures, an open playfield and a picnic area. By 1974, most of the construction was complete. In 2003, new play equipment was installed in the park.

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 Old Hermit Park

Municipal Districts
  • Community Council: Spenard
  • Legislative District: 18I
  • Assembly District: 3

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