Scenic Park

7305 Hennings Way View map

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

Features & Amenities

  • Two tennis courts
  • Picnic area
  • Trails connecting with Scenic Park Elementary School
  • On-street parking


Imagine 75 happy kids running down the trail from Scenic Elementary to Scenic Park, lit with new energy efficient LEDs and a Safe Route to School. They are headed to their brand new playground. In 2003, vandals burned down the play equipment at Scenic Park. A decade later, this new playground has been installed thanks to the Alaska State Legislature, Anchorage Park Foundation, and Anchorage Parks & Recreation Department. A group of engaged neighbors and members of the Scenic Foothills Community Council set the priorities for the revitalized park plan.


In 1972, the Scenic Park Elementary PTA requested that this property be acquired by the Municipality for use as parkland. A resolution was passed by the Anchorage Assembly in 1972 to acquire several parcels for parkland Scenic Parkwithin the borough and this parcel was included in the package. The land was purchased in August 1972.

Development of the park began in 1978 with a community involvement process identifying planned uses of the park. In the late 1980’s, a lighted pathway was built from 36th Avenue to Scenic Park Elementary School.

In 2003, vandals burned down the play equipment. This park was developed with assistance from the Land & Water Conservation Fund.

Report Card 

To read the 2011 Report Card for this park, click here.
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 Scenic Park

Municipal Districts
  • Community Council: Scenic Foothills
  • Legislative District: 27N
  • Assembly District: 5

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