Woodland Park

3508 Iowa Street or 2601 McRae Road 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
  • Large open play field
  • Parking lot with 15 spaces
  • Located in Fish Creek Greenbelt

What’s New

The new picnic shelter.

The Woodland Park Fix-Its have inspired a unique partnership between Spenard neighbors and members of the Filipino Community of Anchorage, who are working to memorialize Thelma Buchholdt, a Filipino-Alaskan legislator and former Woodland Park neighbor. The Filipino Community raised funds from the Alaska State Legislature and an APF Challenge Grant in order to install and endow the Thelma Buchholdt Memorial Picnic Shelter in Woodland Park in Summer 2010.

Before improvements.

The Filipino Community and park neighbors identified a variety of other needed park improvements, including:

  • Constructing picnic shelter;
  • Planting flowers;
  • Repainting park equipment and removing graffiti;
  • Repairing cracked asphalt; and
  • Installing updated park signs.

After improvements.

In June 2010, volunteers and the Filipino Community partnered to make improvements to Woodland Park and celebrate Filipino Independence Day, with traditional food, dance and music. This project has succeeded in meeting the APF and APRD’s goals of connecting community members and building stronger neighborhoods while making needed repairs and improvements in Anchorage parks.

Thanks to the Spenard Very Important Parks (VIP) 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. For more details on the accomplishments in this and other neighborhood parks, please read the 2010 Neighborhood Park Fix-It Summary Report.


In 1974, the Municipality of Anchorage set aside property for the Fish Creek Greenbelt. A portion of the property was named Woodland Park in 1977. The planning for development of the park began in 1979, and development began in 1984. In 2002-2003, new, accessible play equipment was installed.

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 Woodland Park

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

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