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
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.
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.
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.