We raise private and public funds to make improvements to our public lands, primarily through the Challenge Grants, Youth Employment in Parks, and Neighborhood Parks Programs.
In 2013, we awarded 20 Challenge Grants, totaling $257,187!
Youth Employment in Parks (YEP) hires teens ages 16-19 to complete park improvement projects in Anchorage. Projects include trail building, forestry, waterway restoration, and urban park asset improvements. The program utilizes civics, education, healthy recreation opportunities, and mentorship week to instill a strong public park and trail stewardship ethic. YEP is a ten-week first-job experience.
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Anchorage Park Foundation is celebrating nearly ten years of Neighborhood Park Fix-It accomplishments. APF partners with the Parks & Recreation Department and community members for Fix-Its in our neighborhood parks. Parks are selected based on information collected through Anchorage Park Report cards (filled out by community volunteers). Each summer several parks are identified for Neighborhood Fix-Its – Saturday mornings that neighbors, community volunteers, staff and local contractors work together to revitalize our parks. From replacing trash cans and play equipment to restoring landscaping and removing graffiti, we give parks a new lasting new life.