Announcing 2015 Challenge Grant Projects

The 2015 round of Anchorage Park Foundation Challenge Grants includes $230,699 in matching funds for sixteen individuals and community groups to improve Municipal parks and trails.


Projects include:

Eagle Scout candidate George Cvancara will construct Nordic ski holders at Kincaid Park.

Anchorage Waterways Council will build and install collection stations for used fishing line at various fishing spots in parks around Anchorage.

Anchorage Community Land Trust will install wayfinding signs along Ship Creek trail, including wayfinding to Davis Park and the connection to the Glenn Highway bike trail to Eagle River.

Anchorage Skate Club will renovate the warming shack at the Bonnie Cusack Memorial Outdoor Rink Center at Chester Creek Sports Complex.

Singletrack Advocates will perform aintenance and improvements to existing singletrack trails at Hillside and Kincaid Park.

The Alaskan Sled Dog Racing Association will perform maintenance and upgrades to bridges in Far North Bicentennial Park.

The Scenic Foothills Trails User Group will construct a trail connecting the Scenic Foothills neighborhood to Far North Bicentennial Park.

The Anchorage Schools on Trails Program will construct learning labs at Russian Jack Springs Park near the connection to Nunaka Valley Elementary School.

Eagle Scout candidate Ferris Allen will install a dog waste collection station at Chugach Foothills Park.

The Alaska Speedskating Club will install a public address and speaker system at Cuddy Family Midtown Park.

The Girdwood Tennis Committee will rehabilitate the Girdwood tennis court.

The Girdwood Trails Committee will improve tread and drainage on a portion of the Historic Iditarod Trail.

The Schools on Trails Program will rehabilitate the Westchester Lagoon Nature Trail and improve it to facilitate instruction along the trail.

Eagle Scout candidate James Allen and community member Schawna Thoma will revitalize Barbara Street Park by painting, cleaning, and installing new toddler play equipment.

Intrinsic Landscapes Llc. will design and install three sculptural communal seating areas in parks yet to be determined.