Prop 4: Parks and Recreation Bond

Anchorage Parks and Recreation Service Area Capital Improvements Bonds

Support the Prop 4: Parks Bond in the upcoming municipal election! Your parks and trails make Anchorage a great place to live, work, and play. They attract a talented workforce, stimulate the economy, and set Anchorage apart from other cities.  You can ensure that these assets that make our city so great remain clean, green, safe, and secure into the future by voting YES!

The next Anchorage municipal election is a Vote by Mail! Look for your ballot coming to you in the mail on March 13th and return it during the election period, March 13-April 3. Either mail it back (don’t forget a stamp!) or drop it in one of the 12 ballot boxes. If your ballot never gets to you, stop by one the Accessible Vote Centers to cast your vote. Check out this map of voting locations HERE.

Thank you for voting YES on the Parks Bond.

What’s on the bond?

Take a virtual tour of the projects on the Prop 4: Parks Bond.

  1. Coastal Trail Bridge Replacement and Improvements at South Westchester Lagoon ($950k)
    Replace the aging bridge and install viewing platforms to alleviate congestion and provide opportunities for sightseeing & bird watching at the lagoon.
  2. Campbell Creek Trail Rehabilitation and Wayfinding ($750k)
    Continue the trail resurfacing and install safety improvements, including directional signage.
  3. Taku Lake Park Safety and Recreation Improvement($250k)
    Implement community safety and play priorities as identified in the master plan, including playground, skate park, trail improvements, increased visibility, lighting and emergency locators. Funds will be matched by private contributions. Read the master plan HERE.
  4. Chester Creek Single Track ($150k)
    Construct soft-surface trails along the popular Chester Creek Corridor as identified by the Fairview, Rogers Park, Northstar and Airport Heights community councils. Youth Employment in Parks and volunteers will be utilized for the construction of these trails.
  5. Fairview Park Safety and Inclusive Playground ($250k)
    Install community priorities as established in the recently updated master plan for Fairview Park, including an inclusive playground, multi-use basketball and volleyball courts, and landscaping. Read the master plan HERE.
  6. Tikishla Park Inclusive Playground ($100k)
    Design and implement community-identified master plan priorities that include safety upgrades, picnic shelter, plaza, and inclusive playground. Read the master plan HERE.
  7. University Lake Park Safety Improvements ($350k)
    Expand the existing parking lot, clear sightlines, add lighting, install informational signage to better define the off-leash dog park, rehabilitate natural resources and other community identified priorities. Read the master plan HERE.
  8. Town Square Park Development ($600k)
    Design and implement priorities identified in the master plan for Town Square Park, including safety features, landscaping, and lighting to positively activate the space. Read the master plan HERE.
  9. Facility Safety Upgrades ($100k)
    Replaces Fairview Recreation Center’s deteriorated hallway floor and subfloor; upgrade security systems at Spenard Recreation Center, Lidia Selkregg Chalet, Municipal Green House and Mulcahy Stadium.
  10. South Anchorage Sports Park, Phase 3, Construction of Bike Park ($150k)
    Construct a bike park at South Anchorage Sports Park as identified in the master plan. Read the master plan HERE.

2018 Parks Bond Total Request: $3,650,000

Thank you for supporting the parks and trails you love!

Other Resources

Parks Bond Project Map– Take a virtual tour of the projects on the Prop 4: Parks Bond

Vote By Mail– The Municipality’s list and descriptions of ballot items.

Register to Vote– Register by March 3 to vote in this election.

Check Your Voter Address– It’s important that your ballot is mailed to the correct address! Check to see that address on your voter registration is up to date.

Ballot Box Locations– Map of ballot box and Accessible Vote Center locations