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Faces of APF


Eleanor Andrews and Ernie Hall

Anchorage is a great place to live and one of the jewels of our city is our trail system.


Colleen Burgh

Life-long Alaskan Colleen Burgh died peacefully on February 2, 2014, never fully realizing the number of lives she touched with her humor, warm heart and generosity.

Hugh Fleischer

Hugh Fleischer

Click here to read Hugh Fleischer’s obituary.  Click here to go to the APF Honoring and Memorial page. 

Diane Moxness, Former Executive Director of Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage

My Favorite Park: Kincaid Park “Kincaid Park is the best place in town for year round fun . There’s great skiing on a wide variety of trails for all abilities. Good places for wildlife viewing. Great mountain biking on the

Kathy Robinson

Meet Kathy, owner of the Wheel Good Food food truck.

Lucy Hansen, Polynesian Association of Alaska President, Community Volunteer

My Favorite Park: Didlika Park “I want all the parks to be safe and visible from one corner to the other so no mischief or any other problems will occur in the parks.”

Erin Kirkland, Freelance Writer, Publisher of, Professional Traveler, Recreational Hiker, Runner, and Kid-Wrangler

My Favorite Park: Far North Bicentennial Park “Outdoor spaces and recreational opportunities are proven indicators of a community’s health. Kids and parents need to have access to open space that encourages freeplay, exploration, and education about the natural world. Parks

Jacques Boutet, CEO of Engineering Firm, Cyclist

My Favorite Park: Far North Bicentennial Park “Parks should be as accessible as your back yard and provide year-round recreation. They should be developed to have something for everyone, regardless of recreational interest and ability.”

Carol Comeau, Retired Superintendent of Anchorage School District, Grandmother

My Favorite Park: Russian Jack Springs Park, Polar Bear Playground “I love the Polar Bear Park in Russian Jack because it is fun and unique! Nola is a great name for the beast. It is a walkable park which is important


A Tribute to Three Moms

This Mother’s Day, I decided to feature three local supermoms: Lia Keller, Erin Kirkland, and Leah Boltz. Each are on a mission, from building Alaska’s first 100% inclusive playground to getting kids outdoors.

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