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Mayor Celebrates Hostetler Park Transformation

September 28, 2017, Anchorage, AK – Just a few months ago, most people passing Hostetler Park wouldn’t even notice the dark, little Downtown corner park, shaded by trees and tall buildings. Now after hours of volunteer dedication and passion, Hostetler

Students Dig In at Wolverine Park

September 21, 2017, Anchorage, AK – Campbell STEM Elementary has big dreams of regularly taking their lessons outside, especially as Anchorage’s first STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) elementary school. Wolverine Park, just a block from the school, is already

Rooted in History

September 19, 2017, Anchorage, AK – As the leaves change colors and seasons transition, every good gardener is preparing their plants for the oncoming snow. On Wednesday, September 20 from 5:30-7pm, Master Gardener volunteers will help complete the Elderberry Park

Volunteers Tackle Jewel Lake Park Drainage

September 7, 2017, Anchorage, AK – The Jewel Lake Park rain garden is ready for a makeover. On Saturday, September 9, Anchorage Park Foundation and Anchorage Parks and Recreation will host a Neighborhood Park Fix-It to replant the existing rain

Valley of the Moon Parking Lot Expansion Brings Volunteers for Planting

September 6, 2017, Anchorage, AK –On Thursday, September 7 from 5:30-7:30pm, volunteers are invited to Valley of the Moon Park for a Neighborhood Park Fix-It hosted by the Anchorage Park Foundation and Anchorage Parks and Recreation. As the park undergoes

Anchorage Teddy Bear Picnic Celebrates Inclusive Play

ANCHORAGE, AK, July 17, 2017 – Play is for everyone, Teddy Bears included! Families, community members, and their favorite stuffed animals are invited to the Anchorage Teddy Bear Picnic on Ted Stevens Day, Saturday July 22, 12-3pm at Cuddy Family

A Health and Healing Make-Over for Folker Park

July 6, 2017, Anchorage, AK – Progress towards a health and healing themed park in the U-Med Districts begins this weekend. On Saturday, July 8 from 9am-12pm, volunteers will gather at Folker Park for a Neighborhood Park Fix-It hosted by

Youth Employment in Parks Builds Sustainable Beach Trail to Previous Site of Humpback Whale

June 12, 2017, Anchorage, AK – Adorned in hard hats and bright green shirts, the 20 teens who make up this summer’s Youth Employment in Parks (YEP) program are hard to miss. Monday, June 12 to Thursday, June 15, the

Samoan Cricket Finds Permanent Home in Dave Rose Park

May 19, 2017, Anchorage, AK – On Saturday, May 20 the Samoan cricket (Kilikiti) community will celebrate their new official field which constructed in Dave Rose Park this week. There will be a ribbon cutting with Mayor Berkowitz at 8am

Volunteers Take First Steps to Build Park Identity

May 19, 2017, Anchorage, AK – Fairview Park is soon to be well known. A neighborhood secret, often mistaken for Fairview Lions Park or Fairbanks Park, Fairview Park can expect major improvements over the next few years as outlined in its

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