Prop 5: Parks and Recreation Bond Passed!


Anchorage Parks and Recreation Service Area Capital Improvements Bonds

The Prop. 5: The Parks and Recreation Bond has passed!

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. We believe that Prop 5 ensures that these assets that make our city so great remain clean, green, safe, and secure into the future.

Thank you for voting in the Municipal Elections!

What was on the bond?

  1. Campbell Creek Trail Rehabilitation and Wayfinding ($750,000)
    Continue trail resurfacing and install safety improvements, including directional signage.
  2. Elderberry Park Master Plan Implementation ($500,000)
    Implement the adopted master plan which includes new access to the Coastal Trail, renovation of the existing plaza, and an inclusive playground.
  3. Northeast Connector Trail ($300,000)
    Build a new trail, boardwalk, and bridge providing a non-motorized connection to Far North Bicentennial Park from the Scenic Foothills neighborhood. These bond funds will meet the required match to receive a grant that was awarded to the project by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) through Anchorage Metropolitan Area Transportation Solutions (AMATS). This project is also known as the Chugach Foothills Connector.
  4. Government Hill Community-Wide Park Plan and Improvements ($150,000)
    Develop community park plan and safety upgrades.
  5. Hamilton Park Trail and Playground Renovation ($200,000)
    Renovate the trail and install an inclusive playground in this popular neighborhood use park.
  6. Cuddy Family Midtown Park Warming Facility ($250,000)
    Design and construct a permanent warming facility at the speed skating rink.
  7. Russian Jack Springs Park Safety and ADA Improvements ($350,000)
    Implement community priorities as established in the master plan for this community use park.
  8. Dave Rose Park Parking Lot Expansion ($50,000)
    Expand the parking lot and improve ADA access to the popular inclusive playground, picnic shelter, and new cricket field.
  9. Chester Creek Complex Facility Safety, Security and ADA Upgrades ($400,000)
    Facility safety, security, and ADA upgrades, including renovating the Kosinski Fields to support an areawide middle school baseball and softball program.
  10. Facility Safety Upgrades ($200,000)
    Implement health, safety, and ADA improvements including lead abatement, building and restroom wheelchair access, and security system installations in recreation facilities.
  11. Tikishla Park Improvements ($400,000)
    Implement the master plan priorities that include an inclusive playground, new plaza, picnic shelter, and safety improvements.
  12. Ure Park Improvements ($100,000)
    Design and implement community priorities as determined by the updated site plan.
  13. William B. Lyons Park Playground Installation ($300,000)
    Install a new inclusive playground and lighting for this popular park in Mountain View.

2019 Parks Bond Total Request: $3,950,000

Thank you for supporting the parks and trails you love!

Other Resources

Municipal Election Results – Unofficial results are updated here. The official results will be coming soon.

2019 Ballot Propositions– Learn about all the municipal bonds on the ballot.

Taxpayers in Chugiak, Eagle River, and Girdwood reside outside of the Anchorage Parks and Recreation Service Area and will not pay for this bond.