Fairview Park Edible Landscaping and Improvements

Workers shoveling soilOn May 19, 2017 volunteers gathered at Fairview Park to help plant apple trees, rhubarb, strawberries, currants, and blueberries as the parks first edible landscaping. Other improvements included sanding and painting benches, spreading woodchips in the play area, and installing temporary yarn art on the fence.

The Park Fix-It was the first step in a plan for major improvements to Fairview Park. Anchorage Parks and Recreation Planner Taylor Keegan worked with community advisory groups and the Fairview Community Council to develop a master plan for the park, which includes replacing the tennis courts with a multi-use volleyball/basketball court, an inclusive playground, edible landscaping, and artistic placemaking to improve the park’s identity. The Anchorage Community Land Trust and Fairview Community Council were awarded a $20,000 Anchorage Park Foundation Challenge Grant, in May 2017, which will help fund elements of the master plan including a new barbecue, edible landscaping, and placemaking to create a new visual identity for the park.

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