Forsythe Park Outdoor Learning Lab

2022 Community Challenge Grantee

Challenge Grant Awarded: $10,752

Community Match: $10,752

Total Project Value: $21,504

Forsythe Park: 11301 Birch Road

Teachers, parents, and students at O’Malley Elementary are creating an outdoor learning space at Forsythe Park. They worked closely with Anchorage Park Foundation’s Schools on Trails program to design a map to access the trails and flora in the park. O’Malley third graders designed and will install a field identification guide for 6 different trees in the park. Youth Employment in Parks crews will work with volunteers to make the park’s bridge to the South Fork of Little Campbell Creek accessible to all users. Contractors will be hired to install an observation viewing platform and bench along the creek for outdoor learning.

This project requires a 1:1 match of grant award through donations, volunteer time, non federal grants, or donated materials or services. To learn more about how to support this project, contact Mandy Anderson.


Students and teacher speak at celebration