Prop 5: Parks and Recreation Bond

Anchorage Parks and Recreation Capital Improvements

2020 VOTE BY MAIL Election
Ballots are in the mail! 
Last day to vote is April 7

This Anchorage municipal election is  Vote by Mail! Look for your ballot in the mail and return it before April 7. Either mail it back (don’t forget a stamp!) or drop it in one of the free 18 secure ballot boxes. If your ballot never gets to you, stop by one the Anchorage Vote Centers to cast your vote beginning March 30. Check out this map of Vote Centers HERE.

Out of town? You can even request to vote by email or fax!

The Anchorage Park Foundation urges you to vote YES. 

  1. Campbell Creek Trail Rehabilitation and Wayfinding, $600,000 – Continue the trail resurfacing and implement new wayfinding and signage on portions of this 7.5 mile multi-use trail.
  2. Chanshtnu Muldoon Park Phase 2, $450,000 – Continuation of the neighborhood-led improvements for this community park that opened in June 2018.
  3. Chester Creek Complex Facility Safety, $200,000 – Improvements will address health and safety codes, energy- efficient lighting and ADA access improvements.
  4. Elderberry Park, $250,000 – Implementation of the approved plan, including approved ADA access to the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail and renovation of the existing plaza and a new inclusive playground at this historic neighborhood park downtown.
  5. Facility Safety Upgrades, $100,000 – Health, safety and ADA upgrades for multiple park assets including Fairview Recreation Center.
  6. Far North Bicentennial Park Trail Safety Upgrades $50,000 – Local match for $1.5 million in Federal Lands Access Program investments within Anchorage’s largest park.
  7. Government Hill Park and Trail Improvements, $100,000 – Implementation of neighborhood-led planning efforts for park and trail improvements in Government Hill.
  8. Inclusive Playground Equipment, $600,000 – New playgrounds and renovation of playgrounds using an inclusive play approach – including William B. Lyons Park in Mountain View
  9. Russian Jack Springs Park Safety and ADA, $300,000 – Improvements for safety, facilities, and other priorities identified during a community-led planning effort.
  10. Taku Lake Park, $500,000 – New skate park, inclusive playground, lighting and other access improvements for this community use park located along the Campbell Creek Trail.
  11. Tikishla Park Improvements, $250,000 Community-led priorities include an inclusive playground, picnic facilities, lighting and other safety improvements at this park located on the Lanie Fleischer Chester Creek Trail.
  12. University Lake Park, $250,000 – Expand the existing parking lot, provide safety improvements at the off-leash dog park, rehabilitate natural resources, improve Iditarod trail and other community priorities.
  13. Dave Rose Park, $300,000 – Expand parking lot, install LED lighting, improve ADA access to this popular inclusive playground, picnic shelter and cricket field.

TOTAL $3,950,000

Other Resources

2020 Ballot Propositions– Learn about all the municipal bonds and issues on the ballot.

Vote By Mail– Everything you need to know about voting by mail in Anchorage.

Check Your Voter Address– It’s important that your ballot is mailed to the correct address! Check to make sure the address on your voter registration is up to date.

Ballot Box Locations– Map of ballot box and Accessible Vote Center locations

Division of Elections Voter Hotline – (907) 243-VOTE (8683), elections@muni.org

Taxpayers in Chugiak, Eagle River, and Girdwood reside outside of the Anchorage Parks and Recreation Service Area so their property taxes will not be affected by a YES vote. Anchorage municipal voters will see $1.68 per $100,000 of assessed value on their home. That’s a great return on your investment!
This communication paid for by Anchorage Park Foundation/3201 C Street Suite 110 Anchorage, AK 99503/Beth Nordlund, Executive Director/I Beth Nordlund/ approved this message