Mission Impact


The Anchorage Park Foundation is a community-based nonprofit that mobilizes public support and financial resources for improving Anchorage parks, trails, and recreation opportunities.


The people of Anchorage recognize parks are vital for community health and connectivity, and demonstrate a strong park stewardship ethic.

  • Parks provide access to outdoor recreation opportunities; support healthy lifestyles; and sustain clean water, land, and natural habitat, which in turn attract businesses and visitors, and increase prosperity for a healthy economy.
  • Parks and trails connect neighborhoods, offer connection to the natural environment, and connect the community to each other through place, special events, cultural festivities, recreation and fun.
  • Anchorage residents recognize the importance of parks and trails in their lives and to their community, and they take responsibility for our community assets with investments of time, individual and corporate contributions, and tax dollars.
  • Anchorage residents benefit from a healthy park system and recreation opportunities available to all, regardless of where they live, income, ethnicity, or special needs.

Our Team

Kerry Lynch, Michelle LeBeau, Meredith Gutierrez, Ally Merrill, Beth Nordlund, Diana Rhoades, Gretchen Weiss-Brooks (not pictured)

Staff | Board of Directors | Parks & Recreation Department Partners