The Gallagher Family
Being outside and being active is a priority for the Gallagher family. When the pandemic hit and students were forced to stay home from school, that goal became even more important. This Anchorage family found solace in parks, places that allowed their children with special needs to feel safe and full of adventure.
Leah and Anna Boltz
More than a decade ago one Anchorage mom set out on a mission to ensure Anchorage parks were fun and inclusive for ALL children. Today Leah Boltz and her family celebrate a movement that started with the motto of Parks for All! Learn more about inclusive playgrounds in Anchorage.
Megen and Oscar’s Story
Oscar like most 5 year olds loves to run and play. His autism diagnosis adds an added layer for his mom Megan to consider. She is grateful for the number of inclusive parks in Anchorage that keep her son safe and offer him the unique stimulation he needs.
Cheryl and Justin’s Story
Inclusive play is about removing barriers. It encompasses the philosophy that children and adults of all abilities benefit from being able to play and interact together. It’s a philosophy that drives our mission at Anchorage Park Foundation. Meet Justin and Cheryl and learn how inclusive parks impacted their lives.
Schools on Trails
Schools on Trails is designed to get Anchorage students outside. An opportunity to ignite their adventurous spirit and encourage a love of learning and a connection to their environment closest to them.
It’s Winter, Time to Get Outside!
Winter is the perfect time to get outside and play! It can feel daunting when the days are short and the air is cold but a few layers later and you will have zero regrets! Getting outside is good for every part of you and your family. Take the Winter Wonderland Playground Challenge.