Parks and Recreation

Chester Creek Urban Singletrack Project 2019

​Update: Construction for this project began July 16 and is expected to last until September. The main Chester Creek Trail will rem​ain open and will not be impacted by this work.

Chester Creek Trail Corridor, Anchorage

 

PROJECT OVERVIEW (click for Map)

Anchorage Parks and Recreation is exploring options for an upcoming Urban Singletrack Trail for mountain biking along sections of the existing Chester Creek Trail, from Valley of the Moon Park to Goose Lake Park.

PROJECT BACKGROUND

In 2016, local bike advocates initiated this project with a proposal to utilize existing social trails to develop an urban singletrack mountain bike trail along the Chester Creek greenbelt trail corridor. Support for the concept was generated from neighboring North Star and Fairview Community Councils, and the Park and Recreation Commission (LINK: PRC 17-11 Feb. 9, 2017).

In April 2018, Anchorage voters approved a $150,000 Municipal Park Bond for the project planning, design and implementation.

PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT (Click for FACT SHEET)

Your voice matters and we encourage participation in the planning of this exciting new project. Questions and comments are welcome anytime, our contact information is listed in the sidebar.

A Volunteer Advisory Committee has been actively participating in the design/planning and will continue to provide feedback to the team as this project gets further refined.  If you would like to participate, please contact the project team (see side bar).

Advisory Committee Meeting #1 Minutes

Advisory Committee Members:

 Mark Melchert  David Slykes
Andy Risberg   Chris Brehmer
 Mark Henspeter  Zack Fields
 Irene Turletes  Christina Grande
 Tyndall Ellis  Hans Thompson
 Heather Kimball  Erin Kirkland

A public OPEN HOUSE event was held on January 24, 2019 from 6 to 8 pm at Speedway Cycles (1231 W Northern Lights Blvd, Anchorage, AK).Meeting documents are linked below:

Click for OPEN HOUSE GRAPHIC BOARDS

Click for CONCEPT MAP (Updated 02/05/19)

Click for a draft summary of the public open house.

OUTREACH:
PROJECT TIMELINE (Click for Schedule)

The next step is for the design team to process the public comments and refine the concept into a detailed plan that will be submitted to the Urban Design Commission for final review. Once approved, the project will then move into Phase 1 of construction.

Fall 2018 - Winter 2019: Planning/Design and Public Involvement

Jan. 24, 2019: Public Open House

Feb. 14, 2019: Park and Rec. Commission Meeting (Public Welcome) CLICK for APPROVED PRC DOCUMENTS 

CLICK for APPROVED PRC RESOLUTION 2019-02

May 8, 2019: Tentative Urban Design Commission Meeting (Public Welcome)

Summer 2019:  Tentative construction begins (Phase 1)

We will continue to post project updates as it develops on this site. For more information, please contact our team (info in sidebar).
How Can We Help You?
PROJECT CONTACT

Maeve Nevins-Lavtar, MOA Sr. Park Planner

E: nevinslavtarmv@muni.org 

P: 907-343-4135

Brad Muir, Natural Resource Manage

E:bradley.muir@anchorageak.gov

P: 907-343-4287

PROJECT TEAM
Planning/Public Outreach

Van Le, AICP, R&M Consultants, Inc.

E: vle@rmconsult.com

P: 907-646-9659

Trail Design

Jon Underwood, Happy Trails, Inc.

E:happytrailsak@gmail.com

P: 907-322-5834

Graphics

​Please click on the image below to the full 2019 Phase 1 ​work plan.

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