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Campbell Creek Trail Improvements

The Campbell Creek Trail parallels Campbell Creek for 7.5 miles from Northwood Drive at West Dimond Boulevard northeast to Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue (MLK Jr. Ave).


The multi-use greenbelt trail provides a safe means of access for users to a large portion of the Anchorage bowl and Campbell Creek Watershed. The Campbell Creek Watershed is a natural asset which provides many recreational and fishing opportunities, natural flood control, salmon viewing, and quality habitat for fish and wildlife. Over the years the trail has been subject to significant wear.


In 2015, an engineering assessment was conducted for the entire 7 mile trail corridor, bridges and underpasses. The assessment was used to identify the highest priority areas and cost estimates for repair.

During summer 2016, due to severe winter erosion, two segments of heavily damaged trail were realigned/reconstructed and streambank restoration occurred. The segments were located near the Greenhill Way and Rovenna Street trail spurs.

In fall 2016 - winter 2017, a pre-construction survey was completed, and we are now completing the engineering design and permitting process for Phase 1 and potentially Phase 2 of construction.


Funding from a 2014 State of Alaska Legislative Grant was used for the engineering assessment and trail survey. Funding from the 2016 Municipal Bond will be used for Phase 1 of engineering design and construction.  


The Parks Department will be kicking off the first phase of construction improvements in summer 2017. This will require closures of the trail by segments. More information will be available as project develops.

Phase 1 - 2017: (Click HERE for MAP)

Approximately 1 mile of trail rehabilitation from West Dimond Blvd. to Minnesota Dr.; including all associated neighborhood trail spurs. The project elements will include the rehabilitation/replacement of cracked and heaving asphalt, streambank restoration, bridges, underpasses, amenity upgrades and improved signage and wayfinding. The trail is currently 8.5 feet wide asphalt surface, this will remain the same with the addition of two-foot wide soft-surface shoulders on each side of the trail.

Schedule: Begin approximately June 1, 2017 to Oct. 31, 2017 (*weather dependent)

Phase 2: (Click HERE for MAP)
Note:Schedule depends on funding and permits:

Currently the team is working on design development for Phase 2, depending on available funds and required permitting process, the scope will include approximately 1 mile of trail rehabilitation from Minnesota Dr. to Arctic Blvd.; this phase will be a continuation of phase 1 rehabilitation. Schedule: to be determined.

For questions contact: Maeve Nevins Lavtar, Project Manager/Senior Park Planner, (907)-343-4135 or


    • Parks and Recreation
    • Director: John Rodda
    • 632 W 6th Avenue, Suite 630, Anchorage, AK 99501
    • 907 343-4355