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Campbell Creek Trail Improvements (Multi-Year Phased Construction)

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 Park Bond will be used for Phase 1 of engineering design and construction. Phase 2 construction will be funded by the 2017 Municipal Park Bond.


The Parks Department has completed Phase 1 and construction began on Sept. 21, 2017 of Phase 2. This work will continue through the fall as long as weather stays warm, then we will shut down for the winter season and restart again in Spring 2018. This will require intermittent closures of the trail by segments. Detour routes will be marked with maps and signs.

See access side bar link for digital detour maps.

Project Concept Design:

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: COMPLETED in summer 2017

Phase 2: (Click HERE for MAP)

The scope will include approximately 1 mile of trail rehabilitation from Minnesota Dr. to west of C St..; this phase will be a continuation of phase 1 rehabilitation.

Schedule: Begin approximately Sept. 21, 2017 to spring 2018(*weather dependent)

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