Parks and Recreation

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Chanshtnu Muldoon Park:​ Phase 2 Development

Debarr Rd and Muldoon Rd (View Map)  

ABOUT CHANSHTNU MULDOON PARK

Chanshtnu Muldoon Park is one of Anchorage's newest and most celebrated parks.  The park officially opened in June 2018 with the completion of Phase 1 - providing a welcoming, year-round destination​ in the  western portion of the park ​along Muldoon Road. 

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OVERVIEW OF THE PHASE 2 DEVELOPMENT

Anchorage Parks and Recreation is continuing the success of Chanshtnu Muldoon Park with the development of Phase 2.  Phase 2 focuses on the core area of the park.  The core area lies in the heart of Chanshtnu Muldoon Park and will include a mix of developed facilities and natural areas intended for use by the larger community and neighborhood residents. Proposed improvements include an off-leash dog park space, community garden and food forest, parking lot, bouldering and nature play area, bicycle pump park, landscaping, trails and overlooks. 

Phase 2 funding includes: $750K Federal Grants, $500K in Municipal Bonds, and $30K Anchorage Park Foundation Challenge Grant, $20K in private donations. Construction is anticipated to begin fall 2019 and will be completed in summer 2020.


MORE ABOUT CHANSHTNU MULDOON PARK

Chanshtnu Muldoon Park is a newly dedicated Community Use Park located in the heart of East Anchorage at the southeast corner of the Muldoon and DeBarr Road intersection.  The park encompasses 26.74 acres of natural and previously developed areas, with features that include the South Fork of Chester Creek, outstanding views of the Chugach Mountains, as well as upland forests and open meadows. 

Originally referred to as Muldoon Town Square Park during the initial planning stages, the park underwent a formally named process where Chanshtnu Muldoon Park was decided. The name Chanshtnu Muldoon Park ties our past to the present in a public space that future generations will enjoy.  “Chanshtnu” refers to the Dena’ina name for “Chester Creek” which is a defining feature of the park.  “Muldoon” is a common place name honoring an early Anchorage homesteader in the area.   

How Can We Help You?
PROJECT CONTACT

Steve Rafuse, Senior Park Planner

Email: rafusesj@muni.org 

Ph: 343-4586

PROJECT UPDATES

Urban Design Commission Public Hearing

July 10, 2019 (6:30pm)

Loussac Library (Assembly Chambers)

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