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Lanie Fleischer Chester Creek Trail Improvement

The Lanie Fleischer Chester Creek Trail is a four-mile long paved, multi-use trail that parallels Chester Creek from Westchester Lagoon to Goose Lake Park area.  The Chester Creek Trail is an oasis of green space in Anchorage.  In every season of the year, Anchorage residents use this major recreation and non-motorized transportation thoroughfare for biking, running, walking, skiing, and commuting.

After many years, the Chester Creek Trail will be getting an upgrade.  Anchorage Parks and Recreation received funding in 2012, 2013 and 2014 to begin resurfacing the Chester Creek Trail in summer 2014.

Funding for this project is provided in part by a 2012 Legislative Grant for $150,000.00 and from the 2013 Municipality Of Anchorage Bond for $1,600,000.00. In 2014 a second Parks Bond for $1,470,000 was approved to continue the improvements.These funds are being used to begin a multi-year, comprehensive trail repair program to address serious safety and security concerns on the Chester Creek Trail. The plan elements will include the rehabilitation/replacement of cracked and heaving asphalt, bridges, amenity upgrades and improved signage and wayfinding. Below is the "engineering site assessment" identifying the most critical segments in need of repair. More information, site plans and project updates are located in the sidebar to the right.


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