417 N. Hoyt
Duldida Park is a neighborhood use park of 0.57 acres in the Mountain View community. The park features ADA accessible play equipment for 2-5 year olds and 5-12 year olds, and is a valued green space to the local residents.
In 1968, the park was acquired as a patent to the city.
In 2009, local community members volunteered and made minor improvements to the park to increase safety and accessibility, promote a clean park, and enhance the park's appearance.
Report Card and Funding
In 2008, neighbors and community members filled out a report card and identified several issues at Duldida Park including concerns about inadequate maintenance of the play equipment, litter, graffiti, dog waste, and piles of dry leaves in the play area.
Funding for this project comes from the Rasmuson Clean and Green Fund, a private donor, the Reitman Charitable Fund, and a Land and Water Conservation Fund grant.
Summer 2016 Improvements
For Duldida Park Playground, the most important Improvements are to update the play equipment, safety surfacing, and create more open areas for a more diverse user group to engage each other and play.
As major stakeholders in the advisory input have been organizations like Arc of Anchorage, Programs for Infants and Children The Mountain View Boys and Girls Club, and the Anchorage Community Land Trust. Through this, inclusivity has been a focus in the design development of the park. A plaza will be Incorporated to provide more passive activities, and to promote more diverse use in the park; recently it was articulated to us by Cody Golberg of Harper’s Playground in Portland that the most successful playgrounds are not just playgrounds, but play environments that incorporate plazas and welcome a wide variety of users.
Additional Improvements include improving existing circulation, and creating a more welcoming interaction between the playground and street by demolishing walls along the Hoyt Side of the Playground. Retaining open space was a driver in the circulation improvements; as many of the residential structures are not single family homes and contain multiple families, we wanted to ensure that this public open space remained for people who are not able to enjoy a personal yard.
Additionally, to create a quieter area for gathering, an additional area nearby the ally entrance will have some sort of seating area and incorporate planting.
Saturday, September 17 - 9am-12pm
RSVP to Volunteer Coordinator Michelle Fehribach.