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In 1922, this park was established by Federal Patent.
In 1978, the park was first developed and later redeveloped in 1996 with Community Development Block Grant funds.
In 2007, Anchorage Park Foundation, the Fairview Community Council and United Way put together a park improvement event to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Day of Caring. Volunteers planted 80 wild rose shrubs at the top of the hill in the park. The basketball court was removed and that area was reseeded.
In 2008, a fence was completed, and received positive feedback from the community as well as from the Anchorage Police Department for improving perceived safety of the park.
In 2008 and 2011, neighbors and community members came together to fill out a report card to grade the condition of the park. Input from the 2008 and 2011 APF report cards, indicated the community wanted the old, unsafe equipment to be repainted and the 3-5 year old playground equipment to be replaced.
In 2012, a Legislative Grant for $50,000 was awarded to the Anchorage Parks Foundation for capital improvements at Fairbanks Park. Fairbanks Park will be receiving a retrofit make-over of the existing 5-12 year old equipment and a complete replacement of the 3-5 year old play equipment. Color selection and details of the playground design layout were approved by the Fairview Community Council in autumn 2012.
In 2013, the park improvements will be implemented. The expected value of park improvement expenditures is– $45,000
- Replace 3-5 year old playground equipment
- Retrofit make-over of existing 5-12 year old playground equipment, including new paint and updated equipment.
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