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Kiwanis Fish Creek Park

3907 Turnagain Blvd E

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Description

Kiwanis Fish Creek Park is a neighborhood use park of 5.91 acres located in the Spenard community. The park features swings, play equipment for 5-12 year olds, tennis courts, and a shelter. Kiwanis Fish Creek Park is located next to Fish Creek and connects to the Fish Creek Greenbelt.

History

In 1973, the acquisition process began for this park. The park was the 1976 Bicentennial project for the Kiwanis Club of Anchorage. The Kiwanis Club was responsible for engineering and architectural plans for the park; Parks and Recreation was responsible for the recreation development plan and all recreation improvements.

In 1977, construction began.

In 1979, amenities were added to the site.

In 1997, the Kiwanis Club decided to replace the timber play system, which was no longer deemed safe.

In 1998, the Kiwanis Club replaced the existing play equipment with ADA accessible play equipment.

Report Card and Funding

In 2008, neighbors and community members filled out a report card and identified several issues at Kiwanis Fish Creek Park including concerns about graffiti within the park, uneven and unsafe trails, and poor drainage throughout the park space.

In 2011, community members came together again to fill out Report Cards and sated they would like a barrier between the park and the road to keep vehicles out and updates to the basketball and tennis courts.

Funding for this project is coming from multiple sources; a donor match, Rasmuson Clean and Green Fund, Rasmuson Accessbility Fund, Reitman Charitable Fund, and a state legislative grant.

Summer 2016 Improvements
  • Provide All-inclusive turf surfacing for play surfacing
  • Provide ADA accesible path form parking lot to pavillion
  • Replace the play equipment
  • Highlight connections to fish creek through thematic design elements of water and ecology
  • Native tree plantings and education on riparian health and buffers
  • Fix-it day clearing invasive prunus sp. that promotes sight lines and ecosystem recovery

This project is being completed in conjunction with the Barbara Street Park improvements.

Volunteer Fix-It Event

Saturday, July 30 - 9am-12pm (Fish Creek Corridor) 

RSVP to Volunteer Coordinator Michelle Fehribach.

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

Landscape Architect

P: 343-4518

E: KeeganTH@muni.org

Volunteer at a Fix-It!
Michelle Fehribach

Volunteer Coordinator

P: 343-4587

E: FehribachMR@muni.org