Kiwanis Fish Creek Park
3907 Turnagain Blvd. E View map
The park has accessible play equipment for 5 – 12 year olds, a picnic shelter, 2 tennis courts, a basketball court, and a parking lot with 14 spaces.
In 1976, this park chosen to be the Bicentennial Project for Kiwanis Club of Anchorage. The Kiwanis Club produced engineering and architectural plans for the park, and the Parks & Recreation Department provided the recreation development plan and all recreation improvements.
In 1977, construction began and all the amenities were added in 1979.
In 1998, the Kiwanis Club raised funds to replace the aging play equipment with accessible play equipment.
In 2011, neighborhoods and community members came together to fill out a report card to grade the condition of the park. The park received an "F". Participants expressed their concern on the lack of a barrier between the park and the road, making it unsafe. They also indicated the playground equipment, tennis and basketball courts need to be upgraded because the conditions have deteriorated.
In 2011, Anchorage Park Foundation allocated a legislative grant to fund park improvements at Kiwanis Fish Creek. Anchorage Parks & Recreation organized a VIP Committee of members invested in the well being of their park and neighborhood.
In 2012, the park received an $83,000 APF Legislative grant for capital park improvements. In the summer of 2012, neighbors came together for a volunteer powered Park Fix-It. During this event volunteers added sand to the play area, removed weeds along the Fish Creek stream bank, and repainted the picnic tables.Two “mutt-mitt” dispensers were also installed.
In 2013, the VIP Committee agreed to use current funding to rehabilitate the tennis courts, a decision supported by the Turnagain Community Council. The expenditure in park improvements is expected to be $100,000
- Remove tennis court surface, re-grade and replace with acrylic court system.
- Install new nets and posts.
- Provide striping standards for 10 and under play
- Review concept boards from the VIP meetings
- View plan set for more details
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