Muldoon Town Square Park: Master Plan & Phase 1 Development
Debarr Rd and Muldoon Rd (View Map)
Anchorage Parks and Recreation recently worked with community members and the Northeast Community Council Parks Committee to develop a master plan and identify Phase 1 Improvements for the newly dedicated Muldoon Town Square Park.
The Muldoon Town Square Park MASTER PLAN provides a twenty year vision for the park, identifying the communities preferences for new development and recreational facilities.
Phase 1 Development will begin in summer 2016 with completion anticipated for early summer 2017. Phase 1 Development will include a new inclusive playground and plaza, picnic shelter, (winter) ice skating ribbon, farmers market/event space, and Chester Creek access.
Phase 1 Development: The Urban Design Commission approved the site plan for Phase 1 Development on May 11, 2016.
Master Plan: The Planning and Zoning Commission provided final approval of the master plan on April 11, 2016.
The Parks and Recreation Commission passed a resolution supporting the PREFERRED ALTERNATIVE of the Muldoon Town Square Park master plan on Thursday, January 14th.
The Northeast (12/17) and Scenic Foothills (1/7) Community Councils both voted unanimously in support of the preferred alternative master plan.
MULDOON TOWN SQUARE PARK MASTER PLAN (Public Hearing Draft)
Muldoon Town Square Park is located in the heart of East Anchorage at the southeast corner of Debarr and Muldoon Rd. The creation and development of a park at this location has long been a priority of residents in East Anchorage, the Northeast and Scenic Foothill Community Councils.
The property known as Muldoon Town Square Park was originally the site of the old Alaska Greenhouses property. The greenhouse was first developed in 1968. Over the years, the property changed hands several times before being seized by the federal government for alleged drug smuggling. The property was later sold to the Municipality in 2006 for $5 Million.
In 2012, the Municipality received a $2 Million federal grant to re-align Chester Creek at Muldoon Rd. The project, which will be completed in fall 2015, is aimed at improving water quality and fish passage.
The 2014 East Anchorage District Plan identifies a "small area planning process" and "development plan" for the Muldoon Town Square Park property as one of the community's Top 5 Priority Actions.
In 2015, the Anchorage Assembly passed AO 2015-17, formally dedicating the property for "permanent public park and recreational purposes".
...click here for more information on the history of the park
Muldoon Town Square Park has long been a dream of East Anchorage residents. With the help of a dedicated group of residents, this dream is now a reality.
The Muldoon Town Square Park master plan will provide a 20 year vision for the park. It will identify current and future needs, and establish a framework for future development, management and maintenance of the park.
Anchorage Parks and Recreation is teaming up with Bettisworth North and R&M Consultants to develop the master plan. To ensure that the community's desires are reflected in the plan, the planning team will work closely with the Northeast and Scenic Foothills Community Council "Parks Committee".
The Parks Committee brings local knowledge to the project and will assist the planning team in soliciting input from residents and developing a master plan that reflects the vision of the community.