South Anchorage Sports Park: Phase 1 Development 2016-17
In 2014, Anchorage Parks and Recreation worked with community members and user groups to update the master plan for the South Anchorage Sports Park. The master plan identifies improvements and provides a framework for future development of the park over the next 20 years. The next step is to implement the master plan as funding is available.
Parks and Recreation has completed engineering and design to implement the first phases of development as outlined in the approved master plan.
Parks and Recreation will continue to work with focus user groups from the local community in future to develop design improvements for the next stages of development.
The proposed implementation plan was presented for public comments at the Park and Recreation Commission on January 14, 2016 and at the Bayshore/Klatt Community Council meeting on January 28, 2016. The final improvement plan was adopted by the Urban Design Commission May 11, 2016.
The South Anchorage Sports Park is a 65 acre sports complex located off of C Street and W Klatt Road in South Anchorage.
In 1997, the Municipality acquired the former Klatt family homestead in a land exchange. The property was dedicated parkland and in 1998 a master plan was adopted. In the years that followed, parking lots, ball fields and other amenities were added to the park. However, development in many areas of the park have been limited by challenging soils and a lack of utilities infrastructure.
Today, the South Anchorage Sports Park has one American Legion baseball field, two little league fields, a RC track, a dog park, and paintball fields.
A public meeting was held on Oct. 27, 2015 to collect initial feedback on the park's improvement priorities for the future. The design team refined the master plan concepts based on public feedback, priorities as outlined in the master plan and safety/infrastructure priorities into design drawings to be implemented through a phased construction plan. The refined drawings were announced in public meetings.
Construction of the Phase 1 Improvements began during fall of 2015 and will finish in summer 2017.
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