South Anchorage Sports Park: Phase 1 Development 2016-17
In 2014, Anchorage Parks and Recreation worked with community members and user groups to develop a 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.
Parks and Recreation is currently working on engineering and design to implement the first phases of development (sewer and water) outlined in the approved master plan.
Parks and Recreation will continue to work with the local community in fall and over the winter to identify and prioritize improvements for the next stages of development.
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.
The master plan update provides an important framework for future development. This framework ensures that future improvements such as infrastructure and sports fields align with the recreation needs of the growing South Anchorage community.
The final product will be a master plan that identifies community needs and establishes a framework for future development of sports facilities, playing fields and other community park amenities at the SASP.
Public engagement is important to any planning project. To ensure that the updated master plan aligns with the desires of the community, Parks and Recreation has been working with an advisory group.
Advisory Group Meetings Minutes
Meeting #1: February 11, 2014 (minutes)
Meeting #2: March 4, 2014 (minutes)
Meeting #3: April 1, 2014 (minutes)
The Master Plan was approved by the Bayshore/Klatt Community Council on May 1st, 2014.
On August 14th, 2014, the Parks and Recreation Commission approved the South Anchorage Sports Park Master Plan
On December 1st, 2014, the master plan was approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission.
A public meeting was held on Oct. 27, 2015 to collect feedback on the park's improvement priorities for the future. The design team is currently digesting the feedback and will be refining the master plan concepts into design drawings to be implemented through a phased construction plan. The refined drawings will be announced in future public meetings. Stay tuned for more information.
Construction is starting on the previously identified priority of installing water and sewer utilities. This will begin in early November 2015 and last approximately six weeks.
The access road into the park will be closed intermittently as the contractor works to get the utilities across the roadways. The access gate to the WEST will remain closed until the end of construction.
The access gate to the EAST is NOW OPEN (as of 11/18/15 at 5pm). Access will remain closed on the south west entrance while we continue to use this for construction staging.
Please follow this page and our Parks Facebook page Parks Facebook page for construction updates. Construction drawings will be available on the sidebar link.