Taku Lake Park South Gateway Improvements 2020
Anchorage Parks and Recreation is beginning planning and design for improvements at Taku Lake Park. Improvements are scheduled for 2020 and will focus on the South Gateway area.
Proposed improvements include skatepark upgrades, a new inclusive playground, picnic areas, circulation improvements, safety upgrades and lighting, as well as new amenities.
In 2014, the playground at Taku Lake Park was destroyed by arson. Since that time, the area has experienced a decline in use and an increase in negative activity.
In 2016, the Parks and Recreation Department began a master planning effort to address issues and identify community priorities for the future.
In 2018, the Taku Lake Park Master Plan was approved by the Parks and Recreation Commission and the Planning and Zoning Commission, paving the way for fundraising and investment in the park.
In 2019, the Parks and Recreation Department will begin planning, design, and fundraising for improvements to the South Gateway at Taku Lake Park. Construction is scheduled to begin in the summer of 2020.