Anchorage Parks and Recreation

​Frontierland Park Improvements

538 W. 10th Ave (Map)


Anchorage Parks and Recreation is upgrading Frontierland Park, with proposed improvements to include the replacement of aging playground equipment, ADA accessiblity upgrades, landscaping​, and picnic areas.


The Bureau of Land Management set aside the 2.01 acres now known as Frontierland Park to be used specifically for a park or public purpose.

The city purchased the land in 1967, and the Mt. McKinley Lions Club purchased play equipment to be installed. The park was named Frontierland Park and officially dedicated as parkland in 1968.

Frontierland Park currently features picnic tables, benches, a sledding hill, and ADA accessible play equipment for 2-5 year olds as well as 5-12 year olds. On-street parking is available.


2017 Municipal Park Bond: $250,000

Anchorage Park Foundation: $45,000.

MOA inclusive play surfacing funds: $125,000.


April 2017: Park bond passes

2017-2018: Public outreach, planning, and design for the new playground

Summer 2020​: Construction of new improvements​

Summer 2021: Construction completed

Community Advisory Group (CAG)

A group of volunteer neighbors worked with the design team to develop playground improvement concepts. Once selected, the preferred project was presented to the South Addition Community Council and then the Parks & Recreation Commission for final approval. 

Meeting #1, 2018

Meeting #2, 2018

Meeting #3, 2018


​​​​Steve Rafuse
Parks Superintendent​


Click on the image below to view the full conceptual site design.