Anchorage Parks and Recreation

Chanshtnu Muldoon Park: Phase 2 Development

Chanshtnu Muldoon Park Updates, 2021​ Phase Two Development

Intersection of Debarr Rd and Muldoon Rd (View Map)  

​Project Overview​

Chanshtnu Muldoon Park is one of Anchorage's newest and most celebrated parks.  The park officially opened in June 2018 with the completion of Phase One - providing a welcoming, year-round destination​ in the  western portion of the park ​along Muldoon Road. 

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Overview of Phase Two Development 

Anchorage Parks and Recreation is continuing the success of Chanshtnu Muldoon Park with the development of Phase Two.  This phase focuses on a core area in the center of Chanshtnu Muldo​on Park, and will include a mix of developed facilities and natural areas intended for use by the larger community and neighborhood residents. Proposed improvements include an off-leash dog park space, community garden and food forest, parking lot, bouldering and nature play area, bicycle pump park, landscaping, trails and overlooks. 

​Phase Two Project Funding​

Phase Two of the Chanshtnu Muldoon Park project includes $750,000 in federal grants, $500,000 in municipal bonds, and $30,000 from an Anchorage Park Foundation Challenge Grant, and $20,000 in private donations. Construction is anticipated to begin fall 2019 and will be completed in summer 2020.

Park History

Chanshtnu Muldoon Park is a newly dedicated Community Use Park located in the heart of East Anchorage at the southeast corner of the Muldoon and DeBarr Road intersection.  The park encompasses 26.74 acres of natural and previously- developed areas, with features that include the South Fork of Chester Creek, outstanding views of the Chugach Mountains, and lush upland forests and open meadows. 

Originally referred to as Muldoon Town Square Park during​ initial planning stages, the park underwent a formal naming process, after which Chanshtnu Muldoon Park was decided. The name Chanshtnu Muldoon Park ties the past to the present in a public space future generations will enjoy.  “Chanshtnu” refers to the Dena’ina name for “Chester Creek," a defining feature of the park's landscape.​ “Muldoon” is a common place name honoring an early Anchorage homesteader in the area.   

P​roject Concepts

Park Superintendent Steve Rafuse,