Elderberry Park Improvements
1297 W. 5th Ave (View map)
Anchorage Parks and Recreation will be upgrading Elderberry Park in 2021. Proposed
improvements include new playground equipment, custom rock & ice climbing
wall, net climber, unique swing, sand pit, railroad track themed paths and
plazas, new tables and benches, upgraded LED lighting, landscaping and new
Elderberry Park is one of Anchorage's oldest and most loved parks. In 2015-16, Anchorage Parks and Recreation worked with community members to develop a Master Plan that will guide development at the park over the next 20 years.
In 2017, Anchorage Parks and Recreation with funds from the Anchorage Park Foundation made improvements to the area around the Oscar Anderson House. Upgrades included improved visibility and ADA access as well as a small plaza and heritage garden intended to reflect early life in Anchorage.
In 2019, voters within the Municipality of Anchorage approved the Parks and Recreation bond that included funding for improvements at Elderberry Park. Those funds will be used to implement the master plan priorities, including improved ADA access to the Coastal Trail and renovation of the existing plaza and playground at this historic neighborhood park.
In 2020, Anchorage voters passed the Park Bond allocating $250,000 in funding for Elderberry Park. This funding is in addition to $500,000 in 2019 voter approved bond funds for the park. Total project funding: $750,000
The Parks and Recreation Department began working with the community on planning and design in the fall of 2019. Construction of master plan-identified priorities is scheduled for spring and summer 2021.
- Planning and Design: Fall/Winter 2019-20
- Public Involvement Schedule:
- Construction begins spring 2021