Anchorage Parks and Recreation

Elderberry Park Improvements

1297 W. 5th Ave (View map​)​

​Project Overview

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 interpretive signage. ​​


Elderberry Park is one of Anchorage's oldest and most loved parks. In 2015-16, Anchorage Parks and Recreation wo​​rked 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​

Project Timeline

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.  

​Project Team

Maeve Nevins-Lavtar, Project Manager
Anchorage Parks and Recreation
P: 907-343-4135

The Boutet Company, Inc.: Engineering, Landscape Architecture
601 E. 57th Place, Suite 19
Anchorage, AK 99518
Phone: 907-522-6776​

Bettisworth North: Landscape Architecture
2600 Denali St, #107
Anchorage, AK 99503
​Phone: 907-561-5780


Click on the image below to view the full concept.


Click the image below to view the South Addition Community Council Presentation.

The first page of the presentation.

Click on the image below to read the 2016 Elderberry Park Master Plan.