The Jeff Dusenbury Bike Park at South Anchorage Sports Park, Updates, 2021
779 West Klatt Rd (View map)
In 2014, Anchorage Parks and Recreation worked with community members and user groups to update the master plan for South Anchorage Sports Park. The updated master plan identifies improvements and provides a framework for future development of the park over the next 20 years.Anchorage Parks and Recreation is working to implement phases of the master plan as funding becomes available.
Learn more about the master plan process here.
In 2016, Parks and Recreation completed engineering and design to implement the first phase of development as outlined in the approved master plan. Construction took place in 2017 and 2018, and improvements included a new playground, a picnic shelter with barbecue grill, LED lighting in the parking lots and access road, a soft- surface trail connecting the north and south parts of the park, small-dog and all-dog off leash dog parks, new landscaping, relocation of the remote control car track, parking lot improvements, and water and sewer utility connections to municipal services.
In 2018, voters approved the Parks and Recreation municipal bond that included funding for the South Anchorage Sports Park bike park.
The project will complete its design phase in 2021, and construction will begin in the summer of 2022.
Remembering Jeff Dusenbury
Jeff Dusenbury was an avid Anchorage cyclist and advocate of the sport for individuals of all ages.
In June 2018, the Anchorage Assembly appointed a Citizen Naming Panel to honor the memory of Mr. Dusenbury, who passed away following an accident. Through this process, the panel recommended naming the future bike park after him.
In March 2019, the Parks and Recreation Commission passed Resolution 19-04 in favor of naming the future bike park the Jeff Dusenbury Bike Park.
2018 Parks and Recreation Municipal bond: $150,000
*2021 proposed Parks and recreation Municipal bond: $300,000
Planning and design: 2019-2021
Construction: Summer 2022
The first public meeting was held at a local bicycle shop in 2017. Parks and Recreation staff gave a brief overview of the project, collected contact information of people interested in serving on the Community Advisory Group to help plan and design the bike park, and collected feedback from attendees.
Here are the public comments from this meeting.
Please email project manager Maeve Nevins-Lavtar if you would like to be added to the email list to receive updates about this project.