Anchorage Parks and Recreation

William B. Lyons Park Improvements


Anchorage Parks and Recreation is currently in the planning process for improvements to William B. Lyons Park. Proposed improvements include a new playground, landscaping, and more connectivity to the adjacent Mountain View Boys and Girls Club.​


The Municipality of Anchorage purchased this land in 1972 with bond funds and Community Development Block grants to add more parkland to the Mountain View neighborhood. The park was originally known as Mountain View Park, and the name was changed to William B. Lyons in honor of the pastor of New Hope Baptist Church. William B. Lyons Park is 1.86 acres and is categorized as a Special Use Area, as defined in the 2006 Park Plan​In 1997, the Municipality of Anchorage and the Boys and Girls Club developed plans to build a community center. That community center is now run by the Boys and Girls Club and maintained by the Municipality's Facility Maintenance department.

  • 2011: Playground equipment removed due to safe​ty concerns

  • 2012: William B Lyons Park Renovation

  • 2019: Community engagement and planning initiated to re-install playground equipmen​t

  • 2020:

    • Mountain View Community Council Resolution  of Support 

    • Parks and Recreation Commission Resolution of Support

    • Approval from the Urban Design Commission 

  • 2022: Project under construction

Project Funding

William B Lyons funding Graphic

2019 Municipal Park Bond: $300,000​​

2022 Municipal Park Bond: $300,000​​

Anchorage Park Foundation​ Inclusive Play: $100,000

Land and Water Conservation Fund: $157,000

​Wells Fargo (through APF): $50,000


Status: Under Construction
Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2023


335 Price St (View map)​


Taylor Keegan, MOA Parks and Recreation




​2012 William B Lyons Park Renovation​ Project Site

2012 William B Lyons Renovation Announcement


​September 1, 2022