Anchorage Parks and Recreation

Fairview Lions Park 2013


Fairview Lions Park

1201 E. 8th Avenue View map


In 1985, the S & S Apartments were demolished and the Anchorage Assembly voted to use the property to create a neighborhood park.

In 1992 and 1993, trees were planted in the park using funds from a state forestry grant.


In 2006, the Anchorage Park Foundation received funding for the Challenge Grant program.

In 2007, as part of the awarded Challenge Grant project, the Anchorage Park Foundation, the Municipality of Anchorage and the Fairview Community Council partnered with United Way of Anchorage to host a Day of Caring event to restore and enhance three neighborhood parks and the Recreation Center in Fairview.

During Day of Caring, volunteers expanded the community pavilion, created a new community garden, planted new trees and perennials, refurbished the volleyball and multi-use field, and much, much more. The community garden and pavilion will become focal points for the neighborhood, bringing people together and fostering stronger neighbor relationships.

In 2008, neighbors and community members came together to fill out a report card to grade the condition of the park.  Based on input from the 2008 and 2011 APF report cards, the community desired the old, unsafe equipment to be replaced.

In 2012, a Legislative Grant for $200,000 was awarded to the Anchorage Parks Foundation.

In 2013, Fairview Lions Park will be receiving a complete playground and fall surface replacement. Color selection and details of the playground design layout were approved by the Fairview Community Council in autumn 2012.

The expected expenditure in park improvements is valued at – $180,000


  • Replace all playground equipment
  • Remove Fall Surfacing (Sand) and replace with Engineered Wood Fiber fall surface material

Volunteer Effort

Volunteer powered Park Fix-It is scheduled for July 20, 2013

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 Click the image for conceptual plans: Fairview Lions Park Conceptual Plans (PDF)

Maeve Nevins

Landscape Architect 

P: 343-4135


Volunteer at Park Fix It!

Mirna Estrada

Volunteer Coordinator

P: 343-4587