It’s been the summer of playgrounds for the Anchorage Park Foundation, which just last week cut the ribbon on the sixth and final city park playground. Great things can happen when people work together on shared goals. These parks are the proof of how to make the community a better place for children. The foundation worked with local families, the Anchorage Parks and Recreation Department and policy makers to raise funds for the parks.
Two park playgrounds in Fairview, Fairbanks Park and Fairview Lions Park, were refurbished. Another two playgrounds, Scenic Park and North Russian Jack Springs Park, rose from abandoned or vandalized spaces. See the transformation of Russian Jack Springs Park from abandoned space to vibrant recreation hub.
Campbell Park Playground is brand new, with a surface accessible to wheelchairs. And Ted Stevens “Get Out and Play” Day was celebrated with Alaska’s first full 100% fully inclusive boundless playground at Cuddy Family Midtown Park. “Boundless” means children or adults with disabilities can play independently in a safe environment.
Catch KTUU’s story on Fairview Lions Park.