It’s official! The Anchorage Assembly approved a name – Chanshtnu Muldoon Park – for our community park July 25, 2017. Chanshtnu (pronounced CHANSH-nu), meaning “grass creek,” is the Dena’ina word for Chester Creek, which winds through the park at 1301 Muldoon Road.
The U.S. Department of the Interior and the National Park Service announced a grant of $750,000 to the city toward development of Phase 2 of the park in mid-July.
Ribbon cutting for Phase 1 – Muldoon Town Square – with an all-inclusive, destination playground, and future home of Muldoon Farmers Market, is planned for 4 p.m. September 16 at the annual Spirit of Muldoon picnic.
Muldoon Town Square Park annual clean up. Meet at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 13, in the parking lot at the Southeast corner of Muldoon Mall (next to the Park, between Samurai Sushi and the Mall) for a safety briefing. We will have cleaning supplies available.
Construction of the front portion of the Muldoon Park Strip – the part we call Muldoon Town Square – began in August 2016 and is expected to be complete by fall of 2017. Phase 1 plans call for an all-inclusive playground, an ice (skating) ribbon, pavilion, bridge across the creek, a home for the Muldoon Farmers Market in 2018 At least two more phases are to follow to finish the park on the old Alaska Greenhouse site at DeBarr & Muldoon.
PASSED! The Parks Bond includes funds for an all-inclusive playground at Muldoon Town Square Park, Muldoon Road at DeBarr – at the location planned for Muldoon Farmers Market starting in 2017. A destination playground will be a big draw for the farmers market and the park.
UPDATE: Passed unanimously by NECC Dec. 17, by the SFCC Jan. 7 and by the Anchorage Parks Commission Jan. 14.
Scenic Foothills Community Council meeting 7 p.m. Thursday, January 7, at Wayland Baptist University, 7801 East 32nd Avenue. Access via Old Muldoon Road off 36th Avenue, west of Muldoon Road.
The Preferred Alternative for the Muldoon Town Square Park Master Plan is to be presented for a resolution of support. Bring your neighborhood concerns so we can seek solutions together. Invite your neighbors. Everyone is welcome.
See newsletter, agenda, minutes links on SFCC website. Click here for map and driving directions.
Public Park Planning Workshop
5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday
November 4, 2015
Begich Middle School
The master planning process for the Muldoon Town Square Park is proceeding, and we are seeking public input. Please join us for the second Muldoon Town Square Park Open House November 4. See alternative views prepared by the planners. If you haven’t taken survey linked in post below, please do.