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.