Chugach Foothills Park Playground Makeover Begins

Crews will be begin to remove the old equipment starting tomorrow, July 11th. The playground will be closed until the replacement project is completed. – per Maeve Nevins-Lavtar, ASLA, Senior Park Planner.

This makeover project will begin in a few phases:
· Phase 1: Remove and replace playground equipment and fall surfacing material (starting July 11th through end of August* – weather dependent)
· Phase 2: Drainage repairs – this phase will include drainage repairs to the parking lot and in other areas that have been affected by poor drainage (tentatively starting in August through fall 2018)
· Phase 3: Vegetation thinning – we will focus on this task during the Volunteer Fix-It Event on Saturday, August 18th, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Maeve will start posting updates to the project website this week.

Pleasant Valley Road & Drainage Construction Begins

Rehabilitation of of local streets and installation of new storm drain pipe along Pussywillow Street from E 32nd Avenue to E 36th Avenue and Northwind Avenue between Muldoon Road and Pussywillow Street, within the area shown on the attached map, is to begin on or about July 9, 2018, with a completion date on or about October 15, 2018.

Pleasant Valley Road & Drainage Improvements began with 32nd Avenue and Cherry Street several years ago and is to continue in phases until all the roads in Pleasant Valley are done.

Chugach Foothills Park Playground Survey

If you live close to this popular neighborhood park or spend time in it, we urge you to take the survey to guide the Chugach Foothills Park playground advisory committee.

To receive updates on this 2018  park upgrade, send e-mail to See new Chugach Foothills Park page on for more information.

Lanie Fleischer Chester Creek Trail Improvement Schedule

The Lanie Fleischer Chester Creek Trail is a four-mile long paved, multi-use trail that parallels Chester Creek from Westchester Lagoon to Goose Lake Park area. After many years, the Chester Creek Trail is getting an upgrade. Trail segments will be closed for construction starting Tuesday, May 26th through mid-October, 2015.

The link below shows the most critical segments in need of repair, sections closed for scheduled construction and detour routes throughout the upgrade process.

Campbell Airstrip Road Upgrade, Trail Improvements Update

The Municipality of Anchorage (MOA) Department of Public Works, Division of Project Management & Engineering (PM&E) has recently received funding to begin the design of Campbell Airstrip Road Upgrade and Trail Improvements, Tudor Road to Mile 0.7.

Survey and geotechnical field crews will be working along the project corridor starting in early November and finishing by early December.

Pioneer Drive Iris re-planting Sunday, September 21

Pioneer Drive Iris planting 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Sunday, September 21, at entrance to Chugach Foothills Park. We are looking for a few volunteers to plant irises rescued prior to the Pioneer Drive upgrade last May. The new beds at the edge of the park got topsoil on Friday; now the irises depend on us to get their roots into dirt before freeze-up. If you can help, just show up. Bring gloves. We’ll have hand tools or bring your own. –Michele Pamer and Jerrianne Lowther, volunteer coordinators.

Trevor Cole, Lucamaria Casagrande, Gwen Crawford; in back, Michele Pamer, Brian, Jim & Ruth Durr rescuing irises, Pioneer Drive.

Trevor Cole, Lucamaria Casagrande, Gwen Crawford; in back, Michele Pamer, Brian, Jim & Ruth Durr rescuing irises, Pioneer Drive in May.