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2022 Challenge Grant Celebration- Join Us!

On May 13, park and trail volunteers from across Anchorage will come together at Cuddy Park to celebrate the latest round of Community Challenge Grants offered by Anchorage Park Foundation, Rasmuson Foundation and Anchorage Parks and Recreation.

Successful applicants share their love for close-to-home outdoor recreation spaces by rolling up their sleeves to pull weeds, dig holes, plant trees, build trails and facilities, and creatively and passionately put in the time to improve our community. Landscape architects are responsible for helping to design many of the most iconic of these volunteer park projects in Anchorage. Some of the best contributions connect public trails and parks to nearby schools. Award-winning designs include outdoor learning areas at Sand Lake and Russian Jack Springs Park, to name a few.

This is the seventh round of grants offered by the Foundation since the Alaska Chapter of ASLA joined with partners to offer hundreds of hours of expertise to help applicants make their best case for funding. Since its inception in 2005, APF and its volunteer board of directors has awarded $2 million in funding to 120 projects that have leveraged nearly $5 million in cash and volunteer match to improve Anchorage parks and trails. This year we add 15 more, and we are so grateful to the volunteers, landscape architects and community partners who have helped make this labor of love possible. Thank you.

Submission by:

Diana Rhoades

Director of Community Engagement

Direct 907.249. 6652 Mobile 520.982.4178

Working Together to Improve the Parks and Trails You Love!


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