Sand Lake Park Receives Neighborhood Care
ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Saturday July 7, 9am-noon, 2012 –Volunteers are taking ownership of city parks this summer, improving Sand Lake Park this weekend at 3886 Caravelle Drive. Please park at Sand Lake Elementary School.
Volunteers from the neighborhood, the Anchorage Rowing Association, Target Muldoon, and Toastmasters will come together to improve this well-loved park. Planned work includes installing two new picnic tables, and removing hazardous trees and unwanted vegetation.
This week the Youth Employment in Parks (YEP!) crews installed a light-penetrating boardwalk at Sand Lake Park.
Neighbor Nina Brudie says, “I love this little neighborhood park and am really happy to make a difference in a park so close to my home.”
The Alaska State Legislature and the Rasmuson Foundation funded improvements to Sand Lake Park, and a group of engaged neighbors set the priorities for the revitalized space options. Neighbors involved in the Very Important Park (VIP) committee, and Alaska State Legislators representing the Sand Lake district are invited to attend the event on Saturday.
This is the sixth Neighbor-Powered Park Fix-it hosted by the Anchorage Park Foundation and the Anchorage Parks and Recreation Department. “We are building community one neighborhood at a time,” says Beth Nordlund, APF Executive Director. One more Neighborhood Park Fix-it is scheduled this summer – Shady Birch Park July 14.