This Saturday: Neighbors Come Together To Improve Pop Carr Park
Park Fix-It Kicks Off Major Improvements to Local Park
JULY 18, 2014, Anchorage, AK – Volunteers are rolling up their sleeves to give Pop Carr Park some tender loving care this Saturday July 19 from 9am-12pm during a Neighborhood Park Fix-It, hosted by the Anchorage Park Foundation and Anchorage Parks and Recreation. Tools will be provided and walk-in volunteers are welcome to join in the planned park improvements.
The community-driven event will include:
- Clearing brush to improve safety and visibility near the playground and picnic shelter
- Sanding and painting park benches
- Removing graffiti from play equipment and park benches
- Cleaning up around the play area
- Sweeping paved areas and trails
- Removing litter
“This event will give a makeover to this beautiful and wooded park space,” says Beth Nordlund, Anchorage Park Foundation Executive Director. “We hope this event will remind neighbors and neighboring businesses to enjoy this park more, and get excited about the major park improvements happening in 2015.”
The park is named in memory of Bernard Joseph “Pop” Carr, father of Carrs Quality Center’s founder Larry Carr. The Carr Foundation recently announced a $50,000 pledge to the Anchorage Park Foundation for planned 2015 Pop Carr Park safety improvements. These funds join those secured by the Anchorage Park Foundation through the Rasmuson Foundation and funds granted by the Alaska State Legislature.
Representative Chris Tuck will be among the volunteers on Saturday morning. “I helped secure park improvement funds, and when volunteers do some of the work, that money goes even further,” says Rep. Tuck. “I look forward to working side by side with my neighbors to make our park a more enjoyable, safer place for families to spend time together.”
This Neighborhood Park Fix-It is part of the Anchorage Park Foundation’s summer season of park makeover days across Anchorage. For ten years, the Anchorage Park Foundation has worked alongside Anchorage Parks & Recreation and community groups to perform necessary improvements to Anchorage parks and trails.
Volunteers interested in Neighborhood Park Fix-Its can contact Mirna Estrada, EstradaM@muni.org or 907.343.4587. Saturday’s event at Pop Carr Park also welcomes drop-in volunteers. Lunch from Smokehouse BBQ will be provided for volunteers.
Pop Carr Park, Saturday July 19, 9am-12pm
4608 Kent Street (google maps)
*Park is located at corner of Tudor and Arctic Blvd. From Tudor, access main parking lot via Cambridge Way. From Arctic, access via Lancaster Drive. Additional parking may be available at Willow Crest elementary.
The Anchorage Park Foundation mobilizes public support and financial resources for Anchorage parks, trails, and recreation opportunities.