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Volunteer to Clean Up Mountain View's Davis Park on Saturday May 10

Neighborhood Fix-It Kicks Off Season of Park Improvements Across Anchorage

MAY 9, 2014, Anchorage, AK – Volunteers are rolling up their sleeves to give Mountain View’s Davis Park some tender loving care on Saturday May 10 from 9am-12pm.
This Neighborhood Park Fix-It in Davis Park kicks off the Anchorage Park Foundation’s summer season of park makeover days planned across Anchorage.

Davis Park and its immediate neighbor Mountain View Lions Park are well-used by the community, with three rugby fields, ultimate Frisbee fields, a baseball field, basketball court, a community garden, and picnic areas.

Representative Geran Tarr and Anchorage Parks and Recreation visited the park this week to identify improvements. “We looked for meaningful projects for volunteers, that in three just hours would change the face of the park from tired or worn into welcoming and fresh,” offered Rep. Tarr. The work planned to spruce up the park Saturday for increased summer use includes removing trash along the trail and in forested areas along the park, painting bollards, and sanding and painting the entrance sign.

“More than 50 people have signed up to help clean up Davis Park already. It’s an inspiring start to a summer full of volunteer-driven and neighbor-powered park improvements,” said Beth Nordlund, Executive Director of the Anchorage Park Foundation. 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 Davis Park also welcomes drop-in volunteers.

Davis Park, Saturday May 10, 9am-12pm, 5081 Mountain View Drive

  • Volunteers are meeting at the Mountain View Lion’s Park parking lot at 501 North Pine Street, by the Lion’s Den.

The Anchorage Park Foundation mobilizes public support and financial resources for Anchorage parks, trails, and recreation opportunities.

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