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.

Scenic Foothills Community Council Meeting November 2

Scenic Foothills Community Council (SFCC) will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, November 2nd, in the auditorium at Wayland Baptist University, 7801 East 32nd Avenue. Access via Old Muldoon Road off 36th Avenue, west of Muldoon Road.

Please come! We have plenty of room and everyone is welcome. See the paragraph above  this notice for links to the agenda and the newsletter with more information.

Scenic Foothills Community Council Meeting October 5th

Mayor Ethan Berkowitz arrived unannounced at our Scenic Foothills Community Council  October 5th. The Municipality of Anchorage had hatched a plan to move 120 diesel school buses next to Totem Theatre onto land reserved for an elementary school in our quiet, residential neighborhood – a big health and safety issue for us.

What were they thinking?

We had quickly organized protests on social media, sent e-mails and letters, made lots of phone calls to public officials and testified at public meetings, to which most of us hadn’t officially been invited. It worked. Our Scenic Foothills neighborhood was saved.

The mayor came to our community council meeting to tell us they had heard us and would make a different plan. SFCC President Jamie Lang invited the mayor to share a piece of “no bus barn” cake that one of our neighbors had brought to the meeting. He did. Way to go, neighbors! You rock!

Mayor Withdraws Plans for 120 school buses beside Totem Theatre

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Chanshtnu Muldoon Park named, Phase 2 funded

It’s official! The Anchorage Assembly approved a name – Chanshtnu Muldoon Park – for our community park July 25, 2017. Chanshtnu (pronounced CHANSH-nu), meaning “grass creek,” is the Dena’ina word for Chester Creek, which winds through the park at 1301 Muldoon Road.

The U.S. Department of the Interior and the National Park Service announced a grant of $750,000 to the city toward development of Phase 2 of the park last week in July. Map: Continue reading