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Delaney Park Strip

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W 9 Ave and G St
Anchorage, AK 99501
907-274-1003.
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Description:

Delaney Park
Between 9th & 10th Avenues and between A and P Streets

PARK HISTORY:

Known to the Anchorage community as the Park Strip, Delaney Park is the oldest park in the city. It was established as part of the original Anchorage township plat in 1917, and named for Major Delaney, one of the first mayors of Anchorage.

The park was originially used simply as a firebreak, but in 1922, it became The Golf Course. The community used the space both for a golf course and an airstrip. In 1929, however, Merrill Field opened so the Delaney Park airstrip was no longer necessary.

In 1954, the Parks & Recreation Department began to develop recreation facilities for a variety of activities and events, including ice skating, softball, horseshoes and later, tennis courts. In 1958, the Park Strip hosted the Alaska Statehood Celebration.

Presently, this 13 block long park is used for a variety of community events, sports and festivals year-round.

FEATURES & AMENITIES:

Two soccer fields
Six softball fields
Eight tennis courts
Two sand volleyball courts
Five horseshoe pits
Ice hockey rink and ice skating area
Winter running route around the park
Fitness center at Petes Gym
Memorial to Pope John Paul II, who visited the Park Strip in 1981
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
Victims for Justice Tree
Purple Heart Memorial
Aviation Memorial
E.G. Fenn Memorial
POW/MIA Tree
Organ and Tissue Donor Memorial
C.A. Berg Tree
R.O. Robertson Tree
Veterans' Memorial
Bandstand
Centennial Rose Garden
Parking spaces available along 10th Avenue on the park side.


RESERVATIONS:

Contact the Anchorage Parks and Recreation Department at 343-4355. The Anchorage Park Foundation does not handle reservations. Thanks for supporting Anchorage parks!

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