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Bob and Arlene Cross Park

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11600 Birch Road
Anchorage, AK
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In 1955 this property was deeded to Hilltop Youth by Bob and Arlene Cross to be used for recreation by the Hillside Community. The Hilltop Youth organization was incorporated to manage the property at this time.

The park was developed by the community with three Quonset huts that became the social center for the Huffman, Birch & OMalley Road areas. In 1995 the land was donated by Hilltop Youth to the Municipality of Anchorage. The neighborhood held a large work party to make the park a usable space again. Forty people worked to restore the horse arena and brush out the park. In 1996 a master plan was developed and the municipality made a $150,000 grant to develop the park. Also, in 1996 the community received an Arbor Day grant to plant trees in the park. In 2003 play equipment and birdhouses were installed. In 2006, the park's name was changed to honor the Cross Family for their contribution to Anchorage parks.

Features & Amenities
~Accessible play equipment for 2-5 year olds
~Picnic table and benches
~Multi-use field and trail
~Play court with basketball hoops
~Horse-riding ring
~Parking lot with 6 spaces

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