Delaney Park Strip
Delaney Park Strip
3.5
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6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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Anchorage's first airstrip is now a recreational park.
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CrankingChick
Tucson, AZ7,872 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Couples
This city park in downtown Anchorage was once an airstrip and a golf course. Now it is a pleasant open green space that is one block wide (between 9th and 10th Streets) and 13 blocks long (between A and P Streets). The park is frequently used for events and festivals, and there is a lot to do if you want to get outside and relax. There are sidewalks with benches for walking, and sports facilities for soccer, tennis, softball, volleyball, horseshoe pitching, hockey and ice skating. There are several points of interest and memorials throughout the park, including a steam locomotive display (corner W 9th & E St.), Veterans Memorial (I St.), Rose Garden (N St.), Martin Luther King Memorial (L St.) and Pope John Paul II Memorial (N St.). City mascot Star the Reindeer can be seen in her habitat across the street from the park on the corner of W. 10th and I Streets, or sometimes she is out for a stroll in the park with her handler. There are picnic tables scattered throughout the park. Restrooms are portable toilets. Parking is available along W. 10th Street. Handicap access is good, though access to the Rose Garden is not paved. We visited on a Saturday morning and the park was mostly empty. Our favorite features were the locomotive, rose garden and Star. We did see a couple of vagrants but we were not approached.
Written August 15, 2016
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mallen70
Rosharon, TX135 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
The western end of the Delaney Park strip was the start and finish location of the Mayor's Marathon/Half Marathon, so I made it a point to walk the length of the strip. It is definitely long but has a lot of grassy areas where you could see soccer and rugby games going on along with some nice monuments.
Written July 7, 2021
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Mike P
Anchorage, AK1,798 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Solo
This is a long skinny park. It is one block wide and 4 to 5 blocks long. There is not a lot of shade or picnic tables and there are only a couple out houses for restroom facilities. It is a “activity park“, as it has ballfields, basketball courts,horseshoe pits, tennis courts, volleyball courts, a soccer/rugby/football field and several memorials highlighting historical events and significant people.
Written May 18, 2021
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CrowdAvoidance
Anchorage138 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017
This is the 13-block-long, one-block-wide park strip that runs between 8th and 9th in downtown Anchorage. In the summer, the 4th of July parade route circles it, and the strip is filled with food vendors, live music and attractions. Soccer teams practice, people use the tennis courts, fly kites, take lunchtime walks, play softball, and lay on the grass, soaking up the summer sun. Of course, this being downtown Anchorage, sometimes the people laying on the grass have been soaking up cheap alcohol as well. That's the downside to the park. Benches are often occupied by oh well let's just say not tourists or families or downtown office workers. But...there are some nice monuments to look at, and a beautiful rose garden if you walk far to the west end of the strip. In the winter during Fur Rondy and the Iditarod, you can take a ride on a dogsled. A man keeps a pet reindeer in a pen in his yard at the far west end; sometimes you will see him walking it in the park. The park is surrounded by a really wonderful residential neighborhood of tree-lined streets to the south and west, churches, discreet B&Bs with no signage. An elementary school marks the eastern end of the strip. To the north are restaurants, shops, offices. Like Anchorage itself, it's a quirky place with community flavor.
Written January 7, 2017
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Engletina K
West Lafayette, IN81 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2013 • Family
The day I was born, my mother tells me there was cheering all up and down the Park Strip--not for me, personally, but this used to be a place where there was enough room downtown for an outdoor gathering, weddings, a place to rally, and celebrate. On June 30 1958, Congress had just voted to make the Alaska Territory the 49th State of USA. As a toddler, a day at the Park Strip was a special outing, with play equipment and a real locomotive engine car for children to climb, play, and imagine. Many a family picnic was held here in the summer, pick-up baseball games (don't think that the Glacier Pilots played here, though!), and during the week local office-workers headed here on their lunch hour.

There were magnificent rose gardens on the Strip, and breezes from the coast wafted the smell of roses and the sea. Because of the greenery of Anchorage, whether the dark blue-green and brownish green of black spruce in winter to bright almost neon green of Alaskan daisy and nasturtium leaves, against the greening mist of birch and willow, and shiny berrybush leaves at winter season change, Alaskans cannot get enough of the short flower blooming times. Flowers are planted all over town, transplanted to city sidewalk planters from greenhouses and do exceptionally well in the coastal climate. Reds, purples, pinks in the jungle greenery of summer gone amok.

There might not be much in the Park Strip in the way of fancy accoutrements, a drinking fountain here and there with the best-tasting water in the whole world, and benches to observe life's passages of small children, guests from the Pioneer's Home, hanging out waiting for the daily trip on the People Mover north on the Glenn Highway, exercise areas for tai-chi, bike paths, and benches for sitting to read a book or contemplate. It's a park downtown, extension of the indoor buildings surrounding it.
Written October 3, 2013
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karlsie
Chugiak, AK21 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2012
There isn't much to say except it's entirely urbanized, with token flower baskets in the spring. For some reason, Anchorage gets these urges to imitate San Francisco instead of developing its own rustic colors, and Delaney is one of those imitations.
Written December 28, 2012
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Marie A
Mesa, AZ81 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
A wonderful park to fly a kite or have a nice picinc, there is plenty of space for just about anything.
Written December 30, 2011
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Terry S
32 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
I was disappointed that this is basically a long strip of nothing. There is one block of memorials but otherwise not even a play ground or shelter or benches
Written July 20, 2022
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Mike P
Anchorage, AK1,798 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Solo
This is a park that is one block wide and several blocks long. There is a lot of wide open grassy area, Ball Fields, tennis and basketball courts, limited picnic tables and benches and very little shade.
Written August 27, 2020
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Barbara S
392 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
This park is a beautiful park with several monuments in it and it has a great deal of history. It is not as large as the Mall in Washington, D.C., but it reminds me of that park. It is long and has a sidewalk around it. It is a very good place to walk. Enjoyed my walks around this park and the monuments.
Written August 5, 2019
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