Representative Geran Tarr

AUGUST 19, 2016  Share on Facebook

Russian Jack Community Picnic, Skate Park Ribbon-Cutting & Community Council Meetings

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

This Sunday, August 28th, I hope to see you at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new skate park located at the Polar Bear Park! In 2012, the Anchorage Park Foundation received a $250,000 State Legislative Grant for the project and began working closely with northeast residents to identify an appropriate site for the new skate park. Construction began this June and concluded at the beginning of August.  The new skate park has quickly become the popular new skateboarding hub. I am proud to say that the Russian Jack Community Council was a strong champion for the new skateboarding facility. They are excited that North Russian Jack Springs Park will continue to promote healthy lifestyles and activities, as well as serve as a venue to encourage youth to safely pursue their interests. I hope you can make it, and don’t forget your skateboards!

Polar Bear Park in Russian Jack.
Polar Bear Park in Russian Jack.

Skatepark Ribbon Cutting


In addition, there will be the annual Russian Jack Community picnic that starts at 11:00 am and will go until 2:00 pm.  The picnic will include free food, door prizes (including helmets!), face painting, yoga, Tastee Freez, and other family activities.  As Anchorage’s first in-ground, concrete skate park, this project represents a significant step towards modernizing available skateboarding facilities in Alaska.

When: Sunday, August 28th, 11am-2pm, Ribbon cutting at 12pm

Where: North Russian Jack Springs Park, 801 Pine Street

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Community Council Meetings Have Begun!

It’s that time of year again when the leaves start to change colors, temperatures drop, and community councils start meeting up.  Below you can click on your area to see information and scheduling of respective community council meetings:

Advocating for school remodelAdvocating for school remodelAirport Heights -  The Airport Heights Community Council meets the 3rd Thursday of every month at 7:00 pm in the Airport Heights Elementary school library. The school library can be accessed through the front door and turn left and go to the last door on the left.

Mountain View -  The Mountain View Community Council meets the 2nd Monday of every month, at 7:00 pm at the Mountain View Community Center, 315 Price Street (Boys & Girls Club, downstairs).

Airpot Heights Ribbon CuttingRussian Jack -  The Russian Jack Community Council meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month (except July and August) at the Wonder Park Elementary School. Meetings start at 6:30 p.m.




signed: Geran Tarr
Representative Geran Tarr


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