Trail Connection

Connecting Ship Creek Trail and the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail in Downtown Anchorage

Project No. CFHWY00586

Project Scope

The AMATS Downtown Trail Connection Project will connect the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail and the Ship Creek Trail in Downtown Anchorage to form a 14-mile continuous non-motorized, multi-use corridor. This over one-mile connection will complete the most high-profile missing link identified in the Anchorage Areawide Trails Plan (1997) and is supported by the MOA Non-Motorized Plan.


The Project will provide ADA compliant non-motorized access to the small boat launch and maximize utility and safety. The Downtown Trail Connection Project will go through the Municipality of Anchorage's trail review process with community involvement, Parks and Recreation Commission and approval by the Urban Design Commission.

Click here for a PDF of the Project Area Map.



August 2022

March 2023

May 2023

July 2023

Spring 2024

Open House 1: Public Scoping

Open House 2: Preferred Alternative

Parks & Recreation Commission Review

Urban Design Commission Trail Review at 65% Design

Construction anticipated to begin dependent on funding availability

More information on how to participate coming soon!