Connecting Ship Creek Trail and the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail in Downtown Anchorage
Project No. CFHWY00586
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.
The documents above were presented at the first public open house, focusing on project scoping, on August 10, 2022. The project schedule shown on the Fact Sheet has been updated as of October, 2023. As the project continues to develop, additional documents and resources will be posted here - stay tuned.
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