Mat-Su assembly approves improvements for coastal park
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A coastal park in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough will see major renovations next year.
Anchorage television station KTVA reports the Mat-Su Borough Assembly unanimously approved $200,000 in infrastructure improvements for Settlers Bay Coastal Park.
Plans for the 295-acre (119-hectare) park include cycling and walking trails, an access road and parking area, and a route along tidal flats.
Assemblyman Dan Mayfield says about 1,000 homes lie within a mile of the park and it’s important to establish green space.
Great Land Trust bought the property for $1.4 million and donated it to the borough. The organization also donated $50,000 to the project.
The borough matched that with an in-kind donation of labor and equipment.
Mat-Su Trails and Parks Foundation donated $100,000 to the project.
Construction is scheduled to begin in spring.