Welcome to the Bear Tracks Park 
Neighborhood Park in Bear Valley



Bear Tracks Park is a 1-acre natural setting day-use park located at the corner of Nickleen St. & Francesca Dr. There is a two-vehicle parking area, natural trails within the park and a bench to enjoy your surroundings.


As with any volunteer-run park there is a need for volunteers to assist with 

  • picking up litter and debris one time per month.

  • reporting the volunteer activites and hours to BV Parks & Trail coordinator. This helps us with matching grants for future funding.

  • notifying the Bear Valley Parks & Trail coordinator of any safety or maintenance concerns so that we can work with Parks & Recreation to remedy them.




Between 2008 and 2009 the Bear Valley Community Council worked on petitioning the Municipality of Anchorage to name a location on the corner of Francesca Drive and Nickleen Street as Bear Tracks Park. The Anchorage Assembly approved this petition on January 20, 2009. The park was formally adopted by the BVCC on March 13, 2009. 



  • May 14, 2008: BVCC Resolution to develop and name "unnamed park" as Bear Tracks Park

  • October 14, 2008: MOA Assembly Memorandum No. AM 637-2008 Request to Name Parcel in Bear Valley as "Bear Tracks Park"

  • November 4, 2008: MOA Parks & Recreation Memorandum PRC 08-68 Request to Name Park as "Bear Tracks Park"

  • November 13, 2008: MOA Parks & Recreation Commission Resolution No. 2008-68 in Support of Naming Certain Park Property "Bear Tracks Park"

  • November 18, 2008: Citizens Panel Recommendation Letter to Anchorage Assembly Endorsing Name

  • January 20, 2009: MOA Assembly passed Resolution to Name Parcel as "Bear Tracks Park"






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