Through our term contract with the Anchorage Park Foundation, we provided public outreach, planning and design services for the completion of the Lyn Ary Park Master Plan. The public consultation strategy included a combination of Community Advisory Group and Community Council meetings, providing a presence at the Turnagain Community Barbecue, and use of online surveys and a blog ( to elicit input and keep people informed. In addition to providing typical Master Plan guidance for development and operations, the document was used to record other information important to the community. This included a narrative history of the park, and historic photos relating to the original Lyn Ary Homestead and Muktuk Marston. This allowed the final product to not only provide park planning and development guidance, but to also record some less tangible aspects that make the park special to its community of loyal users.