Healthy

Downtown’s Healthy Mission!

 

This fall, Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. is working to bring healthy into downtown! Anchorage has countless bike paths, hiking and running trails, and parks, right out the door. Did you know you can cross country ski to downtown from Kincaid State Park? Or that you can bike on paved paths all the way from the hillside to downtown? Not to mention, just on the doorstep of Downtown, you can find Elderberry Park and Delaney Park Strip with soccer fields, beach volleyball and tennis courts, horseshoes, a hockey ice rink and more! The Downtown Partnership will be working this fall to highlight some of the healthy opportunities that already exist here, and hopefully uncovering new and exciting ideas for both residents and visitors alike.

About Rosie: Anchorage Downtown Partnership’s own Olympic Hopeful 

Part of our mission to bring healthy into downtown comes from a new member of our team: Rosie Frankowski. Rosie ran 144 Activities in Town Square Park, working with Anchorage Parks & Recreation to activate the park space with recreational activities. She also cross country ski races for APU Nordic Ski Center and is a 2018 Olympic hopeful, training to qualify for PyeongChang. You can learn more about Rosie here.

One aspect of qualifying for the Olympics is having the right support behind you. The cost of participating in Olympic Qualifying competitions November through January is expensive. Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. is partnering with Rosie this fall to raise funds through crowdfunding, on Rallyme, to help cover her early season costs.

Help Rosie reach her goal of qualifying for the Olympics!


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ADP Safety Ambassador Saves a Life

Michael Horvatin, Anchorage Downtown Partnership Safety Supervisor

Michael Horvatin, Anchorage Downtown Partnership Safety Supervisor

On Saturday, August 12th around 10:30am the Holy Family Cathedral in downtown Anchorage was holding Friars’ Fest, their annual end of summer celebration for parishioners and the community at large. Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. was involved by providing event equipment rentals such as tents, stages, and other needed items. Michael Horvatin, Anchorage Downtown Partnership’s Safety Supervisor walked a sandwich board over to Holy Family Cathedral as it was needed for signage for the event.

He was in the right place at the right time.


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Shop, Eat & Play Downtown!

Our Downtown is made up of local businesses; it’s what makes Downtown Anchorage unique to any other city in the world. Shopping at our local, downtown stores supports the local economy and positively impacts our community. Every small business owner is willing to work with YOU, so the next time you are looking to shop, eat or play in Downtown Anchorage, make the right choice to work with them!

Sponsor a Trash Can in Downtown!

Help adorn our city by sponsoring a NEW Trash Can in downtown Anchorage! We are looking for sponsors to help pay for the decoration and upkeep of each container for a total of 2 years. We have the ability to take each artist’s work or photography and create a wrap that can be replaced if tarnished or destroyed. Each Trash Can will showcase your very own artwork or support the work of a local artist! Decorating each can will help beautify the sidewalks of Downtown Anchorage and showcase our city in a unique way. We look forward to working with you! Read more to view the sponsorship packet.
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City Of Lights

Get ready to hang those LED lights now! Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd., AEDC Live. Work. Play. Initiative, ACDA and Anchorage Chamber of Commerce are joining forces with downtown businesses to bring back the annual Anchorage City of Lights program. Read more on how you can get involved!
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SAFETY FIRST

Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. and EasyPark have combined forces to launch a new and enhanced clean and safe program for downtown Anchorage. This program calledSafety Firstis a strategic approach to improve public safety in Downtown Anchorage and to maximize the security resources in Downtown Anchorage. The “Safety First” program features calling or texting the number (907) 297-4471 for all safety and clean services in Downtown Anchorage.


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Anchorage Cares Initiative

An all-volunteer group dedicated to issues of community safety has introduced the Anchorage Cares program, aimed at reducing panhandling on Anchorage streets. Through Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd, the Anchorage Economic Development Corp.’s Live. Work. Play. initiative, the Municipality of Anchorage, and Anchorage Community Development Authority, the program encourages Anchorage residents to resist the urge of handing money to panhandlers and instead donate directly to homeless service organizations.
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Get Your ICE MELT Here!

That’s Right! We are selling ice melt for a price you can’t beat: $12.95 a bag! What’s the best part? We deliver right to your door in Downtown Anchorage. What’s better than that??
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Painting A Brighter Tomorrow

Does your business front need a facelift? How about that alleyway behind you? We are starting facade improvements in Downtown Anchorage, so let us know that you want to participate!

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Event Rentals

Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. owns an inventory of tents, stages, tables, chairs, bubble machines, an inflatable kayak pool and more, all of which are available to rent for your next special event.
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Contract Snow Removal Services

If you need additional snow removal services above and beyond just your sidewalks, Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. (ADP) can help! Get information here on our winter contract services, to check out our brochure or know who to contact.
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Downtown Advisory Group

Led by former mayors Tony Knowles & Rick Mystrom, the Downtown Advisory Group (DAG) was a voluntary coalition of downtown businesses, property owners, organizations, and other stakeholders who came together to collaboratively identify challenges and opportunities facing the community and to identify recommendations on how to address these challenges for the incoming Berkowitz administration.
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Summer Greeter Program

In 2005, downtown business owners expressed concerns to Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. about the availability of tour bus loading & unloading locations within downtown. To address their concerns — concerns shared by tour company operators as well — ADP worked with the Municipality and Anchorage Community Development Authority to create additional tour bus loading & unloading locations along 4th Avenue where visitors could get off the motorcoaches to spend 2-4 hours in downtown Anchorage.
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Downtown Walking Tour with Anchorage Mayors

The Alaska Channel and Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. have together a self-guided walking tour like no other! Imagine hearing stories about different downtown landmarks from past and current leaders of our city! This audio tour — which is available as part of the FREE Alaska App available on iTunes — is both entertaining and educational.
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4th Avenue Theatre mural project

The 4th Avenue Theatre is the iconic downtown building, located in the heart of historic 4th Avenue. The Theatre currently lacks a tenant and fell victim to vandalism over the past winter. In order to help put a brighter face on this icon of downtown until a new tenant can be found for the building, Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. worked with local photographers and the University of Alaska to compile historic photos of the Theatre and 4th Avenue that could be blown up into larger than life murals covering the previously boarded-up doors and windows.
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