Residents decry parkland plan

Oct 11, 2012 -- 11:17am


- ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Some residents of an Anchorage neighborhood are saying "no" to a plan to use parkland to build a new fire station. The Anchorage Fire Department is proposing using two-and-a-half acres of Rabbit Creek parkland for the fire station. The land would be taken from a nine-acre park off DeArmoun Road at Lake Otis Parkway. The Anchorage Daily News says the fire department picked the land from 23 prospective sites. The city Planning Department also supports the site. But some residents of Rabbit Creek are opposed. Resident Richard Cline has lived next door to the park for 23 years and says he assumed it was protected. The city code says parks can be converted to other uses if it serves the public.

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