2021 Quality of Life Fund Projects

Quality of Life projects are special projects funded by Aurora Military Housing and JBER to improve community features and amenities across the installation.

Update (8/23/21): Due to manufacturing and shipping delays, it is unlikely the Fireweed playground materials will arrive in time for a 2021 install. It is now scheduled for Spring 2022 installation.

JBER-R (Independence) Skate Park

Estimated Completion September 2021

Location Dyea and 5th, JBER-R

This popular request is an Aurora first. The skate park will measure at 4586 SF and contain multiple seating areas, quarter pipes, a 10′ flat rail, 12′ and 16′; concrete ledge, stair, a Euro gap, and 9′ handrail.

Silver Run Playground

Estimated Completion Completed

Location Ward Loop (near community garden), JBER-E

This unique 2352 SF playground includes contemporary equipment that pays homage to the great state of Alaska.

Silver Run Community Garden

Completed September 2020

Location Ward Loop (Near bldg 3772), JBER-E

Parking Lot Estimated Completion: September 2021

The community garden was completed last year, however a new parking lot will be constructed, allowing for easy access to both the playground and garden.

Silver Run Community Center Indoor Playground

Completed April 2021

Location Silver Run Community Center

This indoor playground mirrors similar playgrounds at the Richardson and Moose Crossing Community Centers.

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Houston Community Garden

Estimated Completion September 2021

This community garden adds 50 new garden plots to the west side of JBER-E. We anticipate reservations will be available in CY 2022.

Fireweed Theme Park

Estimated Completion June 2022*

Location Akutan and Sixth, JBER-R

This 5400 SF Enchanted Forest theme park will be one of our largest playgrounds. The bright colors and blend of contemporary and classic equipment designs will be sure to entertain children of all ages.

A note on vandalism and maintenance

Over the past two years we’ve observed a notable increase in vandalism, with playgrounds being the primary target. Please help us maintain these community assets by supervising children and reporting suspicious activity to Security Forces. Additionally, if you observe damage to a playground or an unaddressed hazard, please contact our maintenance line at 907-753-1091 or submit a request electronically via Rentcafe.

Something missing?

The mayor’s council plays a large role in bringing community requests to the attention of our team and JBER leadership. Reaching out to your mayor is a great way to turn ideas into reality.