Our Future

Turnagain Arm Service Coalition

TASC Facts

The Partners

Girdwood Health Clinic, Inc. occupies a remodeled building that formerly served as the Girdwood Post Office.  The condition of the building is such that a full scale remodel and update is not feasible.  There is no room for expansion on the lot the clinic occupies.

Little Bears Playhouse, Inc. is a nonprofit children’s early learning center. Their current building is too small to accommodate all of the requests for childcare. A new and larger space is needed to maintain current operations as well as expand services to care for more children and accommodate a wider age range. They would also be able to expand hours of operation and offer special summer programs.

Wellness and Community Center: A new service that would provide our community with fitness rooms, weight rooms and a pool. The membership rates would pay for the maintenance of the facility (including the pool), and the rates would be affordable (less than those charged at the Hotel Alyeska).

Proposed Site

Proposed site located in the Girdwood South Town Site across from the ball field.

Potential Players: Beyond individual memberships, other organizations in our town have interest in using our facility, which would help support its cost and service even more people in Girdwood. Organizations that have stated their interest are: Four Valleys Community School, Challenge Alaska, Alyeska Ski Club, and Girdwood Fine Arts Camp.

What Progress has TASC made so far?

  • TASC was formed and formalized by a Memorandum of Agreement approved by the Girdwood Board of Supervisors.
  • The Municipality of Anchorage has evidenced support by allocating 6.8 acres of Heritage Land Bank Land in the Girdwood South Townsite Master Plan Area to this development, subject to financing.
  • The Multi-purpose building has been on both the GBOS 2013 and 2014 CIP lists.
  • Grant requests to other funding sources are being developed.
  • There have been ongoing community fundraisers and requests for community support.
  • TASC is applying to participate in The Foraker Group’s Pre-Development Program, with the sponsorship of the Rasmuson Foundation.

Donate Now!

Community nonprofit 501(c)(3) Girdwood Inc. is financial sponsor for TASC. Your tax deductible contribution in any amount by check or credit card will be gratefully accepted.

Mail donations to: Girdwood Inc.
PO Box 1102
Girdwood, AK 99587
Tax Number 77-0631498

Contact Info

Lynne’ Doran

Kathy Trautner

Joan Lower