Rogers Park is a neighborhood in southeast Anchorage, about 10 minutes from the downtown area. This large, primarily residential neighborhood spans nearly two square miles and is home to more than 3,700 residents. It is bounded by Seward Highway on the west, East 36th Avenue and East Northern Lights Boulevard on the south, and Lake Otis Road on the east. On the north, it is bordered by a chain of parkland, which includes Chester Creek Greenbelt Park, East Chester Park, Anchor Park, and Tikishla Park. Rogers Park is in the 99508 ZIP code area, within Anchorage County.
The Rogers Park neighborhood consists mostly of single-family homes, most of which date back to 1950-1980. Even by Anchorage’s high standards, this could be considered a rather affluent community.
Proximity to parkland is certainly a draw of the Rogers Park neighborhood. In addition to the chain of parkland that borders the community on the north, the southeast corner of the neighborhood also hosts Lake Otis, Carlson Park, and Crescent Park. Residents of this robust community clearly have no shortage of options when it comes to outdoor recreation and nature viewing.
Another feature of the Rogers Park neighborhood is its proximity to higher education. Charter College can be found within neighborhood bounds on East Northern Lights Boulevard, and the larger University of Alaska-Anchorage is just outside of community bounds to the southeast. This large public university also hosts several health care centers, including the Providence Alaska Medical Center and the Alaska Native Medical Center.
Other amenities and attractions within five miles of Rogers Park include downtown Anchorage, Northway Mall, Alaska Regional Hospital, Elmendorf Air Force Base, and Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport.