Friends of the Koponen Homestead is a 501c(3) non-profit established to support the natural and trails features of the undeveloped portion of Koponen Homestead in Fairbanks, Alaska.

The Koponen family has long welcomed the non-motorized recreational use of their undeveloped property, which is replete with horse, walking, and farm trails. With the development of the residential portion of Koponen Homestead, the family wanted to enhance and include logical connectivities to the trail system. A trails grant was applied for and has begun construction of an additional 1.5 mile expansion of the east-west connectivity for use by local residents. Work is scheduled during the summer of 2016.

This Alaska Recreational Trail Program grant is administered by the Alaska Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation with funding derived from Federal highway fuel tax. Additional funds and labor are being donated by the Koponen family and folks like you.

    Use or are interested in using the trail system
    Have questions about the trail system
    Want to help with this project
    Want to help with trail grooming or general maintenance of the trail system

Contact either President Mark Harriger at 479-5449, Secretary-Treasurer Chena Newman at 907-488-2001 or email