Parks and Recreation

Lidia Selkregg Chalet &

Russian Jack Springs Golf Course

Operating Hours

Lidia Selkregg Chalet and Golf Course Hours

12 pm - 8 pm Monday-Saturday
12 pm - 5 pm Sunday

Holiday Hours/Closures:
February 17         President's Day        Closed 
March 30 Seward's Day  Closed 
May 25 Memorial Day Closed 
June 20 Special Event  Closed 
July 4  Independence Day      Closed 
September 7  Labor Day  Closed 
November 11  Veteran's Day Closed 

Parks & Recreation offers two facilities to rent for indoor functions surrounded by spacious parks and trails, Lidia Selkregg Chalet and Kincaid Outdoor Center. Year-round activities could include meetings, parties, weddings, receptions, seminars and special events. For rental information, contact Selkregg Chalet staff at 343-6992. 

Ski lessons for children and adults are available December-March. Call the Selkregg Chalet at 343-6992 for more information.

Northeast Parks & Recreation Facilities:

Selkregg Chalet is situated within the 300 acre park, one of the oldest city parks transferred from BLM in 1948. Other facilities located in the park include the Mann Leiser Memorial Greenhouse within the Municipal Greenhouse Complex, Cartee and RJS Softball Complexes, soccer fields, tennis courts, picnic/playground areas laced with nine miles of bike/ski trails.

The park has a colorful history. Jacob Marunenko, a Russian immigrant who arrived in 1915 homesteaded the location of the park in the early 1930’s. He became known as Jake Marchin or "Russian Jack". During World War II, the army needed expansion areas. The homestead reverted back to the federal government control. Later in 1948 it was given to the city with intent to be a park. In the interim, the area of the greenhouse and golf course became a minimum security prison farm for APD housing inmates who committed minor offences involving alcohol. The "Prison Farm" was known for its vegetables, particularly cabbages and potatoes grown there until the early 60’s. It was also the city’s water source in case of an emergency. With demands for recreation growing the prison farm was moved in 1968 and is now known as the Clithrow Center.

The park chalet, like many facilities in the park system, leads a double role. In the winter the Chalet serves as a meeting place for ski classes, Junior Nordic League and Ski Patrol, and is a warm up lodge for the sledders and skiers as well as rental space for weddings and parties. In the summer, the chalet becomes the club house for the 9 hole golf course, hosting weddings and parties, with the ski trails turning into trails used for biking, walking, jogging and special events.

Room Rentals:

  • Main Room (includes small kitchenette)-- $50/hr., 900 sq. ft., max. occupancy --56 seated/123 standing 
  • Lower Level Room - $20/hr., max. occupancy --20
  • Alcohol Waiver (beer/wine only) -- $264 waiver fee + room rental  

To apply for a rental, forward a facility permit request/letter of intent to Parks & Recreation, Attn: Lidia Selkregg Chalet, P.O. Box 196650, Anchorage, AK 99519-6650 or fax requests to 332-1676. For requests that include alcohol, an Alcohol Waiver must be submitted as well. See the Parks & Recreation fee schedule for an indepth listing.

Russian Jack Springs Golf Course

The Russian Jack Golf Course typically opens for the season early May and runs thru early October (weather permitting) and is open 7 days a week for golfing. Enjoy our wide open and long fairways!

The Executive nine-hole golf couse features:
  • Artificial greens
  • Wooded fairways that block out the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Beautiful scenery that includes the peaks of the Chugach and Alaska ranges, plus the surrounding greenery and city skyline
  • Comfortable chalet for between rounds relaxation
  • Surrounding attractions such as the municipal greenhouse, natural springs, bike trails and picnic areas
  • Golf clubs and pull carts available for rental.  

TEE TIMES: Call the Chalet at 343-6992

Golf Green Fees:
  • Individual                   $8 

Golf Season Pass

  • Individual                  $150   


  • Pull Golf Carts           $5
    Golf Clubs                 $7

*Course opening is dependent upon the variable Alaskan weather conditions. It is recommended that golfers call the Chalet to check on course conditions.

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Contact Info

1600 Lidia Selkregg Ln
Phone: 343-6992 Fax: 332-1676

Mailing Address:
PO Box 196650
Anchorage, AK 99519

Facility Supervisor: 
Denali Kamahele 

Facility Superintendent:
Cathy Janigo