Parks and Recreation

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Russian Jack Springs Park (RJSP) Master Plan Update

1000 Boniface Pkwy/1113 Pine Street/801 Pine Street/1600 Lidia Selkregg Lane (View Map)  

PROJECT OVERVIEW

​Anchorage Parks and Recreation is updating the master plan for Russian Jack Springs Park (RJSP).

The Russian Jack Springs Park Master Plan will be an update to the 1979 and 1998 RJSP master plans and will provide a 20-year vision for the future of the park.  The master plan will identify current and future needs, address issues and concerns, and establish a framework for future management, maintenance, and development of the park.

To ensure that the master plan meets the needs and expectations of the community, the Anchorage Parks and Recreation Department will be working with stakeholders, user groups, and residents throughout 2019.

ABOUT RUSSIAN JACK SPRINGS PARK

Russian Jack Springs Park is one of Anchorage's oldest and most popular parks.  Located in the heart of east Anchorage, Russian Jack Springs Park features both developed facilities and natural areas providing opportunities for year-round recreation. The park is approximately 300 acres and is divided by Debarr Road forming a north and south Russian Jack Springs Park which is connected by a paved multi-use trail.

Developed Facilities:

North RJSP features the Russian Jack and Cartee softball complex (8) and soccer fields (2), destination Polar Bear playground and skatepark, off-leash area and ski trails. 

South RJSP features a 9-hole golf course, the Lidia Selkregg chalet, the Mann Leiser municipal greenhouses, a sledding hill, outdoor learning labs, hiking, biking and ski trails. 

HOW TO GET INVOLVED

Your voice matters and you can participate in several ways.  Anchorage Parks and Recreation will be hosting public workshops starting in February 2019.  Online surveys will also be available during the planning process for members of the community to provide input.  You may also submit comments directly to the Parks and Recreation Department at the contact info provided. 

The Parks and Recreation Department will also be presenting to local community councils and working with neighborhood schools, stakeholder groups, and a citizen's advisory group.

Following public involvement and plan development, the final master plan will be submitted for approval at public hearings of the Parks and Recreation Commission and the Planning and Zoning Commission.

PROJECT TIMELINE

Winter - Fall 2019: Planning and Public Involvement

Fall 2019 - Winter 2020: Plan Development

Spring - Summer 2020: Approvals

Summer 2021:  Implementation

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Fall Open House Event

Lidia Selkregg Chalet at RJSP

September 28, 2019 (12pm-3pm)


​​​PROJECT CONTACTS

Project Manager

Steve Rafuse, MOA Parks and Recreation 

E: rafusesj@muni.org 

P: 907-343-4586

Planning Consultant

Van Le, R&M Consultants

E: VLe@rmconsult.com

P: 907-646-9659

 

PROJECT LINKS

1979 RJSP Master Plan

1998 RJSP Master Plan

Public Workshop #1 Presentation 

Online Survey Results (3/28/19)

Site Analysis and Summary of Public Input

MEETING SUMMARIES

Advisory Group Meeting #1

Advisory Group Meeting #2

Public Workshop #1