Lidia Selkregg Chalet & Russian
Jack Springs Golf Course
Lidia Selkregg Chalet Hours:
Golf Course Hours
(Closed for the Season)
||New Years Eve
||New Years Day
||Martin Luther King Jr. Day
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 availble December-March. Call Margaret Timmerman at 343-4217 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, the Girl Scouts Day Camp, 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.
- 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
- Before normal operating hours fee -- $30/hr (Regular rates plus $30/hr)
- After normal operating hours fee -- $60/hr.(Regular rates plus $60/hr)
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!
NEW for 2016. The disc golf baskets have been removed from the Russian Jack Golf Course. We are working to build a new course at Davis Park.
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:
Golf Season Pass
- 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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