Parks and Recreation


Russian Jack Springs Park (RJSP) Master Plan Update, 2021


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


​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 the master plan met the needs and expectations of the community, the Anchorage Parks and Recreation Department worked with stakeholders, user groups, and residents. 


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. 


Winter - Fall 2019: Planning and Public Involvement

Fall 2019 - Winter 2020: Plan Development

Spring - Summer 2020: Approvals

2021 Highlights: 

  • Winter 2021: Advisory group offers feedback on master plan draft
  • Spring 2021: Public review draft of master plan available
  • Summer – Fall 2021: Seek approvals from the Parks and Recreation Commission and the Planning and Zoning Commission
  • Fall 2021: Implementation begins

How Can We Help You?

Advisory Group Meeting #4

December 5, 2019 (6-8pm)

Lidia Selkregg Chalet


Project Manager

Steve Rafuse, MOA Parks and Recreation 


P: 907-343-4586

Planning Consultant

Van Le, R&M Consultants


P: 907-646-9659



Public Workshop #1 Presentation 

Online Survey Results (3/28/19)

Site Analysis and Summary of Public Input


Advisory Group Meeting #1

Advisory Group Meeting #2

Public Workshop #1

​Open House #2​