Anchorage 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. The 2022 Russian Jack Springs Park Master Plan is available to view here. ​​


Winter - Fall 2019: Planning and Public Involvement
Fall 2019 – Winter 2021: Plan Development
Timeline Highlights: 

  • Spring 2021: Advisory Group provided feedback on draft Master Plan
  • Fall - Winter 2021: Present preferred concepts at Community Councils for public comment ​
  • January 2022: Public Hearing at the Parks and Recreation Commission 
  • April 2022: Public Hearing at the Planning and Zoning Commission
​Summer 2022: Implementation of Master Plan begins​


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 skate park, 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.