Lidia Selkregg Chalet & Russian
Jack Springs Golf Course
1600 Lidia Selkregg Ln
Recreation Supervisor: Scott O'Brien
Assistant Facility Manager:
Lidia Selkregg Chalet Hours:
|| Martin Luther King Jr. Day
|| Presidents' Day
|| Memorial Day
|| Independance Day
|| Labor Day
|| Veteran's Day
|| Christmas Eve
|| Christmas 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 -- $50/hr., 900 sq. ft., max. occupancy 75
- Lower Level Room - $20/hr.
- Alcohol Waiver -- $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, 8a-9p, for golfing and to disc golf enthusiasts. Enjoy our wide open and long fairways! Call for tee times & prices.
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, 8a-9p, for golfing and to disc golf enthusiasts. Enjoy our wide open and long fairways! Call for tee times & prices. GOLF COURSE:The Executive nine-hole golf couse features...artificial greens that play surprisingly like natural turf,
- 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.
TEE TIMES: Call the Chalet at 343-6992
GOLF & DISC GOLF FEES:
Green Fees Mon-Fri / Sat-Sun
- Adult $12 / $14
- Junior/Sr Citizen $ 8.50 / $12
- Handicap $ 8.50 / $12
- Holidays (All) $14 / $14
- Twilight* (All) $ 8.50 / $12
Golf & Disc Golf 8-Punch Pass Mon-Fri / Sat-Sun
- Adult $69 / $89
- Junior/Sr Citizen $53 / $69
- Handicap $53 / $69
NOTE: Punch pass not valid on holidays
- Single $185
- Junior/Sr Citizen $130
- Handicap $138
- Family (4 members) $265
- Add'l Family Member $ 26
HOURS: 9a-8p (Weather permitting)
*Twilight hours begin 7p through August 15 (6p afterwards)
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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