North Russian Jack Springs Park Playground

 Russan Jack PlaygroundAPF 2012 CHALLENGE GRANT
  • Sponsor: Anchorage School District
  • Award: $50,000

The Anchorage School District was awarded a Challenge Grant to improve North Russian Jack Springs Park in honor of Superintendent Carol Comeau’s retirement. On June 30, 2012, volunteers gathered at North Russian Jack Springs Park to work on the already existing playground and prepare the nearby area for the installation of a polar bear themed destination playground. Volunteers shoveled and raked woodchips onto the area around the playground and cleared brush from the area to improve visibility. Earlier in the summer crews removed the run down tennis courts and leveled the ground in the area. (This project also received a legislative grant in 2008 for $750,000 and in 2012 for $400,000.)


Total Project Value Including APF Grant: $57,131