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Balto Seppala Park

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3360 Wisconsin St
Anchorage, AK
907-274-1003
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Description:

This parkland was purchased in 1978, and the Turnagain Community council held a contest to name the park. It was named Balto, or "overcoat", after Leonard Seppalas dog Balto, who was a sled dog in the teams who ran diptheria serum to Nome in the run that inspired the Iditarod Race.

In 1982, the Parks & Recreation Department worked with the community to develop a master plan for this site. In 1986, the bog area of the park was filled in by a contractor. In 1995, the Kiwanis Club of Anchorage raised money to build a playground.

Features & Amenities
~Picnic tables
~Play equipment for 2-5 year olds
~Sledding hill
~Two soccer fields
~Portable restrooms available from May through August
~The Forestry Council placed a tree demonstration project in the park to test what trees would be appropriate to plant near right-of-ways
~Wisconsin parking lot with 58 spaces
~Milky Way Drive parking lot with 43 spaces

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