Willowdell Arch

A 19th-century creation of sandstone and brick, Willowdell Arch is located at the East Drive between the Mall and Fifth Avenue.

The path leads visitors to the bronze statue honoring Alaska’s heroic sled dog Balto. Willowdell, with its old-fashioned wooden railings, features rusticated voussoirs, or wedge-shaped stones, and bench seating within the underpass. The center niche once housed a fountain for mothers to stop and rest with their children.