This morning, NYC Parks celebrated the Parks Without Borders’ milestone $5.9 million reconstruction of Seward Park, which now features new pavements and curbs, benches and tables, a storytelling alcove, fitness equipment, lighting, plants and lower fences. Seward Park is home of a bronze statue of Togo, the hero sled dog who inspired the Disney+ original movie “Togo.”

Disney+ worked with NYC Parks to install a plaque alongside the statue to honor the famous dog who trekked more than 260 miles to help deliver life-saving serum to children in Nome, Alaska.

Here are some photos from the event:

 

“Togo” is the untold true story set in the winter of 1925 that takes you across the treacherous terrain of the Alaskan tundra for an exhilarating and uplifting adventure that will test the strength, courage and determination of one man, Leonhard Seppala, and his lead sled dog, Togo.

Togo stars Willem Dafoe and is available now on Disney+.

 

What do you think of this Togo statue?





Roger Palmer

Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom. Email: Roger@WhatsOnDisneyPlus.com Twitter: Twitter.com/RogPalmerUK Facebook: Facebook.com/rogpalmeruk

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  1. Tony Moore January 20, 2020

    The statue of Togo needs to be as big, if not bigger than the Salto statue for the work he did.

    1. Tony Moore January 20, 2020

      *Balto

  2. SeaWolf January 26, 2020

    It would be really nice if Disney helped to preserve the Seppala home in Nome Alaska. You can look it up on Google and there's a website set up for it. They are trying to save the house as it is important to history there. Leonhard Seppala did a lot more than contribute hugely to the serum run. He also had a enormous part in saving the Siberian Husky as a breed. Come on Disney, spend a little more money than a bronze plaque. Donate some money to help save that home where your story and Togo originated.