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Join Olympic Gold Medalist Scott Hamilton and Raise Money for Cancer Research

Starting now, join local skaters to Sk8 to Elimin8 Cancer™ and help raise money for cancer research through the Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation (CARES) and Juneau's Cancer Connection. Figure skating and Olympic gold medalist Scott Hamilton has partnered with CBJ Parks & Recreation's Treadwell Arena for a peer-to-peer fundraising effort to support CARES Foundation's research and Cancer Connection, a grassroots non-profit organization working to assist Alaskans living with cancer.

We'll celebrate our success with a fun-filled weekend of special events September 29 – October 1, including a Remembrance Walk, 3 v 3 youth hockey, adult pond hockey, open skate, and a skating show featuring local and elite skaters emceed by Scott Hamilton. Everyone in Juneau—skater or not—is invited to take part and join a community-wide effort to make a difference for those living with cancer.

Field House Winter Track Hours Begin October 2

The Dimond Park Field House track will operate on winter hours beginning Monday, October 2.

  • Mon - Fri:        9 a.m. – 1 p.m., 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Saturday:         9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Sunday:           11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

The Field House is closed on holidays. The track is occasionally closed to the public for private rentals; to see a complete calendar, visit the Field House website.

Hank Harmon Public Range Closed October 7 9 A.M. – 12 P.M. for Cleanup

The Hank Harmon Public Range (HHPR) will be closed on Saturday, October 7 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for its biannual range cleanup day. The public is welcome to join the cleanup effort. HHPR will reopen at 12 p.m.

If you have any questions, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (907) 586-5226 Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Public Meeting | Steelhead Park

CBJ Parks & Recreation and Corvus Design will host an informal public meeting regarding improvements to Steelhead Park on Saturday, October 7 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Drop by the park for free barbecue, games, prizes, and the chance to provide input on park and playground improvements. This is a great opportunity to share what you like about the park and what you'd like to see changed or improved.

Zach Gordon Youth Center Closed October 9 - November 8

The Zach Gordon Youth Center will be closed from Monday, October 9 through Wednesday, November 8 while a boiler is replaced. ZGYC will reopen to the public on November 9.

BAM afterschool programs will continue throughout the closure, and ZGYC staff will be available to check in with youth, provide food and other resources, and facilitate some activities.

The Shéiyi X̱aat Hit youth shelter will remain open 24 hours a day.

Follow ZGYC on Facebook to stay up to date on off-site activities and special events and visit the ZGYC website for information about supportive services and resources.

Speed Skating Clinics | First Session Free!

Treadwell Arena is offering drop-in speed skating all season. Sessions are one-hour in length every other Sunday at 2:45 p.m. with instruction provided by Michael Keye-Schuler and Andrew Dyke. Participants can register online in advance, or simply drop-in. Each session costs $15 +tax and the first session on October 8 is free. Skaters must be 12+ with intermediate skating skills (must be able to skate comfortably without assistance and perform a snowplow stop). Layered, warm and movable clothing, gloves, and helmets are required. Short track speed skates will be provided and are first come first served.

Fall Swim Lessons

Dimond Park Aquatic Center will offer several swim lesson sessions this fall for preschool & youth age groups. Each session lasts five weeks with eight lessons in total. Lessons are thirty minutes long and take place Monday and Wednesday evenings. Classes are offered between 3 p.m. and 6:20 p.m.; see the registration portal for a detailed schedule.

  • Session 1: October 2 – October 30 (no class on October 18)
  • Session 2: November 13 – December 11 (no class on November 22)

Preschool classes are open to children ages 3-5 and youth classes to ages 6-12. Classes are limited in ratio based on the age of the students. See the Juneau Pools website for complete class level descriptions.

Family Fun Night at the Field House | Next Event: October 6

AEYC-SEA and Parks & Recreation are bringing Family Fun Nights to the Dimond Park Field House this fall. Bring the young ones to run and play indoors as the daylight begins to shorten and the fall weather sets in.

Family Fun Night will take place 5 – 6:30 p.m. on the following Fridays: September 22; October 6 and 20; November 3 and 17; and December 8. Although this event is designed for families with young children ages 0-6, older siblings are also welcome. Toys will be set out for play and no registration is required—just show up full of energy, sign in at the door, and have some fun!

Walk Southeast 2024 Reminder Email List

If you're so excited you can't wait for next year's Walk Southeast, join the mailing list by filling out this quick form! When we get ready to launch registration in April 2024, you'll be among the first to know. 

Parks & Recreation Offering Signing Bonus for Critical Positions

Effective immediately, the City & Borough of Juneau Parks & Recreation Department is offering hiring bonuses ranging from $1,500 to $5,000 for critical hard-to-fill positions at Juneau Pools, Zach Gordon Youth Center, and Shéiyi Xaat Hít / Spruce Root House Youth Shelter.

Eligible positions currently include: Full-time Lifeguard, $2000; Shéiyi Xaat Hít Youth Development Leader, $2000; Zach Gordon Youth Center Supervisor, $5000.

Additional positions will be posted soon. Employees must meet certain conditions to receive the full bonus, such as successful completion of a probation period or a designated length of service. See job listings for details.

Savikko Park Improvements Project Begins May 10

CBJ and Admiralty Construction will begin work on the Savikko Park Improvements Project on Wednesday, May 10. Work is expected to continue into August. The project will include drainage improvements in and around the shelters, replacement of playground equipment and safety surfacing, installation of new street and area lighting, construction of accessible parking stalls, and other miscellaneous work.

The Log Cabin Shelter will be closed for use beginning July 10 and will remain closed through August 15. Some portions of the parking lot may be closed to parking during the project. Pedestrian access to the shelters, public restroom, Treadwell Mine Historic Trail, and beach areas will be maintained but may have alternative routing at times. Please follow all traffic control signage and pedestrian detours within the project area.

Savikko Fields 3 & 4 Closed April 28 Until Further Notice

Savikko Fields 3 & 4 will close this Friday, April 28 as Admiralty Construction prepares to plant grass turf on both fields. Due to work involving field preparation and grass seed planting, the fields will be closed until further notice. CBJ will provide a public update when the work is complete.

Augustus Brown Pool Renovations

The Augustus G. Brown Swimming Pool closed for major renovations starting April 3, 2023 through early 2024. These important renovations will make AGB more accessible, energy-efficient, and user-friendly, combining deferred maintenance with functional improvements to prepare AGB for a new era of Juneau swimmers. Major steps include new efficient boiler heating plants, air handling units, and LED lighting. The main entry will be fully renovated with a new ADA ramp, entry sidewalk, entry stairs, and interior doors powered with ADA openers. Other improvements include a new public address (PA) system; new plaster, tiling, and fiberglass doors; and upgrades to locker rooms, family changing room, and sauna.

Kaxdigoowu Héen Dei (Brotherhood Bridge Trail) Montana Creek Pedestrian Bridge Closed

The pedestrian bridge over Montana Creek on the Kaxdigoowu Héen Dei (Brotherhood Bridge Trail) is being closed due to continued erosion of the banks supporting the bridge abutment. The bridge was previously closed in the fall of 2022 after a large storm scoured the bank of Montana Creek and undermined the bridge abutment. Emergency stabilization work was completed at that time and the bridge was reopened for pedestrian use. However, the bank erosion continued this winter and the bridge is being closed due to unsafe conditions.

A barrier is being installed to prohibit bridge access. Please observe the posted warning signs and do not attempt to access the bridge or climb down the river banks, as this will increase erosion. The streambanks and bridge abutment will be evaluated for stabilization and repair.