Take the young ones on an I Spy adventure! Choose any or all of the three adventures: trail, town, or park. Then print or download the activity sheet and head outside to see what you can find. Complete an adventure by finding 10 items on the list and stop in the Parks & Recreation office during business hours to choose something from the prize box! The prize box will be available through June 30, 2021.
Treadwell Arena is turning down the lights Thursday and Friday nights in June for Disco Roller Skating! Cost is $5/person and participation is limited to 30 people. Thursday skates are 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and skates are available to rent from Juneau Rollergirls for an additional $5. Friday skates are 6 - 7 p.m and skate rental is NOT available. Registration opens each week on Monday at noon for that week’s skate. Payment is required at the time of registration. Don’t forget, you’ll need to bring your own skates on Friday – roller, derby, inline, and speed skates are all allowed.
Vending permit applications for Fourth of July festivities at Savikko Park will be accepted beginning on Tuesday, June 1 at 8 a.m. There will be 10 food vending locations this year to allow more distance between people and all permits will be issued on a first-come, first-serve basis.. In addition to the vending application, applicants must also complete a COVID-19 mitigation form, plus all applicable attachments. Applications and related material should be emailed to Recreation Supervisor Dave Pusich no later than 4:30 p.m. on Monday, June 21. Learn more on the Vending Permits webpage.
Parks Maintenance will be clearing rockslides along Perseverance Trail and Basin Road. Basin Road gate will be closed to vehicle access Tuesday, June 15, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to clear the rockslide above the road. The rest of the work will take place on Perseverance Trail where some or the entire trail will be closed to the public while the work is being completed. Trail work is scheduled to start Tuesday, June 15 through Friday, June 25 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. each day excluding the weekend.
Please follow the instructions of park staff and abide by closure signs and safety fences. Access to Granite Creek Trail and Silverbow Basin will be limited during the excavation.
Once spring finally arrives, the 16,000 seedlings currently in the greenhouse will be transplanted to the many beds, barrels, and baskets from the airport to downtown. Help the Parks & Recreation landscape crew beautify the city by donating to the 2021 Adopt-A-Flower program. By donating before May 31, your name will be included on the Adopt-A-Flower appreciation sign that will be on display in Marine Park Plaza. Be one of the first five to donate $500+ and receive an incredible hanging basket from the crew! Print out the form or donate online today.
The Montana Creek pedestrian bridge on the Kaxdigoowu Heen Dei (Brotherhood Bridge Trail) will be closed 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. June 7 through June 20 while the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) conducts geotechnical foundation investigation drilling. The work requires setting up a mobile drill rig and associated support equipment at each end of the bridge. All equipment is stored properly at the end of each work day allowing public access outside of work hours.
The Kaxdigoowu Heen Dei rehabilitation project is a partnership between the Alaska DOT&PF and the CBJ, with grant and sales tax funding. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3pgujUv.
Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park Improvements
Construction on the Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park Improvements Project is scheduled to begin the week of April 26 and wrap up in early June. Work will occur on the pedestrian walkway from Mendenhall Loop Road to the concession stand, along with upgrades at and around the concession stand. The park will remain open during construction. Please use caution in this area and follow all traffic control and signage.
Anticipated hours of work will be Monday to Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Savikko Fields Drainage Improvements Project
Construction for the Savikko Fields Drainage Improvements Project is scheduled to begin May 13 and is expected to continue through June 15. The project will install storm drainage improvements to Savikko fields 3 and 4, which are the fields closest to the Savikko Park parking lot.
The hours of work will be Monday to Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please use caution in this area and follow all traffic control and signage. For more information, email CBJ Project Manager Paul Beck at Paul.Beck@juneau.org.
Explore the Juneau Voices Audio Walk with our Matching Game DIY activity starting March 4 at 4:30pm! Juneau Voices Audio Walk is a series of 11 location-specific, place-based sound installations featuring stories and memories told by Juneau residents who lived them. Print out a Matching Game form, go to the different signs, listen to the stories, and match the storytellers to a story theme. Bring a completed Matching Game form to either the Juneau-Douglas City Museum or the Downtown Public Library to get a limited edition Juneau Voices bookmark while supplies last.
The CBJ Parks & Recreation Department is considering changes to the regulations that govern commercial use of parks and recreation facilities. Existing regulations were written nearly 25 years ago, and a number of changes are proposed to provide a better framework to manage commercial use of these public facilities. For more information, please visit the project page.
June 22 at 5:00 p.m.
Jensen-Olson Arboretum Advisory Board
August 11 at 5:15 p.m.
Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee
July 6 at 5:30 p.m.
Youth Activities Board
June 8 at 5:30 p.m.