Track at Dimond Park Field House open to the public
The track at the Dimond Park Field House reopened to the public on a drop-in basis weekdays from 9 a.m.—1 p.m. and 5 p.m.—8:30 p.m. Individuals will no longer need to make a reservation to use the track in the evenings. Use of the track is on a first-come, first-served basis and up to 10 people can be on the track at any time during track hours.
The track is closed on holidays and weekends. Masks and social distancing are required at all times.
Effective Monday, January 10, level 3 of the Downtown Transportation Center parking garage will be restricted to legislative parking permit holders only. This restriction will remain in effect through the 2022 legislative session.
Although informational signage will be installed in the parking garage on Friday, January 7, enforcement on level 3 won’t begin until Monday, January 10.
Take advantage of the Parks & Recreation Winter Pass starting November 1. Swim, skate, walk or run for five months at four facilities for $150. The Winter Pass is valid for all public sessions November 1, 2021 - March 31, 2022 at Dimond Park Aquatic Center, Augustus Brown Pool, Treadwell Arena, and Dimond Park Field House. Passes can be purchased online or at either pool starting November 1.
Treadwell Arena is offering Parent & Tot Lessons that focus on the fun and basics of ice skating. The cost is $15 for 1 adult and 1 tot (age 5 and under) and includes skate rental (the smallest size is toddler 8) and helmets. Lessons take place Sunday afternoons from 2:45 to 3:45 p.m. Registration is required and space is limited to 10 adults and 10 tots.
3rd and 4th Graders can skate for free during the 2021-2022 season at any drop-in session at Treadwell Arena - Public Skate, Stick N' Puck, and Pond Hockey. Students must be registered in the Parks & Rec online registration system with their current grade. Then register for any session online using code 34Pass at check-out. For more information, please call Treadwell Arena at 586-0410.
Work on the Capitol Park Improvements Project begins Wednesday, August 25. Access to the park will be from the Franklin Street and 5th Street sides only. Some areas of the play field will remain open along with the benches and picnic tables by the Empty Chair Memorial. The playground, basketball court, upper sloped areas, and the park’s two off-street parking spaces will be closed to public access. The public is asked to use caution in the area, and observe construction and traffic signage.
Some areas of the park will be re-opened in the winter for use including the field and the sledding hill. Further Capitol Park improvements work is scheduled to take place beginning Spring 2022 through the planned completion in August 2022. The project includes new ADA accessible playground equipment, drainage system, safety surfacing, concrete paths through the park, safety lighting, fencing, entry porticos, a picnic area, an artificial turf field, art, landscaping, and an upper paved walkway with views over Juneau. For more information, go to the project website.
Beginning October 13, the Jensen-Olson Arboretum will adjust open hours for winter operations. Open days will be Friday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The onsite vault toilet is closed November through March. The Pt. Caroline Trail remains open seven days a week.
The Arboretum’s onsite manager and horticulturist Ginger Hudson maintains a regular schedule of Wednesday through Sunday. Rentals, special requests, and questions can be made by contacting Ginger at 907-789-0139 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Winter hours will remain in effect through most of March. Summer operation hours are scheduled to return March 23, 2022. That’s Wednesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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.
January 25 at 5:00 p.m.
Jensen-Olson Arboretum Advisory Board
February TBD, 2022 at 5:15 p.m.
Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee
February 1 at 5:30 p.m.
Youth Activities Board
February 8 at 5:30 p.m.