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Turkey Bowling

How many pins can you knock down using a frozen turkey while on ice skates? Come find out during Turkey Bowling at Treadwell Arena on Wednesday, November 23. Turkey Bowling takes place during the Open Skate from 6:45 – 8:00 p.m. Regular admission rates apply and skate rental is included.

Free Santa Skate

Jolly Old Saint Nick will be at Treadwell Arena on Friday, November 25, for the FREE open skate 7:00 – 8:15 p.m. Join us for another fun, holiday tradition sponsored by Douglas Fourth of July Committee. Skates are available, but are limited; they are first-come, first-served.

Youth Basketball Registration opens November 21

Registration for Start Smart (ages 3-4), Peewee (age 5) and Youth Basketball (ages 6-14) opens on Monday, November 21 at noon. All programs will begin in January. Start Smart and Peewee are six weeks long with practices once a week. The Youth Basketball season will continue until March 11 and includes one practice and one game each week. Early-bird registration continues until December 4. A $10 late fee will be added to registration for Youth Basketball beginning December 5. More information can be found here.

Parks & Recreation Winter Pass

Beat the winter blues by recreating all winter long with the Parks & Recreation Winter Pass which provides unlimited admission at Dimond Park Aquatic Center, Augustus Brown Swimming Pool, Treadwell Arena, and Dimond Park Field House (track use only). The pass can be purchased online or at any participating facility for $200 beginning November 1 and is valid from November 1, 2022 through March 31, 2023. For the best deal, purchase your pass early and use it often!

Hank Harmon Public Range Annual Meeting November 28

The Hank Harmon Public Range Board will be holding their annual meeting on Monday, November 28 at 7 p.m. at the State Indoor Shooting Range (5670 Montana Creek Rd.). The public is welcome to join the meeting and provide any feedback to the board.

Dimond Park Aquatic Center Capping Weekend Open Swims

Beginning Saturday, October 22, weekend open swims at Dimond Park Aquatic Center will be limited to 80 patrons at a time for the foreseeable future. Like many organizations, Juneau Pools is facing ongoing staffing shortages; we hope to return to previous capacity when staffing has improved. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

The Dimond Park Aquatic Center schedule is available here.

Dimond Park Field House now has evening track hours

The Dimond Park Field House will be open for evening track hours beginning Wednesday, October 19. The track will be open for evening use from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays only and remains open for track use and Turf for Tots from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Field House is closed on holidays.

Temporary hours for the Parks & Rec Main Office

Starting Monday, October 17, the Parks & Recreation Main Office in City Hall will close from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday until further notice due to staffing. Members of the public can still email requests to parks.rec@juneau.org and staff will get back to them as soon as possible. We appreciate the communities patience!

Montana Creek Bridge Closed

The Montana Creek Bridge, past the Hank Harmon Public Range, is closed due to a washout caused by recent rainfall. Follow Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities on Facebook for the latest information on damage and repairs to this bridge.

Employment Opportunities: Recreation Aides

Recreation Aides are needed to supervise Dimond Park Field House and Mount Jumbo Gym during private rentals and birthday parties. Starting pay is $13.43-$14.35 hourly depending on qualifications. Applications must be emailed to Amanda Babin (Dimond Park Field House) or Dave Pusich (Mount Jumbo Gym) or delivered to the main office at 155 S. Seward St. during normal business hours. For more information on the positions, please contact Amanda (907-364-3734) or Dave (907-586-5226).

Marine Park Deckover Project

Construction on the Marine Park Deckover Project has begun and will continue through the winter.  The construction footprint will be enclosed by a chain link fence, please be mindful of construction equipment working in this area. The Seawalk and Marine Park will remain open throughout construction. For more information, visit the project website or contact Acting Port Engineer Matthew D. Sill P.E. at (907) 586-0398 or Matthew.Sill@juneau.org.

Healing Totem Pole Installation

Compass Construction begins work began Monday, April 25, on installing a Healing Totem Pole adjacent to the fishing dock at Twin Lakes Park. The totem pole, carved by Master Tlingit Carver Wayne Price, and accompanying Eagle and Raven painted screens, will be part of the Kaasei Totem Plaza, a project sponsored by AWARE. For more information on the project, contact AWARE at 907-586-6623.

Avalanche and landslide hazards on Basin Road & Perseverance Trail

Avalanches and landslides occurred over the winter along Basin Road and near the Perseverance Trailhead. The stability of these areas remains unknown and additional slide activity may occur at any time. Existing hazards include unstable trail that is undercut by landslide, and avalanche debris on trails and the road, including trees, dirt, and rocks.

Quick Links

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Aquatics Schedule
Treadwell Schedule
Shelter Reservations
Amalga Cabin
Adopt-a-Flower
Parking Information

Upcoming Meetings

Aquatics Board
October 25 at 5:30 p.m.

Jensen-Olson Arboretum Advisory Board
November 9 at 5:15 p.m.

Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee
December 6 at 5:30 p.m.

Treadwell Arena Advisory Board
TBD

Youth Activities Board
December 13 at 5:30 p.m.