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Parks & Recreation Winter Pass

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.

3rd & 4th graders skate for free at Treadwell Arena

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.

Juneau Pools weekend schedule changes

Please notes these weekend schedule changes at both pool facilities:

  • On Friday, October 15, Dimond Park Aquatic Center (DPAC) will close at 1 pm for a high school swim meet.
  • On Saturday, October 16, DPAC will be closed all day for Glacier Swim Club time trials and a high school swim meet.
  • Monday, October 18, is Alaska Day. DPAC is open holiday hours 12 pm - 4 pm. Augustus Brown Pool is closed all day.

For full facility schedules, go to JuneauPools.org.

Jensen-Olson Arboretum now open Friday thru Sunday

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 ginger.hudson@juneau.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.

Twin Lakes paved path closed intermittently starting October 7

Admiralty Construction, under contract with the State of Alaska, will be maintaining and cleaning culverts along Glacier Highway adjacent to Twin Lakes Recreation Area starting Thursday, October 7 for approximately three weeks.

Sections of the Twin Lakes paved walking and biking path will be closed intermittently during maintenance. Please mind the closure signs and follow traffic direction of Admiralty Construction workers.

For more information, contact Ed Beam, Admiralty Construction Project Coordinator at (907) 780-3555 or (907) 723-5272.

Marine Park Plaza opens for seasonal parking October 15, 2021 thru April 1, 2022

Beginning Friday, October 15, the Marine Park Plaza will be open for seasonal parking to all Marine Parking Garage permit holders. Parking at the plaza will be available through Friday, April 1, 2022.

In order to park in the plaza, drivers must purchase a Marine Parking Garage parking permit, which allows parking in the Marine Parking Garage, as well as the Marine Park Plaza. Permits can be purchased downtown at the Parks & Recreation office, located in Room 218 of City Hall.

Parking at the plaza will be available on a first-come, first-served basis and parking is prohibited between the hours of 2 a.m. and 6 a.m., to accommodate snow removal needs.

Capitol Park Construction

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.

COVID-19 Mitigation Changes as of 8.26.2021

Due to the City and Borough of Juneau Emergency Operations Center raising the overall community risk to Level 3 High, some operations have been altered to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

Juneau Pools will reduce capacity limits at both pools. Effective Thursday, August 26: Maximum capacity at Augustus Brown Pool is 50 (lowered from 80); Maximum capacity at Dimond Park Aquatic Center is 80 (lowered from 130). Masks are still required everywhere inside the pool facilities, except in the water or while actively showering.

Youth Indoor Soccer has been cancelled for the season.

Treadwell Arena, Zach Gordon Youth Center, and Dimond Park Field House will continue to operate under its current COVID-19 mitigation measures, resulting in no change for the public. The Adult Volleyball season is proceeding as scheduled with its originally established COVID-19 mitigation measures in place.

Parks & Recreation Commercial Use Regulation Update

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.

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Upcoming Meetings

Aquatics Board
October 26 at 5:00 p.m.

Jensen-Olson Arboretum Advisory Board
November 10 at 5:15 p.m.

Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee
November 2 at 5:30 p.m.

Treadwell Arena Advisory Board
TBD

Youth Activities Board
November 9 at 5:30 p.m.