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Parks & Rec recruiting for Aquatics Manager

Do you have a passion for aquatics and delivering outstanding guest services? Are you business-minded and thrive in an environment where innovation is supported? If so, come make a splash with the Juneau Pools! Parks & Recreation is now hiring a full-time Aquatics Manager to lead our Aquatics Division, including Augustus Brown Pool and the Dimond Park Aquatic Center. We are looking for someone who prioritizes safety, values community partnerships, and has a vision to grow a program that already serves over 150,000 guests annually. This position comes with full benefits and pays $75,296 - $80,371 annually, depending on qualifications.

To learn more about the position and to apply, go here before May 23 at 4:30pm.

Project Playground Closed May 16 - 22

Project Playground at Twin Lakes will be closed to the public Monday, May 16 – Sunday, May 22. Repairs will be made to the playground’s poured-in-place surfacing. This work started in 2021 but weather prevented the contractor from completing the project.

Public Meeting for proposed disc golf course at Savikko Park

The Juneau Disc Golf Club is inviting the public to learn about the proposed temporary disc golf course at Treadwell Mine Historic Trail in Savikko Park. Join club president, board members and Parks and Recreation staff on Tuesday, May 24, from 6-7:30 p.m. for a walk through of the proposed nine-hole course. The public can see the proposed course route, ask questions, and offer ideas or concerns. Meet by the Savikko Park tire swing at 6:00 p.m. to walk through the proposed course. Meet there again at 7:00 p.m. to speak to the Juneau Disc Golf Club about the course.

The Juneau Disc Golf Club will then present the proposal at the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee (PRAC) regular meeting on Tuesday, June 7 at 5:30 p.m. There will be opportunity for public comment at this meeting.  Go here for more PRAC meeting information.

Youth Outdoor Soccer registration opens May 13

Registration for Outdoor Soccer will open on Friday, May 13 at noon. Youth soccer is for boys and girls ages 5-14. Divisions are broken down by both age and area (town or valley). Please note: divisions and locations may be combined if registration numbers are low. This means divisions split by gender may become coed. The outdoor season begins in July and runs through August. For more information, visit bit.ly/ZGYCoutdoorsoccer.

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. Work will take approximately a month to complete. For more information on the project, contact AWARE at 907-586-6623.

Summer Hours at Dimond Park Field House

The track at the Dimond Park Field House will shift to summer hours starting Sunday, May 1. The track will be open to the public Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. and closed on weekends, evenings, and holidays.

Turf for Tots is still taking place at the Dimond Park Field House Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. (closed on holidays).

Restructured parking garage fees go into effect July 1

Parks & Rec is restructuring parking fees for the Downtown Transit Center and Marine Parking Garage. The costs of monthly and annual parking permits will increase on July 1, and then see incremental increases the following three years. Parks & Rec Director George Schaaf presented at the April 11 Public Works & Facilities Committee meeting. Read his memo and see his presentation on the Parking Management Fund Balance here. Read FAQs here.

The fees to park at the two garages have not increased for more than a decade, though the cost of operating the facilities continues to rise. Between fiscal years 2015 and 2022, increases in utilities, insurance, maintenance, and contractual services drove a 33% increase in operating costs. Revenue has remained relatively flat since 2015, except for a decline in FY20 due to the pandemic.

The cost for hourly parking at the Marine Parking Garage, Shoppers Lot, and North Franklin Lot is remaining the same at $.75 per hour.

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.

Staff will evaluate the situation as conditions permit to develop a plan for repairs.

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
May 24 at 5:30 p.m.

Jensen-Olson Arboretum Advisory Board
August 10, 2022 at 5:15 p.m.

Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee
June 7 at 5:30 p.m.

Treadwell Arena Advisory Board
TBD

Youth Activities Board
June 14 at 5:30 p.m.