Welcome to Parks & Recreation



Now Hiring | Treadwell Arena Manager

Do you have a passion for ice sports and delivering exceptional customer service? Are you skilled in facility management and developing programming? If so, join us at Treadwell Arena! Parks & Recreation is hiring a full-time Treadwell Arena Manager to lead Juneau’s only ice arena. We seek someone with strong leadership and team management skills, attention to detail, problem-solving abilities, and flexibility to work irregular hours at times. You should have excellent communication skills, a vision for continuous improvement, and the ability to create a vibrant community space.

This position offers full benefits and pays $72,529 - $77,396 annually, depending on qualifications. To learn more about the job and to apply, go here. Applications are due Wednesday, June 26 at 4:30 p.m.

Invasive Plant Walk & Talk | JOA June 15

Join the Southeast Alaska Watershed Coalition at the Jensen-Olson Arboretum on Saturday, June 15 at 11 a.m. to learn more about how invasive plants impact Juneau's ecology—and what you can do about them.

During the walk and talk, you'll learn how to ID invasive garden plants, compare them to horticultural varieties, and hear about how some of the most aggressive became this way.

Admission is free. No need to register—just show up ready to learn.

Registration for Start Smart Tennis Opens June 17

Registration for Parks & Recreation’s Start Smart Tennis (ages 5-7) opens Monday, June 17, at noon. The program costs $40 plus tax and includes a Start Smart t-shirt. Register online under "Youth & Teen." Registration is first come, first served. All registrations received after the session is full will be placed on a waitlist.

For more information, visit the program website, or contact Recreation Coordinator Eric Moots at [email protected] or (907) 586-2635.

Renninger Park Public Meetings | June 24

Parks & Recreation and Corvus Design are hosting a public meeting at the Mendenhall Valley Library on Monday, June 24 6:00 – 7:30 p.m to present four conceptual master plan options for Jackie Renninger Park.
The community is invited to join to this meeting to learn more about the different plans, ask questions, and provide feedback. This is a great opportunity to be a part of the future design of Jackie Renninger Park.

Movie in the Park | June 27

We’re closing up the ‘cement season’ at Treadwell Arena with a movie during the final night of roller skating. Brink (TV-G), presented by Xentropa Services, will begin at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 27. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. You can skate and watch for $5 or enjoy the show from the bleachers for free. To skate, participants must provide their own, rentals are not available. Acceptable skates include roller skates, derby skates, in-line skates, and speed skates.

Summer Swim Lesson Registration is Open

Summer swim lesson registration is open through the Parks & Rec registration catalog for Parent Tot (6 months–3 years, with an adult), Preschool (3-5 years), and Youth (6-12 years). Registrations will not be taken over the phone or in person. Each session costs $70-80 depending on the number of classes in the session and classes are available at both Dimond Park Aquatic Center and Augustus G. Brown Swimming Pool. For more information including available classes, schedules, and locations, go to the Juneau Pools tab in the registration catalog.

Please be aware that swimmers must meet the registration prerequisites to register for any classes beyond Level 1. Swimmers who have not attended a Juneau Pools swim lesson placement session or passed the preceding class within the last six months will not be able to register for upper level classes.  If you would like to schedule swim lesson level placement testing for your child, please contact us at 907-586-0839 x4148.

Drop-In Pickleball

Drop-in to Treadwell Arena this June for a game of Pickleball! Sessions are happening every Wednesday—June 5, 12, 19, and 26—from 3 - 5 p.m. All ages and skill levels are welcome and equipment is provided; just drop in and play!

Perseverance Trail Closure

Perseverance Trail will be closed from the Granite Creek intersection to the Upper Red Mill juncture starting Monday, June 3 while the bridge at Gold Creek (mile 2.5) is replaced. The trail segment will be closed until installation of the new bridge is complete. Trail users can access Granite Creek Basin Trail and Silverbow Basin via the Red Mill Trail. Please follow signed detours and avoid the construction site for the safety of yourself and others.

Weekly Roller Skating at Treadwell Arena

Dust off your roller skates! Beginning May 23, roller skating is happening at Treadwell Arena every Thursday evening from 6 – 7 p.m. Skate nights will continue through June 27. The cost is $5/person and rental skates are not available, participants must provide their own. Acceptable skates include roller skates, derby skates, inline skates, and speed skates.

Parking Improvements Update

New parking system tools go into use this week, allowing JPD Community Service Officers to save time enforcing parking rules and Juneau drivers to more easily pay and appeal citations. These tools are part of major 2024 improvements to bring CBJ parking systems up to date—improving efficiency, saving resources, and making parking easier for Juneau drivers. For more information about 2024 upgrades, visit the Parking Improvements project page. To read to full Information Release, please go here.

Starting this week, Juneau drivers will be able to pay or contest parking citations online at juneau.citationportal.com. You can look up your citation with a license plate number or VIN. Pay online with a credit or debit card. You can also continue to pay or contest citations in person at the Cash Office on the first floor of City Hall (155 Heritage Way). Pay in person with credit/debit, cash, or check. Please note that payments will no longer be received or processed at the JPD building.

New Pay Stations for Hourly Parking

New pay stations at CBJ hourly parking locations—Shopper's Lot, North Franklin Lot, the Marine Park Garage (Level 1), Taku Lot, and Statter Harbor—make it easier and more convenient than ever before to pay for parking. Customers can now use credit/debit cards as well as coins to pay in person at the new pay stations, or use the free ParkSmarter app (available for iOS and Android) to pay or add time from their phone.

Whether you pay with the app or via the pay stations, you'll enter your license plate number to serve as your virtual hourly permit—no need to worry about printing and displaying paper slips. The app and pay stations are now live in all three downtown Juneau hourly parking locations and the Docks & Harbors paid parking lots.

Apply for a Fourth of July Vendor Spot at Savikko Park Starting May 15

Parks & Rec will begin accepting vending permit applications for the Fourth of July festivities at Savikko Park on Wednesday, May 15 at 8 a.m. All permits are issued on a first-come, first-served basis. The deadline to apply is Monday, June 24 at 4:30 p.m. Learn more on the Parks & Recreation Vending Permits webpage. Applications and related material should be emailed to Recreation Supervisor Dave Pusich at [email protected].

All food vendors will be located near Treadwell Arena. There are 19 food vending spots available including a bigger space to accommodate a large food truck. For non-food vendors, there are five spots available along Savikko Road. Parks & Recreation supplies the vending space only. All other equipment – like tables, tents, and generators – must be provided by the vendor.

Dimond Park Field House Track Hours Change June 1

The track at the Dimond Park Field House will be shifting to summer hours starting Saturday, June 1. The track will be open to the public Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and closed on evenings, weekends, and holidays. Turf for Tots remains open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays. To check the daily calendar or see rental and admissions information, visit the Field House website.

Kaxdigoowu Héen Dei (Brotherhood Bridge Trail) Work Begins April 17

Work will begin on Wednesday, April 17 on the Kaxdigoowu Héen Dei (Brotherhood Bridge Trail) Improvements project. This project, led by the State of Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities, will reconstruct the northern portion of the trail between Montana Creek and River Road trailhead and replace the pedestrian bridge over Montana Creek. Construction is currently expected to last through September. The trail between River Road and Montana Creek, as well as the immediate bridge site, will be closed to the public for the duration of construction. Please obey all posted trail closure signs and barricades for the safety of yourself and others.