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Hank Harmon Public Range Annual Meeting March 31
The Hank Harmon Public Range Board will hold their annual meeting on Friday, March 31 at 6:30 p.m. at the State Indoor Shooting Range (5670 Montana Creek Road). The public is welcome to join the meeting and provide any feedback to the board.
AGB 50th Anniversary FREE Swims
August G. Brown Swimming Pool continues to celebrate 50 years as Juneau's community pool with free anniversary swim sessions. Free anniversary swims will take place over two sessions on Saturday, April 1: Session 1 from 3-4 p.m.; and Session 2 from 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Each session is limited to 100 swimmers. Admission is first-come, first-served—no registration necessary. Swim sessions are free of charge thanks to the generous sponsorship of Juneau-Gastineau Rotary Club.
Dimond Park Aquatic Center Spring Swim Lessons
Dimond Park Aquatic Center will offer beginner and intermediate swim lessons for preschool and youth age groups from April 17 to May 10 and Parent & Tot lessons from April 8 to May 13. Registration for all swim lessons listed below will open Monday, April 3 at noon. To register, go to our catalog and click on the Juneau Pools tab. Registrations will not be taken over the phone, in person, or in advance. All classes cost $64 (tax included) for 8 lessons.
Beginner and intermediate lessons for preschool and youth age groups will take place every Monday and Wednesday evening from April 17 through May 10. Preschool classes are open to children ages 3-5 and youth classes to ages 5-12.
All lessons are thirty minutes long. Classes are offered in a variety of time slots between 5:00 and 7:30 p.m.; see the registration portal for a detailed schedule. Swimmers should register for lessons according to their age and skill level. Beginner lessons are capped at 6 swimmers per class and intermediate lessons at 8 swimmers per class.
Parent & Tot swim lessons will take place on Saturday at 10:15 – 11:00 a.m. from April 8 to May 13 at Dimond Park Aquatic Center. Lessons are open to children aged 6 months to 3 years and the class has 10 spaces available. Each child must be accompanied in the pool by an adult, and children are required to wear swim diapers during class.
Dog Day at AGB on April 2
Registration for Dog Day at AGB is open! We have spots available in Medium/Big Dog Session #3 and Small Dog Session #2. Enjoy a special opportunity for your four-footed friend to doggy paddle indoors on April 2 as AGB prepares for major renovations. This event is free thanks to the generous sponsorship of Grateful Dogs of Juneau.
All dogs must be vaccinated and play well with others. If your dog has a history of aggression towards other dogs or humans, please do not register for this event. Due to vaccination requirements, dogs younger than 16 weeks of age are not allowed to participate. Two humans may accompany each dog into the facility. Please note that these swims are dogs only; humans will not be allowed into the water. Find all the details about registration requirements and the event here.
Sled Hill at Savikko Park Lighting
The CBJ Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee will consider a request from Douglas residents to add lighting to the access trail for the sledding hill in Savikko Park at their regular meeting on Tuesday, April 4 at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in person at City Hall and virtually via Zoom Webinar.
The proposed light would be attached to AEL&P pole No. 10758 on St. Ann’s Avenue and oriented to illuminate the access trail to the sledding hill next to Treadwell Arena.
The public is invited to submit comments at the meeting or via email to [email protected] by April 3, 2023.
Dimond Park Field House Weekend Track Hours
Chair Yoga at DPAC
Dimond Park Aquatic Center will offer Chair Yoga in the event room every Tuesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to noon beginning on April 4. General admission rates apply: $6 for youth/senior and $8 for adult. Pool passes are accepted. Chair Yoga provides all the benefits of regular yoga without getting on the floor! All ages are welcome and no experience is necessary.
Dimond Park Aquatic Center Closed March 31- April 2
Dimond Park Aquatic Center will be closed to the public March 31 – April 2 for the SE Championship Swim Meet. DPAC will reopen for regular hours on Monday, April 3.
Augustus Brown Pool will host several special events the same weekend, including free 50th anniversary open swims on April 1. See the complete schedules for DPAC and AGB on the Juneau Pools website.
Jensen-Olson Arboretum To Begin Summer Hours April 1
The Jensen-Olson Arboretum will move to summer hours beginning April 1. The grounds will be open to visitors Wednesday – Sunday, 9 a.m – 5 p.m. and closed to the public Monday and Tuesday.
JOA is located at 23035 Glacier Hwy. The main parking lot is adjacent to the highway, with accessible parking—closer to the gardens—located down the driveway.
AGB Community Tile Art Project
Alongside AGB's renovations, the pool lobby will welcome a new community art project in honor of the milestone anniversary. The project, titled "Celebrating Generations of Community," pays homage to the pool's importance for Juneau children past and present. An aquatic mural will incorporate images of tiles from the current locker room showers—designed by Juneau second and third graders in 1999—alongside ceramic titles featuring artwork submitted by children today.
Children age 12 and under can use the AGB tile art coloring page, available online or at the pool, to create artwork celebrating their favorite memories at Augustus Brown Pool. Submissions are open through March 31 at the AGB front desk, one entry per child.
Join the new CBJ Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee
The City & Borough of Juneau is recruiting nine community members for a new Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee (PRAC). The PRAC is appointed by the CBJ Assembly and advises the Assembly and the Parks & Recreation Department on all aspects of recreation in our community, including parks, trails, aquatics, Treadwell Arena, the Jensen-Olson Arboretum, Youth Services, recreational sports, and more. The Committee reviews fee schedules, construction projects, master plans, and regulations that affect public use of parks and recreation facilities.
The PRAC meets the first Tuesday of every month, with additional meetings scheduled as needed. Meetings are held in person at City Hall and simulcast via Zoom. To apply for the new PRAC, go here.
The Assembly seeks applicants who represent diverse cultural, social, political, technical, and economic viewpoints to ensure wide-ranging and active debate. Applications should be submitted by April 10, 2023 for consideration by the Assembly.
Augustus Brown Pool Renovations
The Augustus G. Brown Swimming Pool will close for major renovations from April 3, 2023 through early 2024. These important renovations will make AGB more accessible, energy-efficient, and user-friendly, combining deferred maintenance with functional improvements to prepare AGB for a new era of Juneau swimmers. Major steps include new efficient boiler heating plants, air handling units, and LED lighting. The main entry will be fully renovated with a new ADA ramp, entry sidewalk, entry stairs, and interior doors powered with ADA openers. Other improvements include a new public address (PA) system; new plaster, tiling, and fiberglass doors; and upgrades to locker rooms, family changing room, and sauna.
For many years, Juneau’s Adopt-A-Flower program has relied on the generosity of our citizens to add beautiful flowers around town. Our landscape crew maintains almost 200 hanging baskets, 60 flower barrels, and 50 flower beds from the Juneau International Airport all the way to the Cruise Ship Docks. Donations can be made online (look under ‘special events’) or by submitting the paper form. All donations received by May 7 will be included on this year’s recognition sign that will be on display at Marine Park Plaza. The first seven to donate $500+ will receive a beautiful hanging basket from the crew!
Construction Through April 17 as Sealaska Heritage Institute Brings Totems to Seawalk
Construction will take place along the Seawalk and in Overstreet Park through April 17 as Sealaska Heritage Institute raises totem poles at 11 locations along the waterfront. The totem poles, a part of SHI's Kootéeyaa Deiyí (Totem Pole Trail) project, include work by master artists and apprentices from Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian groups across Southeast Alaska.
The Seawalk will remain open for the majority of the construction period. Some temporary closures of specific sections will take place as needed to allow work vehicles to pass by or equipment to be delivered. Pedestrians are asked to remain alert while construction is underway and follow the guidance of posted signs or construction workers.
A dedication ceremony for the totem poles will be held on April 22 at Heritage Plaza by the Sealaska Heritage Arts Campus on Seward Street. The ceremony is open to all in the Juneau community and to people outside of Juneau, who can watch the live stream on SHI's YouTube. For more information about Kootéeyaa Deiyí (Totem Pole Trail), see SHI's news release.
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Kaxdigoowu Héen Dei (Brotherhood Bridge Trail) Montana Creek Pedestrian Bridge Closed
The pedestrian bridge over Montana Creek on the Kaxdigoowu Héen Dei (Brotherhood Bridge Trail) is being closed due to continued erosion of the banks supporting the bridge abutment. The bridge was previously closed in the fall of 2022 after a large storm scoured the bank of Montana Creek and undermined the bridge abutment. Emergency stabilization work was completed at that time and the bridge was reopened for pedestrian use. However, the bank erosion continued this winter and the bridge is being closed due to unsafe conditions.
A barrier is being installed to prohibit bridge access. Please observe the posted warning signs and do not attempt to access the bridge or climb down the river banks, as this will increase erosion. The streambanks and bridge abutment will be evaluated for stabilization and repair.
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.
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 [email protected].
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.
Jensen-Olson Arboretum Advisory Board
Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee
April 4 at 5:30 p.m.
Treadwell Arena Advisory Board
Youth Activities Board
April 19 at 5:00 p.m.