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Walk Southeast

What community can you walk, run, or hike to by September 1 without ever leaving Juneau? And, what community – Juneau, Petersburg, or Wrangell – can walk the most miles? Join the Walk Southeast challenge and stay active this summer. The further you walk the more chances you have to win great prizes including a 1-night stay at the Amalga Cabin, cool swag from Trail Mix, Inc., great gear from Nugget Alaskan Outfitter, and up to 25k miles from Alaska Airlines! Registration is open from April 20 - May 14 and the walking begins on May 1.

Youth Outdoor Soccer

Outdoor soccer for kids ages 5-14 returns to the fields this summer. Registration is $55 and opens on May 10 at noon. Late registration begins on May 24 which increases the fee to $65. Divisions will be broken down by both ages and area of town, however, they could be combined if registration numbers are low. More information can be found online: divisions, fields, COVID-19 mitigation plans, and scholarship opportunities.

Amalga Cabin Reservation Changes

Due to continued high demand for Amalga Cabin and in response to public input, reservations will open every day at 6 p.m., instead of midnight, beginning on Saturday, April 17. On that Saturday, the public will have an opportunity to rent the cabin for Friday, July 16. Reservations can be made here.

Please also note, due to the continued high demand for the cabin, an individual can rent the cabin a maximum of 3 times in a 6-month period.

Joke Hotline

The joke hotline was making people from all across the country laugh for over a year. Sadly the time has come to hang up the line. If you would like to tell us where you call in from or leave a comment, you can still access the short survey at bit.ly/jokehotline. Thanks for laughing with us!

Adopt-A-Flower

Once spring finally arrives, the 16,000 seedlings currently in the greenhouse will be transplanted to the many beds, barrels, and baskets from the airport to downtown. Help the Parks & Recreation landscape crew beautify the city by donating to the 2021 Adopt-A-Flower program. By donating before May 31, your name will be included on the Adopt-A-Flower appreciation sign that will be on display in Marine Park Plaza. Be one of the first five to donate $500+ and receive an incredible hanging basket from the crew! Print out the form or donate online today.

Savikko Fields Drainage Improvements Project

Construction for the Savikko Fields Drainage Improvements Project will begin the week of April 26 and end around June 15. The project will install storm drainage improvements to Savikko fields 3 and 4, which are the fields closest to the Savikko Park parking lot.

The hours of work will be Monday to Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please use caution in this area and follow all traffic control and signage. For more information, email CBJ Project Manager Paul Beck at Paul.Beck@juneau.org.

Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park Improvements

Construction on the Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park Improvements Project is scheduled to begin the week of April 26 and wrap up in early June. Work will occur on the pedestrian walkway from Mendenhall Loop Road to the concession stand, along with upgrades at and around the concession stand. The park will remain open during construction. Please use caution in this area and follow all traffic control and signage.

Anticipated hours of work will be Monday to Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, contact CBJ Project Manager Paul Beck at 586-0882 or Paul.Beck@juneau.org, or Wilson Engineer JoAnn Quigg at 321-0016 or jquigg@wileng.net.

Juneau Voices Matching Game

Explore the Juneau Voices Audio Walk with our Matching Game DIY activity starting March 4 at 4:30pm! Juneau Voices Audio Walk is a series of 11 location-specific, place-based sound installations featuring stories and memories told by Juneau residents who lived them. Print out a Matching Game form, go to the different signs, listen to the stories, and match the storytellers to a story theme. Bring a completed Matching Game form to either the Juneau-Douglas City Museum or the Downtown Public Library to get a limited edition Juneau Voices bookmark while supplies last.

Facility Changes Due to Community Risk Lowering to Level 1 Minimal

Due to the City and Borough of Juneau Emergency Operations Center lowering the overall community risk to Level 1 Minimal, Juneau Pools and Treadwell Arena are adjusting its operations:

Treadwell Arena has increased open skate capacity to 28 skaters. This increase is effective as of today, February 19. See Treadwell’s full schedule of activities at TreadwellArena.org and make a reservation here. Reservations open every Monday at noon. Please note: admission to Open Skate and Stick N’ Puck costs $5 and payment is taken during online registration. Masks and social distancing are required. Guests are encouraged to bring their own skates and helmets, but skate rentals are available and included in admission.

For Juneau Pools, effective Monday, March 1:

Dimond Park Aquatic Center

  • Guest capacity increased to 80 patrons
  • Semi-open swims resume, including spray features once inspections are conducted
  • 30-minute closures between semi-open swim sessions
  • Lap lanes are no longer restricted to single households only

Augustus Brown Swimming Pool

  • Guest capacity increased to 50 patrons
  • Lap lanes are no longer restricted to single households only

For the health and safety of guests and staff, the following amenities are unavailable at both aquatic facilities until further notice: saunas, hot tub, instructional programming, and facility rentals. For full facility schedules and more information, go to JuneauPools.org.

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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