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Si’t Tuwan Park Public Meeting on September 23

CBJ Parks & Recreation and Corvus Design will host an outdoor barbeque and public meeting about improvements to Si't Tuwan Park (Beside the Glacier Park) on Saturday, September 23 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The park is located on the corner of Threadneedle Street and Kanat'a Deyi Street by Thunder Mountain.

Drop by the park for free barbeque, games, prizes, and the chance to provide input on park and playground improvements. This is a great opportunity to share what you like about the park and what you'd like to see changed or improved.

Mapping of the park has been completed and it is anticipated that improvements to the park will occur in 2024-2025.

Registration for Fall Swim Lessons Opens September 18

Dimond Park Aquatic Center will offer several swim lesson sessions this fall for preschool & youth age groups. Each session lasts five weeks with eight lessons in total.

Registration will open on Monday, September 18 at noon. To register, visit the Parks & Recreation online registration catalog and click on the Juneau Pools tab. Registrations will not be taken over the phone, in person, or in advance. All classes cost $80 (tax included) for 8 lessons.

Swimmers must be evaluated for swimming skills by DPAC staff before they are able to register for classes at Levels 2, 3, and 4. All swimmers interested in registering for upper-level classes are invited to the Swim Lessons Exposition on Sunday, September 17 any time between 3 – 4 p.m. Evaluations will take less than ten minutes per child in the pool.

Please note that swimmers who took lessons at DPAC in May, June or July 2023 do not need to attend the Lessons Exposition. Children with little or no water experience should enroll in Level 1 classes and do not need to be evaluated.

Lessons are thirty minutes long and take place Monday and Wednesday evenings. Classes are offered between 3 p.m. and 6:20 p.m.; see the registration portal for a detailed schedule.

  • Session 1: October 2 – October 30 (no class on October 18)
  • Session 2: November 13 – December 11 (no class on November 22)

Preschool classes are open to children ages 3-5 and youth classes to ages 6-12. Classes are limited in ratio based on the age of the students. See the Juneau Pools website for complete class level descriptions.

Family Fun Night at the Field House - Next Event: September 22

AEYC-SEA and Parks & Recreation are bringing Family Fun Nights to the Dimond Park Field House this fall. Bring the young ones to run and play indoors as the daylight begins to shorten and the fall weather sets in.

Family Fun Night will take place 5 – 6:30 p.m. on the following Fridays: September 22; October 6 and 20; November 3 and 17; and December 8. Although this event is designed for families with young children ages 0-6, older siblings are also welcome. Toys will be set out for play and no registration is required—just show up full of energy, sign in at the door, and have some fun!

Walk Southeast 2024 Reminder Email List

If you're so excited you can't wait for next year's Walk Southeast, join the mailing list by filling out this quick form! When we get ready to launch registration in April 2024, you'll be among the first to know. 

Dive-In Movie | The Little Mermaid (PG, 2023)

The Movie in the Park program is going next-level: a floating screen, inner tubes, and a newly released movie at the pool presented by Glacier Pediatrics! Experience The Little Mermaid (PG, 2023) at the Dimond Park Aquatic Center on September 29. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show begins at 6:45 p.m. Space is limited to 100 guests and regular pool admission applies (pool passes are accepted).

Join Olympic Gold Medalist Scott Hamilton and Raise Money for Cancer Research

Starting now, join local skaters to Sk8 to Elimin8 Cancer™ and help raise money for cancer research through the Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation (CARES) and Juneau's Cancer Connection. Figure skating and Olympic gold medalist Scott Hamilton has partnered with CBJ Parks & Recreation's Treadwell Arena for a peer-to-peer fundraising effort to support CARES Foundation's research and Cancer Connection, a grassroots non-profit organization working to assist Alaskans living with cancer.

We'll celebrate our success with a fun-filled weekend of special events September 29 – October 1, including a Remembrance Walk, 3 v 3 youth hockey, adult pond hockey, open skate, and a skating show featuring local and elite skaters emceed by Scott Hamilton. Everyone in Juneau—skater or not—is invited to take part and join a community-wide effort to make a difference for those living with cancer.

Jackie Renninger Pipeline Skate Park Survey Open Through Sep. 29

All Juneau residents are invited to take a quick online survey about Jackie Renninger Pipeline Skate Park. What do you like to do at the park? What do you wish you could do? Take the survey to help Parks & Recreation understand how the park can best serve the Juneau community. This survey is the first step in a public outreach process to understand how the community currently uses this park and to gauge interest in additional facilities or services. Further opportunities for feedback and input will be available throughout the process. The survey is open through September 29.

Parent & Tot Ice Skating Lessons

Treadwell Arena is offering Parent & Tot lessons that focus on the fun and basics of ice skating. The cost is $15.75 for 1 adult and 1 tot (age 5 and under) and includes skate rental (the smallest size is toddler 8) and helmets. Lessons take place every other Sunday from 2:45 to 3:45 p.m. Check the schedule to find the next available date.

Youth Indoor Soccer Registration Now Open

Parks & Recreation’s youth indoor soccer (ages 5 to 14) registration opened on Monday, August 14. Starting August 28, registration costs increased to $65. The season runs from October through December. Generally, kids will practice one night a week, Monday through Friday between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Games will take place on Saturdays between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

There are still spots available in the Divisions 7-8 Town and Valley Girls, 9-10 Valley Girls and Coed, 11-14 Coed.

Register online (look under “Youth & Teen”). Scholarships are available; contact Recreation Coordinator Amanda Lovejoy at (907) 586-2635 ext. 4156 or [email protected] for more information.

Parks & Recreation Offering Signing Bonus for Critical Positions

Effective immediately, the City & Borough of Juneau Parks & Recreation Department is offering hiring bonuses ranging from $1,500 to $5,000 for critical hard-to-fill positions at Juneau Pools, Zach Gordon Youth Center, and Shéiyi Xaat Hít / Spruce Root House Youth Shelter.

Eligible positions currently include: Full-time Lifeguard, $2000; Shéiyi Xaat Hít Youth Development Leader, $2000; Zach Gordon Youth Center Supervisor, $5000.

Additional positions will be posted soon. Employees must meet certain conditions to receive the full bonus, such as successful completion of a probation period or a designated length of service. See job listings for details.

Savikko Park Improvements Project Begins May 10

CBJ and Admiralty Construction will begin work on the Savikko Park Improvements Project on Wednesday, May 10. Work is expected to continue into August. The project will include drainage improvements in and around the shelters, replacement of playground equipment and safety surfacing, installation of new street and area lighting, construction of accessible parking stalls, and other miscellaneous work.

The Log Cabin Shelter will be closed for use beginning July 10 and will remain closed through August 15. Some portions of the parking lot may be closed to parking during the project. Pedestrian access to the shelters, public restroom, Treadwell Mine Historic Trail, and beach areas will be maintained but may have alternative routing at times. Please follow all traffic control signage and pedestrian detours within the project area.

Savikko Fields 3 & 4 Closed April 28 Until Further Notice

Savikko Fields 3 & 4 will close this Friday, April 28 as Admiralty Construction prepares to plant grass turf on both fields. Due to work involving field preparation and grass seed planting, the fields will be closed until further notice. CBJ will provide a public update when the work is complete.

Augustus Brown Pool Renovations

The Augustus G. Brown Swimming Pool closed for major renovations starting 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 fi