Welcome to Parks & Recreation
All Juneau 3rd Graders skate for free at Treadwell Arena! To skate for free, first log in to your Parks & Recreation account and make sure your child’s current grade is included in their profile. Then register online for any public skate – Open Skate, Family Skate, Stick N’ Puck, or Pond Hockey – and use discount code 3rdpass at checkout. The 3rd Grade Pass includes skate rental and is good for the entire 2022-2023 season.
Juneau Park Foundation, SAIL, Discovery Southeast, and Parks & Recreation are teaming up to bring Community Day to Amalga Meadows Park on Saturday, August 20 from 12 – 3 p.m. Activities include lawn games at the Eagle Valley Center, SAIL’s Challenge Course, a hot dog lunch, and an educational nature walk. All activities are free! Please note: SAIL’s Challenge Course is first-come, first-served and the educational walk is from 1 – 2:30 p.m.
The 2022 Month of Play is our way of thanking the community with free activities all month long! The fun begins with the Movie in the Park on Saturday, July 30 and continues with Trucks N’ Stuff on August 13, Community Day on August 20, and the Passport to Play all month long. The Passport to Play is full of 12 do-it-yourself activities including free admission for the participant and up to two guardians to various CBJ facilities. For each activity successfully completed, the holder will earn one ticket for a prize drawing that includes a one-night stay at the Eagle Valley Center, pool passes, ice time, and more. Passports can be obtained beginning August 1 at the Parks & Recreation office or online at the Month of Play website and must be submitted by August 31 to be entered into the drawing. Find everything you need here. Explore. Play. Win!
Early bird registration for Boys & Girls Indoor Soccer opens at noon on August 15 and costs $55. The fee increases to $65 on August 29. Indoor Soccer is for youth ages 5-14 with division for both boys and girls in each age division. Every effort will be made to keep the genders split, but divisions and areas may be combined if numbers are low. The season begins mid-October and runs through mid-December. More information can be found on the Indoor Soccer webpage.
August Hours at Dimond Park Field House
Due to an ongoing shortage of staff to operate the facility, the Dimond Park Field House will be closed on Mondays and Fridays for the month of August. The track and Turf for Tots will be open to the public Tuesday through Thursday from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The Field House currently has a number of positions available, including a Recreation Programs Supervisor and multiple Recreation Aides. Anyone interested in applying for these positions is encouraged to contact Parks & Recreation at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recreation Aides are needed to supervise Dimond Park Field House and Mount Jumbo Gym during private rentals and birthday parties. Starting pay is $13.43-$14.35 hourly depending on qualifications. Applications must be emailed to Lauren Verrelli (Dimond Park Field House) or Dave Pusich (Mount Jumbo Gym) or delivered to the our office at 155 S. Seward St. during normal business hours. For more information on the positions, please contact Lauren or Dave at 907-586-5226.
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. For more information on the project, contact AWARE at 907-586-6623.
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.
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.
August 4 at 5:30 p.m.
Jensen-Olson Arboretum Advisory Board
August 10 at 5:15 p.m.
Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee
September 6 at 5:30 p.m.
Youth Activities Board
September 13 at 5:30 p.m.