Juneau Pools: Augustus Brown Swimming Pool (AGB) and Dimond Park Aquatic Center (DPAC) will end reservations and resume drop-in recreation on January 19 with a maximum capacity of 50 for DPAC and 30 for AGB. The fitness area, locker rooms, and showers are open. Sauna, hot tub, slides, and play features remain closed; no group programs or lessons will be offered.
Treadwell Arena: Open skates will be every Friday 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. beginning January 22. Reservations are required. Maximum capacity on the ice is 20; maximum capacity in the building is 50.
Zach Gordon Youth Center: Maximum capacity increases to 35.
Summer shelter reservations open Monday, January 25 at 8 a.m. Summer shelter reservations are available April 15 – September 15 and cost $25 per hour plus tax. New this year: reserve a summer shelter online here starting Monday. Summer shelter reservations can still be made in person at the Parks & Recreation main office in City Hall, although registering online offers a greater chance of securing your desired date and time. Masks and social distancing are required for in-person service at City Hall.
Starting February 1, Parks & Recreation will begin accepting emailed, faxed, or mailed summer reservations; this form can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, mailed to Parks & Recreation, 155 S. Seward St. Juneau, AK 99801, or faxed to 586-4589.
Treadwell Arena will be offering open skates to the public every Friday 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. beginning January 22. Reservations are required and open each Monday at noon for the that weeks open skate. Register for your spot here. Please note: admission to open skate costs $5 and payment is taken during online registration. Maximum capacity on the ice is 20; maximum capacity in the building is 50. Please only reserve space for individuals who will be ice skating.
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.
Remember the classic board game Clue? Try the DIY Parks & Recreation edition that takes place on the trails and discover who the suspect is, what weapon was used, and the location of the ‘crime.’ Solve the mystery, make an accusation, and be entered into a drawing! Game #1 of the 3-game series takes place on the path at Twin Lakes January 22-24. Find all the details – how to play, getting a Clue Card, and winning fun prizes – at bit.ly/juneauclue.
Amalga Cabin, which overlooks Eagle Harbor, is an easy 15-minute walk from the Eagle Valley Center and connects to the Boy Scout Beach trail. Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis and can be made up to three months in advance; every night at midnight the next available day opens for reservation. Cost is $75/day plus tax. Guests may reserve a maximum of three consecutive days. Use of the cabin is by reservation only.
Construction was made possible by dozens of volunteers, CCC crews, and CBJ staff. Major funding for the project was provided by the Juneau Park Foundation and the Rasmuson Foundation. More details on Amalga Cabin, including rental rules, how to get there, what to bring, are available on the Amalga Cabin webpage.
Easier online access to all things Juneau Parks & Recreation starts NOW with our new online registration system, CivicRec! Through CivicRec, you can reserve shelters and equipment online today; soon you will be able to register for sports and activities, purchase pool and Treadwell Arena memberships, and – just after the New Year – reserve our brand new Amalga Cabin located in Amalga Meadows Park. The new system will also allow you to have your entire family on one account.
If you had an account with our old system, eTrak, your CivicRec account might already be created. Try logging onto your new CivicRec account by using your email and your eTrak password. If you are new to us, simply create a new account. If you need assistance logging into your account or setting up a new one, call 586-0424 or 586-0426 Monday to Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm.
Unfortunately, the 2021 Coed Volleyball season has been cancelled. We look forward to returning to the court as soon as it is safe to do so. Thank you for understanding.
Five months, two facilities, all-you-can-swim, for only $99? Yes, please! The Winter Pass is back and allows the pass holder to swim at both Dimond Park Aquatics Center and Augustus Brown Pool between December 1 and April 30. They can be purchased at either facility from December 1 to February 1. Both pools are open on a reservation system and your space can be reserved here. NOTE: With such a screaming deal, the Winter Pass is not eligible for extensions due to COVID closures. All Winter Passes expire on May 1, 2021.
The survey results were favorable and the many positive comments have inspired us to continue the joke hotline into the New Year. Jokes will be updated by 10:00 a.m. every weekday, Monday through Friday. Call 907-586-0428 for a clean, sometimes goofy, and oftentimes corny, joke! We are always on the lookout for new jokes, you can submit yours at bit.ly/jokehotline. Maybe our volunteers will choose yours next!
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.