The Department is seeking public comments on a proposal to close a portion of Montana Creek Road to motorized vehicles during winter months. The department is accepting public comment through this submission form until September 30.
The proposal was made by members of the public and the Juneau Nordic Ski Club. If approved, Montana Creek Road would be closed to motorized vehicles November 1 through April 1, extending from the gate by the Hank Harmon Rifle Range to the end of the road. Though Parks & Recreation customarily locks the gate on November 1, motorized vehicles are currently allowed. Submit public comments on the proposal here. For more information and background on the proposal, go to its project page.
Please note, comments previously submitted to Parks & Rec will be considered and there’s no need to resubmit them.
Twin Lakes Closed to Swimming
Twin Lakes is closed to swimming until further notice due to a high fecal bacteria test sample. The Parks and Recreation Department samples the water at Twin Lakes on a weekly basis and the last results came back with a high count. Due to this, it is highly recommended that people and pets do not swim in the lakes.
Augustus Brown Pool will reopen September 8 offering additional recreational swimming hours for community users. Find the current aquatics schedule here. Both Augustus Brown Pool and Dimond Park Aquatic Center will operate under phase III of their reopening plan allowing a maximum capacity of 50 patrons in the facility, drop-in recreational swimming, and access to the locker and family changing rooms. Read the Juneau Pool FAQs for more information on phase III. For questions, please call 586.2782.
Although the front door is closed, the Parks & Recreation office remains open to assist with emails, faxes and phone calls during regular business hours. Give us a call at 907-586-5226 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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.
Flume Trail Closed
Alaska Light & Power has closed the Flume Trail for the final phase of the rebuild project. The trail will be CLOSED to the public until work is complete at the end of September. To ensure everyone’s safety, please observe all notices and stay clear of all closed areas.