Welcome to Parks & Recreation
Trucks N’ Stuff is back! Bring the kids to Dimond Park on Saturday, August 13 from 2 – 5 p.m. for a fun afternoon of climbing in police cars, excavators, a helicopter and more. This is a free event in conjunction with the Month of Play and participants can receive a stamp in their Passport to Play. Once submitted, each successfully completed activity in the Passport is worth one ticket in the prize drawing that take will place at the conclusion of the Month of Play.
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!
Parks & Recreation will be presenting the draft Master Plan for the Montana Creek Recreation Area at a public meeting on Wednesday, August 10 at 5:30 p.m. in a zoom webinar. Questions will be addressed at the conclusion of the presentation and public comments will be accepted via email to email@example.com through 5 p.m. on September 5. Join the webinar here. More information regarding the project - the project area map, the survey report, an online GIS resource data base, and existing community plans in the area – can be found on the project webpage.
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.
Registration for Men’s & Women’s Volleyball is open August 1-11. Registration can be done online or in-person at the Parks & Recreation office during business hours. Team fees are $300 for Division 1 & 2 and $400 for all other divisions, the player fee increases to $50. Players register individually while the team manager registers the team and completes the Roster/Classification sheet which must be turned in by August 11 to avoid the late fee. Late registration is Friday, August 12 only and the $50 late fee will apply.
League play begins September 6 for the 10-week season that concludes with a post-season tournament in November. More information can be found on the Men’s and Women’s Volleyball 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.
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
August 9 at 5:30 p.m.