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StoryPath #3 | May 15-21

Juneau Parks & Recreation, Juneau Education Association, and Juneau Public Libraries bring you StoryPath to promote reading, physical activity and getting outside. Three stories—written or illustrated by talented Alaskans—will be displayed along the railing at Overstreet Park over the course of three weeks. Take a stroll and read a book! The final installment—Little Narwhal Lost—will be on display May 15-21.

Renninger Park Public Meetings | May 21 & 22

Jackie Renninger Park Master Plan process began in 2023 with a public survey and Corvus Design is ready to present the findings along with a Neighborhood Park Assessment and trends in skate parks at two public meetings, one of which is geared toward youth. Attendees will have the opportunity to design the park using a large site plan and scaled cut outs of essential park elements. What would you include in this 5-acre site? Sport courts, playground equipment, picnic shelters, trails? Join us for the interactive public meeting on Tuesday, May 21 at 6:00 p.m. at the Valley Library to help design the Jackie Renninger Park. The youth specific meeting will take place on Wednesday, May 22 at 5:30 p.m. at Zach Gordon Youth Center.

Youth Floorball Coming to Treadwell Arena

Parks & Recreation is adding Floorball to the Youth Sports lineup! Floorball that takes place at Treadwell Arena from June 3 - 26 while the ice it out. There will be two division of play: 8-10 years and 11-14 years. Players will need to attend a mandatory skills clinic on May 22 to learn some basics of the game. Then teams will have one 1-hour session each week on Monday or Wednesday evening that includes 15 minutes of skills followed by 3 12-minute periods of game play. Registration for the season opens at 8 a.m. on May 6 and costs $45 + tax. Find more information on the Floorball webpage.

Climbing Wall Volunteers Needed

The Zach Gordon Youth Center is searching for adult volunteers who can commit to 1.5 hours a week volunteering to belay kids on the climbing wall afterschool. Applicants must fill out a Park and Recreation Volunteer Application and pass a background check. Previous climbing/belay experience is preferred, but training will be provided. Call or stop by the Youth Center to pick up a volunteer application.

Registration for Youth Soccer Programs Opens on May 6

Registration for Parks & Recreation's Youth Outdoor Soccer (ages 5 to 14) and Start Smart Soccer (ages 3-4) opens Monday, May 6, at 8 a.m. Early bird registration for Youth Soccer runs through May 19 and costs $55 +tax. Starting May 20, registration costs increases to $65 +tax. Start Smart Soccer costs $40 +tax. Scholarships are available; contact Recreation Coordinator Amanda Lovejoy at [email protected] for more information.