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Youth Pride Party | 3-6pm, June 29th

Come to the Zach Gordon Youth Center on Saturday, June 29th for our 5th annual Youth Pride Party! Join us for free goodies, door prizes, face painting, food, karaoke, tie-dye, and much more! Bring your friends and we'll see you there!

Registration for Start Smart Tennis Opens June 17

Registration for Parks & Recreation’s Start Smart Tennis (ages 5-7) opens Monday, June 17, at noon. The program costs $40 plus tax and includes a Start Smart t-shirt. Register online under "Youth & Teen." Registration is first come, first served. All registrations received after the session is full will be placed on a waitlist.

For more information, visit the program website, or contact Recreation Coordinator Eric Moots at [email protected] or (907) 586-2635.

Movie in the Park | June 27

We’re closing up the ‘cement season’ at Treadwell Arena with a movie during the final night of roller skating. Brink (TV-G), presented by Xentropa Services, will begin at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 27. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. You can skate and watch for $5 or enjoy the show from the bleachers for free. To skate, participants must provide their own, rentals are not available. Acceptable skates include roller skates, derby skates, in-line skates, and speed skates.

Summer Swim Lesson Registration is Open

Summer swim lesson registration is open through the Parks & Rec registration catalog for Parent Tot (6 months–3 years, with an adult), Preschool (3-5 years), and Youth (6-12 years). Registrations will not be taken over the phone or in person. Each session costs $70-80 depending on the number of classes in the session and classes are available at both Dimond Park Aquatic Center and Augustus G. Brown Swimming Pool. For more information including available classes, schedules, and locations, go to the Juneau Pools tab in the registration catalog.

Please be aware that swimmers must meet the registration prerequisites to register for any classes beyond Level 1. Swimmers who have not attended a Juneau Pools swim lesson placement session or passed the preceding class within the last six months will not be able to register for upper level classes.  If you would like to schedule swim lesson level placement testing for your child, please contact us at 907-586-0839 x4148.

Weekly Roller Skating at Treadwell Arena

Dust off your roller skates! Beginning May 23, roller skating is happening at Treadwell Arena every Thursday evening from 6 – 7 p.m. Skate nights will continue through June 27. The cost is $5/person and rental skates are not available, participants must provide their own. Acceptable skates include roller skates, derby skates, inline skates, and speed skates.

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.