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Beginning immediately, and until revised;

CLOSED to the public:
Mary Siah Recreation Center
Picnic shelter reservations
Pioneer Park indoor facilities & Train
Big Dipper Ice Arena
Birch Hill Recreation Area indoor facilities

OPEN for passive/limited use
Tanana Lakes Recreation Area
Chena Lake Recreation Area
Artificial Turf Fields
Outdoor Parks & Trails
Pioneer Park Open Spaces
Birch Hill Outdoor Spaces

OPEN by Reservation Only
Parks Administrative Office (459-1070 for reservation)
Hamme Pool (Register Online)
Wescott Pool (Register Online)

Please Recreate Responsibly.
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Cardboard Boat Regatta

Now Virtual!  The Cardboard Boat Regatta challenges amateur boat builders – youth and adults – to design, build and float boats made entirely of corrugated cardboard and duct tape. The crafty cardboard creations then sail (or sink!) in any body of water (lake, puddle, backyard pool, etc.) as crew teams compete for trophies and prizes.
Fairbanks Area Seniors: Take the BIGGEST LOSER CHALLENGE!

July 20th - October 30th
15 weeks of fitness & fun!

--Contestants must fill out an entry form before the contest begins.
--Contestants must participate in all weekly weigh ins (self-administered)
--FREE Virtual Exercise Classes Mondays & Fridays at 10:45am!

Contact Marya: Call 907-459-1136 or email

The Fairbanks Summer Trails Challenge is here! Starting June 15th!

The Fairbanks Trails Challenge is an all-ages, all-abilities, outdoor scavenger hunt of epic proportions! Each summer, Parks Department staff temporarily installs special signs in secret locations along a dozen or so local trails. As you search for the signs, we hope you have a chance to learn new skills, see new places, and make positive memories!
Click the icon to register for FLiP!

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Carlson Center Feasibility
The public forum was held Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 6 pm and conducted virtually through a Zoom webinar.
The objectives for this plan include evaluation of current operations and maintenance; assessment of partnerships, engagement of community, staff, and stakeholders; and development of recommendations for the best method to manage the Carlson Center.

To view the live recording of the presentation use the link below: