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IT'S BACK! View the 2021 Winter Activity Guide now! The guide is clickable & interactive. Whether you’re looking for ways to spend time with your family and friends, or you’re trying to stay active over the winter months, this guide has what you’re looking for! 
Full findings report available NOW! The Public Final Presentation of the Carlson Center Feasibility Study is available for download or streaming. 

The Fairbanks North Star Borough Parks & Recreation Department conducted a Feasibility Study for the management of the Carlson Center to identify community needs. Other objectives included an evaluation of current facility operations and maintenance; assessment of FNSB Parks and Recreation; assessment of partnerships, engagement of community, staff, stakeholders; and development of recommendations for the best method to manage the Carlson Center. This project was led by GreenPlay, LLC, with survey and data work done by RRC Associates.

Your one-stop source for current winter trail conditions for cross-country skiing, snowmachining, fat-tire biking, snowshoeing, ice skating and walking in the Fairbanks North Star Borough.

Our team updates the winter trail conditions report weekly on Thursdays at 11AM throughout the winter season. 

It's a special Mess Makers in a Box open to ALL AGES! This Holiday Treat Box contains 3 recipes, 3 crafts, and more valentine fun! Registration for the Valentine's Treat Box opens on Friday, January 29th. There are 50 spaces available. 
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Wondering what to do over the long winter? Parks and Recreation is the answer! A twist on the popular summer Play Passport, this program brings you a ‘bucket list’ of fun activities and events to do in and around Fairbanks during wintertime.

Program runs December 18th -March 19th.  Pick up your passport at the Big Dipper Ice Arena on or after December 18th. Passports will be available for contactless pick up. 
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