Activity Guide Summer 2017 Essential Partners in a healthy community
What’s inside Master Plan Information
Zach Gordon Youth Center
Eagle Valley Center
Treadwell Ice Arena
Jensen Olson Arboretum
Directory General Information: Phone: 907-586-5226 Fax: 907-586-4986
Facility Numbers Zach Gordon Youth Center
Wednesday/Saturday Hike Phone: 907-586-0428
Augustus Brown Pool Phone: 907-586-0473
Non-Emergency Police Phone: 907-586-0666
Phone: 907-586-2785 Centennial Hall Phone: 907-586-0484
Adult & Youth Sports:
Treadwell Arena Ice Arena
Dimond Park Aquatic Center Vending Permits & Applications: Myiia Wahto 907-586-5308
Shelter Rental information
Phone: 907-586-2635 Phone: 907-586-0410
Kirk Duncan, P&R Director:
Parks & Landscape Phone: 364-2800 Jensen-Olson Arboretum Phone: 907-789-0139
Master Plan Information The Parks and Recreation Department is in the middle of a master planning process which will be completed in the spring of 2018 with adoption into the CBJ Comprehensive Plan. Part of the planning process was to complete a community wide survey which consisted of telephoning 516 demographically representative adult residents as well as 1100 persons looking at the website with 304 on line responses to the questionnaire. We created a document entitled “what we heard” and it is available along with the survey results at https://www.placespeak.com/uploads/4692/What_we_heard_Dec_2016.pdf Values 77% think Parks and Recreation programs and facilities are very important or somewhat important in their choice to live in Juneau 76% think afterschool programs for youth is of high and very high value to the community 77% think CBJ spends too little or the right amount on Parks and Recreation Usage Top summer activities – 53% hike, 26% fish, 21% walk, 17% swim Top winter activities – 32% hike, 19% walk, 17% swim, 17% downhill ski, 12% cross country ski Facility usage – at least one household member uses Dimond Park Aquatic Center 52% Eaglecrest Ski Area – 48% Dimond Park Fieldhouse 43% Hank Harmon Rifle Range - 39% Treadwell Ice Arena 32% Augustus Brown Pool 28% Jensen-Olson Arboretum 26% Barriers to use for: Lack of free time 30% adult, 37% youth Lack of money 17% adult, 29% youth Lack of Transportation – 5% adult, 18% youth 1
Youth Sports Ages 5-14 $55 The Juneau Parks and Recreation Department youth sports program is oriented towards providing a healthy recreational and social learning experience for children. Fun and sportsmanship are emphasized rather than competitive attitudes. The league is open to all abilities. All players will receive pre-season skills clinic instruction and a certificate of participation. The season will consist of 2 pre-season practices, games on Saturdays, and 1 practice per week, Season runs July 8September 2. Registration for our youth soccer program will run May 13-May 26. Late registration will begin on May 27 and will include a $10 late fee to the registration cost.
Divisions 5-6 Town
Practices are held at the JDHS turf field, with games on Saturday
5-6 Valley Practices are held at the Mendenhall River Community School field; games on Saturday at JDHS turf 7-8 Town
Practices are held at the JDHS turf field, with games on Saturday
7-8 Valley Practices are held at the Mendenhall River Community School field 9-10 T/V
Practices and games are held at Dzantik’I Heeni Middle School Field
11-12 T/V Practices are held on Dimond Park Field 4; games are on Saturdays at the TMHS turf 13-14 T/V Practices are held on Dimond Park Field 4; games are on Saturdays at the TMHS turf
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Youth Sports Ages 3‐4 $35 includes a t‐shirt! Start Smart Soccer is a six week, one hour per week instruc onal program that prepares children (through age 4) for the world of organized soccer without the threat of compe on or the fear of ge ng hurt. Children and the adult in their life par cipate in each session. Each child will receive a T‐shirt and a par cipant manual to keep. Parents work with their child in a suppor ve environment to learn the basic skills: kicking, dribbling, trapping, throw‐ins and agility. Start Smart’s goal is to develop a child’s basic interest in soccer, to increase their self‐confidence and to help them find success in sports, all of which can lead to a life me of con nued fitness and health.
Tuesdays, 6‐7pm May 23‐June 20 JDHS Turf Field Dress for the weather!
Juneau Soccer Club Soccer Camp 2017 “Wee” Soccer Camp
Boys & Girls ages 5-7 Choose the location that is
most convenient for
your family: Valley
Adair Kennedy Turf Field JDHS Turf Field Soccer Camp
Boys & Girls ages 7-8
Boys & Girls Ages 9-13
Adair Kennedy Turf Field
Adair Kennedy Turf Field
Zach Gordon Youth Center Camps Our ZGYC camps are for youth ages 8‐12 and designed specifically for that age group! All camps are full of ac vi es to keep kids ac ve and engaged, learn about our home, and enjoy a Juneau summer to the fullest. You can find registra on forms on our website, or you can call and we can email or fax one to you! Hike Juneau $95 Ages 8-12 June 5-9, 1:00-4:30pm Get ready to explore Juneau’s beaches and trails! Hikes may include DuPont Beach, Rainforest trail, Salmon Creek Dam and Point Bridget. Wear suitable clothing and shoes!
Bugs & Birds of Southeast $95 Ages 8-12 June 12-16, 1:00-4:30pm Come play naturalists for a week and explore the world of the different bugs & birds of Southeast Alaska! This camp will include hiking and hands-on exploration of natural around Juneau.
H2 Awesome $95 Ages 8-12 June 19-23, 1:00-4:30pm The ocean is surrounds Juneau, so why not have some fun in it! This camp will be drenched in fun activities, including water balloon fights, swimming, kayaking, fishing and much more!
Spectacular Sandcastles $95 Ages 8-12 June 26-30, 1:00-4:30pm Come enjoy adventures with sand castles! Each day we will embark on different building tasks to make some of the most extreme sand castles ever.
Exploring Eagle Valley $150 Ages 8-12 July 3-7 (no camp on July 4), 9:00am-4:30pm This is an all day camp, in which we will explore beaches, work on art projects, play capture the flag, learn survival cooking and plenty of other cool projects
Exploring the Tongass $95 Ages 8-12 July 10-14, 1:00-4:30pm In this camp, we will closely examine Juneau’s natural wonders. Explore mountains, glaciers, wetlands and ocean, all while learning about our area’s unique plants and animals. Activities include a trip to Mendenhall Glacier, a ride up the tram, fishing and more.
Zach Gordon Youth Center Exploring Eagle Valley $150 Ages 8-12 July 3-7 (no camp on July 4), 9:00am-4:30pm This is an all day camp, in which we will explore beaches, work on art projects, play capture the flag, learn survival cooking and plenty of other cool projects
Tidal Wave $95 Ages 8-12 July 17-21, 1:00-4:30pm This is all about having fun in the water! We will visit harbors, lakes, creeks, beaches, and the pool.
Up, Up & Away $95 Ages 8-12 July 31– August 4, 1:004:30pm In this camp, participants will learn about the basics of rock climbing and how to push their limits in the steeps. This camp is a great introductory class for youth that want to enjoy the challenges of climbing. Like ZGYC on Facebook!
Exploring the Tongass $95 Ages 8-12 July 10-14, 1:00-4:30pm In this camp, we will closely examine Juneau’s natural wonders. Explore mountains, glaciers, wetlands & ocean, all while learning about our area’s unique plants and animals. Activities include a trip to Mendenhall Glacier, a ride up the tram, fishing & more Awesome Arts $95 Ages 8-12 July 24-28, 1:00-4:30pm Your painting and drawing skills will be put to good use this week. You will be busy painting, creating woodwork crafts, chalk art, food art and so much more!
Gather & Harvest $95 Ages 8-12 August 7-11, 1:00-4:30pm In our last camp of the summer, as the berries are ripe and the fish are running, we will explore the edible wilds of Southeast while hiking & picnicking. Campers will learn traditional methods of harvesting as well as how to identify what is safe to eat. This camp is a partnership with Central Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska. 5
Aquatics Summer Swim League - $80 Registration begins on May 15th with two sessions to choose from! Sessions will run June 12– July 17 Dimond Park Aquatic Center league: Mondays & Wednesdays 11am-12pm Augustus Brown Pool league: Tuesdays & Thursdays 1pm-2pm
Saturday Parent/Child Classes - $42 Dimond Park Aquatic Center Registration begins June 12 June 24-August 12 (no class on July 8) Lessons will take place between 8am-11pm
Saturday Preschool/Youth Swim Lessons - $40 Augustus Brown Aquatic Center Registration begins June 12 June 24-August 12 (no class on July 8) Lessons will take place between 8am-11am
Weekday Preschool/Youth Swim Lessons - $40 Session 1 — Dimond Park Aquatic Center Registration begins June 5 June 19-June 29 (Monday-Thursday) Lessons will take place between 8am-11am Session 2 — Augustus Brown Aquatic Center Registration begins June 30 July 10-July20 (Monday-Thursday) Lessons will take place between 8am-11am Session 3 — Dimond Park Aquatic Center Registration begins July 21 July 31-August 10 (Monday-Thursday) Lessons will take place between 8am-11am
Aquatics First Aid/CPR/AED Classes The main portion of the class will cover Adult and Youth First Aid/CPR/AED. If you require pediatric CPR on your certification, you may add on that module for $20. Upon successful completion of the course, each participant will receive an American Red Cross certification that covers First Aid/CPR & AED, which is valid for 2 years. Upcoming Sessions:
April 15: Adult/Youth Certification 9am-3pm Pediatric Module: 3pm-4pm
Adult/Youth Course Registration Fee: Certification Fee: Total: Materials (optional):
May 20:Adult/Youth Certification 9am-3pm Pediatric Module: 3pm-4pm June 17: Adult/Youth Certification 9am-3pm Pediatric Module: 3pm-4pm
$95 $35 $130 $25
Pediatric Course Fee: Optional add on
Life Guard Courses Prerequisites Participants must:
Dates Monday, May 8
Be at least 15 years of age on or before the last scheduled day
Wednesday, May 10
Friday, May 12
Successfully complete the pre-course session, which includes —>
Monday, May 15
Wednesday, May 17
300 yard continuous swim (front crawl/ breast stroke)
Friday, May 19
Saturday, May 20
Tread water for 2 minutes with hands underneath armpits
Retrieval of a 10lb object from 7-10 foot depth within 1 minute, 40 seconds
Registration fee: $125 Certification fee: $35 Materials fee: $45 Total:
Adult Sports This is a great chance for adults (ages 15 and over) to get a team together with friends and participate in a sport in a friendly and recreational atmosphere. If you are an individual and do not have a team you may contact the Parks & Rec office at 586-5226 to be placed on the player pickup list. Registration takes place August 10th. Team Registration: Thursday, August 10, 2017 Team Registration at 5:15 p.m. in the Assembly Chambers, located on the main floor of the Municipal Building. No early registrations will be accepted. Late Registration: Friday, August 11, 2017 Late registration, beginning at 8:00 a.m. and ending at 4:30 p.m., at the Parks and Recreation office, located on the second floor of the Municipal Building. A $30.00 late fee per team will be charged at this time. Team Fee: $275.00 Division 1 & 2 teams. $375.00 all other divisions. Player Fee: $45.00 Minimum 7 player fees. Matches will be played at the Dzantik'i Heeni and Floyd Dryden gymnasiums. Checkout our website for the registration forms and to find out more information or call the main office at 586-5526 if you have further questions. Did you know… Over 1000 adults participate in our volleyball program! This is a great way to get out, get some exercise and make some friends!
Eagle Valley Center If you are looking to plan a business retreat, wedding or family gathering, our Eagle Valley Center is sure to meet your needs. Located in the beautiful Amalga meadows area of Juneau, EVC is just a 15 minute drive out of town. The lodge can sleep up to 12 individuals for overnights, or up to 50 for day use, and is ADA accessible with a stair lift. There are 3 bedrooms that include 3 twin bunk beds, 2 full/twin bunk beds and 1 full bed. The lodge boosts 3 bathrooms with a toilet, sink and shower in each; on the main floor, we have an ADA compliant bathroom with a toilet, sink and shower.
Day Use $250 deposit Limited to 50 people Available from 8am-5pm Minimum fee $250 per day, plus $10/person for groups over 15
Overnight Use $250 deposit Limited to 12 people Check-in time 3:00pm Check-out time 12:00pm Minimum fee $375 per night, plus $25 per person for groups over 12
Reservations can be submitted up to 6months in advance. Call 586-5226 for information on renting or setting up an appointment to tour the facility!
Treadwell Ice Arena Treadwell Arena is excited to offer roller skating this summer. Our 1st open roller skating of the season is Friday, May 12 6:30−7:30p. This event is free to the public and sponsored by a new downtown shop; Love & Matter! If your business is interested in sponsoring a free skate, contact Lauren Anderson at 586−0410.
Interested in roller hockey, roller skating or renting out Treadwell Arena for a party this summer? We will be open and available for private rentals ($105 per hour) May 8th through July 14th. & will reopen with ice Monday, August 7, 2017. Email Lauren Anderson with your summer party date requests or to find out what dates and times are available firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Centennial Hall Centennial Hall Convention Center, located in downtown Juneau, is a perfect location for you r next event. Whether you are looking for a facility to host a concert, convention, meeting, trade show or a festival, Centennial Hall can accommodate you!
Wednesday May 3, 11:30am‐2pm : Glacier Valley Rotary; Pillars of America Friday May 5 to Sunday May 7, 4‐8pm Friday, 10am‐8pm Saturday, 10am‐4:30pm Sunday : Juneau Dipsticks; Classic Car & Motorcycle Show Friday May 19 to Sunday May 21, 12‐5pm Friday, 15 to 6pm Saturday, 12‐6pm Sunday: Capital City Quilters Guild Quilt Show Saturday May 20, 7:30pm‐10pm : Juneau Jazz & Classics; Richard Thompson Concert Sunday May 28, 10pm‐2:17am : Parents for a Safe Graduation; Safe Graduation
Saturday June 3, 10am‐5pm : Goldbelt; Annual Shareholder event Saturday June 17, 7pm‐12am: SEAGLA Glitz
Monday July 10, 5‐8pm: LOVE INC; Amy Grant Concert h p://www.juneau.org/centennial/
Field Rentals Parks & Recreation has softball and baseball complexes, as well as individual fields, available to the public. Are you looking to have a pickup game of soccer? We can accommodate you! Softball, baseball or kickball? We’ve got you covered! Fields are available for public rental May 1-September 30 Softball Fields
Adult— Dimond Park 1, 2, 3, 4
Lena Loop Fields 1 & 2
Adult— Savikko Park 3, 4
A’antiyeik Fields 1 & 2
Youth— Melvin Park 2, 3
Youth— DHMS Field 2
Adair Kennedy Turf field
Melvin Park 1
Savikko Field 1
Adair Kennedy Field 1
Mendenhall River (beginning July)
Mendenhall River Fields 1 & 2
Dimond Park 4 (beginning July 20)
Glacier Valley Fields 1 & 2
DHMS field (beginning July)
DHMS Field 1
Fee Information 01-9 hours
$24/hr. + tax
Adair Kennedy Turf Field
$20/hr. + tax
Field Lighting Fee: $35/day
$16/hr. + tax
$14/hr. + tax
$25/hr. + tax
Shelter & Pavilion Rentals
Looking for a location to hold a celebration, party or family gathering? Parks & Recreation has just the spot at any one of our Pavilions/Shelters listed below. Shelter reservations are available between from April 7 through September 10, 2017. No reservations are needed to use our shelters beginning September 11, 2017 during this fall/winter period. During this time shelters are available on a first‐come, first‐served basis. All shelters are $25/hr. + tax For availability, call the front oﬃce at 586‐5226 Twin Lakes Shelter (lower shelter near parking lot)
Riverside Rotary Park
3479 Glacier Highway
3300 Riverside Dr.
Pioneer Pavilion Shelter
John Caouette Memorial Cabin
121 Savikko Road
3479 Glacier Highway, near Twin Lakes
Savikko Park Shelter #1 (Nearest to the parking lot)
Savikko Park Shelter # 2 (log cabin at Sandy Beach)
End of Savikko Road, Douglas
End of Savikko Road, Douglas
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We also have equipment you can rent for your shelter get‐togethers. We have bocce ball, volleyball, croquet, badminton, and horse shoes! Equipment is $15/day, with a $25 deposit