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ACTIVITY GUIDE

FAIRBANKS NORTH STAR BOROUGH PARKS & RECREATION

SUMMER - JUNE 2020

UPDATE

FOR MORE DETAILS ON ANY OF THE INFORMATION LISTED IN THIS GUIDE OR TO REGISTER FOR PROGRAMS, PLEASE CALL (907) 459-1070 OR VISIT PARKS.FNSB.US. This activity guide is published for information purposes only. Please check our

We miss you! Fairbanks North Star Borough Parks and Recreation is working hard planning for the return of recreation facilities and programming while adhering to state and public health guidance.

website for the most up-to-date event schedules, program details and the latest changes to this activity guide. Some program information may have changed after publication. The online version is available for download at: http://parks.fnsb.us.

FNSB Parks and Recreation preserves and creates an inclusive community culture...

The following facilities/services are currently CLOSED to the public: Wescott Pool Mary Siah Recreation Center Big Dipper Ice Arena Pioneer Park indoor facilities & Train Picnic Shelter reservations The following facilities are OPEN for passive/limited use: Tanana Lakes Recreation Area Chena Lake Recreation Area Outdoor parks and trails Pioneer Park open spaces Artificial Turf Fields Boat rentals at Chena Lake

...by providing places and programs designed to enrich the quality of life!

The following facilities are OPEN for limited use by reservation: Parks & Recreation Administrative Office - 459-1070 Hamme  Pool - register online for use, fees apply. Be advised that many of these facilities do not have restrooms. Facility status is being evaluated on a daily basis and subject to change. Please keep in mind our staffing and resources are limited due to COVID-19 mandate requirements and we are responding as quickly as possible to changing mandates and guidelines.

FAIRBANKS NORTH STAR BOROUGH

PARKS & RECREATION Main Office: 1920 Lathrop Street, Fairbanks, AK Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM —5:00 PM Website: http://parks.fnsb.us Phone: (907) 459-1070


EVENTS & PROGRAMS

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des a fee inclu , craft, t i k s e r s'mo yoga g n i p m ca , activity story, campfire and a delivery, surprise!

THE GREAT AT-HOME

CAMPING

ADVENTURE Have an adventure under the stars...or in your family room! we'll provide the fun activities and supplies for the night, delivered right to your door!

CAMP OUT DATES: FRI JUNE 26 OR SAT JUNE 27!

FAIRBANKS CHALLENGE

FIND AND SHARE AT LEAST TEN OF THE TRAILS AND WIN THIS YEAR’S TRAILBLAZER AWARD! "Junior Trailblazer” awards for kids under 10 years old —find at least 5 trails!* Follow the fun and updates on the FNSB Parks and Recreation Facebook Page. SUMMER TRAILS GUIDE and DETAILED MAPS available at PARKS.FNSB.US Call the Trails Office at FNSB Parks at 459-7401 for more info or email parks@fnsb.us

MID JUNE - SEPTEMBER 30

HOW MANY TRAILS CAN YOU FIND THIS SUMMER?


EVENTS & PROGRAMS

The Fairbanks North Star Borough Virtual Summer Camp program is an exciting chance for children ages 5 to 13 to have a fun-filled summer! Campers engage in arts & crafts, outdoor adventures, snack making, STEM activities, and more all from the safety and comfort of their own home. Pick up your summer camp weekly pack at our main office (inside the Big Dipper Ice Arena) the Wednesday, Thursday or Friday before the camp you selected camp begins. Because of the facility closure in

$25.00 per week That’s only $5 per day!

place, please call 907-459-1070 when you are parked in our parking lot. Once we confirm your registration, one of our staff will bring your summer camp supplies out to you. Our office hours are M - F 8am - 5pm. If

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email lauren.eck@fnsb.us.  It’s a whole summer of fun for just $5 per camper per day! Sign up for just one week or join us for all sessions. There is a limit of 40 campers per week. Preference is given to Fairbanks North Star Borough Residents (this includes North Pole and Ft. Wainwright!).  For more information,

Each week includes: A unique theme 2-3 hours of activities each day Virtual “How To” videos from our fun camp staff

ALL THE SUPPLIES YOU NEED!

please email lauren.eck@fnsb.us or call (907) 459-1070.

SUMMER CAMP THEMES: June 8 - June 12: All Things Bugs June 15 - June 19: Superheroes June 22 - June 26: Island Fiesta June 29 - July 3: Party in the USA July 6 - July 10: Adventure Time *more to be announced


EVENTS & PROGRAMS

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PARTICIPANTS CAN ENTER THE CHALK YOUR WALK CONTEST BY DECORATING THEIR SIDEWALKS OR DRIVEWAYS WITH CHALK. CHALK YOUR WALK FEATURES FOUR THEME DIVISIONS (NATURE & OUTDOORS, MEDIA - COMICS, MOVIES, CHARACTERS, CORONAVIRUS, AND CREATIONS INVOLVING PEOPLE). SEE BELOW FOR EXAMPLES OF EACH THEME. ALL AGES ARE WELCOME TO PARTICIPATE AND FAMILIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO WORK TOGETHER ON THEIR ART PIECE. WHETHER YOU ARE AN EXPERT, AMATEUR OR BEGINNER ARTIST, THIS EVENT IS FOR YOU!

EVERY MONDAY NIGHT AT 6PM! FNSB Parks and Recreation is hosting FREE Virtual Trivia Nights every Monday evening at 6:00PM in June! Join our hosts in what is sure to be a night of great competition. Who knows, you may even be crowned winner! Trivia Nights last an estimated 30-45 minutes.  We’re bringing you categories such as: Pop Culture, History, Movies & Music, and Geography. Each game will have 5 rounds with 5 questions each round increasing in difficulty, so all ages are welcome to play!

ZOOM ACCOUNT REQUIRED TO PLAY


NEW & UPDATES FNSB'S PIONEER PARK 2020 SCHEDULE & EVENT CANCELLATIONS For over 50 years, Pioneer Park has been the center for community gatherings through events, and activities as we told the story of Interior Alaska. This includes annual events such as Memorial Day and July 4th ceremonies, as well as smaller events like Military Appreciation Day. Each of these annual events are get-togethers things that the community looks forward to. With the need to be good stewards and follow the health mandates as issued by Governor Mike Dunleavy due to COVID-19, Pioneer Park announces that it will not hold any large-scale community events, nor will it operate the Whiskey Island and Crooked Creek Railroad during summer 2020. Pioneer Park Manager Donnie Hayes said, "This has been a hard decision as we tried to imagine how to keep the community and employees safe while following the social distancing and hygiene guidelines. During this time, our staff will use this time to focus on maintenance projects that will allow us to look forward to 2021 and make it one of the best years yet." Pioneer Park's staff will focus its attention on the general upkeep of the Park, railroad maintenance projects, a new roof on the Palace Theater, and many other small projects to beautify our gem in the center of the Golden Heart City. The public is invited to safely recreate here and support the many small businesses, museums and non-profits who call Pioneer Park home.

HAMME POOL IS OPEN! Hamme Pool is accepting reservations for Lap Swim & Water Walking! There is no cost to reserve a spot, but you will be required to pay when you arrive at the pool - $4.00 per Youth/Senior, $6.00 per Adult. Locker rooms are not available - Shower before arriving and come in your swim suit. All patrons shall wear a face covering when not in the water. Patrons will be screened at the front desk. Walk in use is not available at this time. Please limit requests to one time slot per day.

VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO RESERVE A TIME TO SWIM!

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CLUE 2: PARKS AND RECREATION MURDER MYSTERY COMING JULY 10TH!

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Thank you to all who participated in our first ever park-wide Murder Mystery game. On Friday, July 10th, we invite you to use your sleuth and prowess once again to collect definitive proof of the murderer, murder weapon and crime location. Check our website for details and download the game board starting July 3rd.

ADDITIONAL INFO HTTP://PARKS.FNSB.US Visit out website for a complete facility list, locations of parks and playgrounds, trail maps, calendar of events, department policies, rules and forms, and additional program information.

Sign up for our Parks and Recreation Newsletter and FLiP program. A fun way to know about all the events happening in your parks and facilities! Receive VIP access to various park events and special coupons in our monthly enewsletter! Sign up online at http://parks.fnsb.us or at the Parks and Recreation office in the Big Dipper Ice Arena.

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