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FAIRBANKS NORTH STAR BOROUGH PARKS AND RECREATION

FALL 2021

ACTIVITY GUIDE

HALLOWEEN TRICK OR TREAT TOWN 2021

FNSB TAKES OVER MANAGEMENT OF THE CARLSON CENTER

MAKE A SPLASH!

Details Inside!

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

Fairbanks North Star Borough Parks & Rec

FNSB_Parks_and_Rec FNSB Parks and Recreation

IN THIS GUIDE COVID - 19 Information

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Aquatics

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Toddler, Youth & Family

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Special Events

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Senior Recreation

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Adaptive Recreation

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Pioneer Park

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Facilities & Rec Areas

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Outdoor Recreation

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Library Programs

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Community Resources

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OUR MISSION

HEAR FROM US


WE WANT YOUR

BEST SHOT!

JOIN US

VISIT US

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THANK YOU SUMMER FOR ATTENDING FNSB PARKS & RECREATION'S

SUMMER TRAILS CHALLENGE

PUBLIC LIBRARY FARMERS MARKET

FINDING BIGFOOT

EVENTS! YOUTH DISC GOLF

ICE CREAM BIKE RIDE

TANANA LAKES POP-UP

PARK PLAY DAYS

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COVI D - 1 9 I N FORM ATI ON

COVID-19 INFORMATION SAFETY MEASURES BEING TAKEN

REMINDERS FOR THE OUTDOORS

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Helmets required

Obstacle course Games Fun races Clinics Trail rides


A MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR

MAYOR'S WELCOME

Bryce Ward

Fairbanks North Star Borough Mayor

STAFF

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FEATURED STORIES

ACTIVITIES AND PROGRAMS

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FEATURED STORIES

T C E J O R P Parks & Rec continues to improve and expand its parks, trails and facilities

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AQUATICS

AQUATICS FEES Single Admission

10 Punch Pass

1 Year Pass

3 Month Pass

Youth

$4.00

Youth

$36.00

Youth

$88.00

Youth

$320.00

Adult

$6.00

Adult

$54.00

Adult

$132.00

Adult

$500.00

Senior

$4.00

Senior

$36.00

Senior

$88.00

Senior

$240.00

ADA (with ID)

$3.00

ADA (with ID)

$27.00

ADA (with ID)

$66.00

Household

$18.00

Household

$165.00

Household

$240.00

Showers

$4.00

Showers

$36.00

Showers

$88.00

Showers (Senior/ADA) $2.00

Showers (Senior/ADA) $18.00

Showers (Senior/ADA) $44.00

*Household is 2 adults and 3 youth, additional members will be charged the group rate. **The above prices do not include 5.5% North Pole sales tax for Wescott Pool. ***Fees subject to change July 1, 2022.

GENERAL POOL RULES Listen to the lifeguards. All swimmers must take a complete shower, including hair. Walk, don’t run. Rough horseplay, foul language and fighting are not permitted. Please put your gum in the trash. No food or drink is allowed in the locker rooms or pool deck. No resting on or swimming over the lane lines or safety ropes. Children age 5 and over, must dress in their same-sex locker room. If you would rather your child didn’t go through the locker room alone, ask a Lifeguard about alternatives. The pool is for aquatic activities only. Harassing or unwelcome behavior that results in multiple complaints could result in loss of facility privileges. No aquatic instruction is allowed during open or lap swim times except by certified pool staff or with prior parental consent. The use of photographic equipment or imaging devices is prohibited in the locker rooms and rest rooms. Video Recording or photography of any kind elsewhere within this facility must be approved by the facility or event manager.

CLOSURES *ALL POOLS* September 6 - Labor Day October 18 - Alaska Day November 11 - Veteran's Day November 25 & 26 - Thanksgiving December 23- 25 - Christmas

WESCOTT POOL SWIM MEET CLOSURES October 15 - Closed All Day December 11 - Closed All Day

HAMME POOL SWIM MEET CLOSURES August 20 - Closed 4:30pm - 9pm August 27 - Closed 4:30pm - 9pm August 28 - Closed All Day September 3 - Closed 4:30pm - 9pm September 4 - Closed All Day September 17 - Closed 4:30pm - 9pm October 8 - Closed 4:30pm - 9pm October 9 - Closed All Day October 22 - Closed 4:30pm - 9pm Oct 23 & 24 - Closed All Day Oct 28 & 29 - Closed 4:30pm - 9pm October 30 - Closed All Day November 6 - Closed All Day December 3 - Closed 4:30pm - 9pm Dec 4 & 5 - Closed All Day

For more information on FNSB Parks and Recreation Aquatics Programs or Facilities, call (907) 459-1070.

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MARY SIAH POOL

WESCOTT POOL AQUATICS 11


AQUATICS

HAMME POOL

Prizes! July 6th - September 30th Earn an entry each class you attend!

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SWIMMING LESSONS AQUATICS

Sign up for swim lessons at parks.fnsb.us!

PARENT AND CHILD AQUATICS

DATES

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LOCATION

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Ages 3 years - 6 years

AQUATICS

PRESCHOOL AQUATICS

Gives young children about ages 4 and 5 a positive, developmentally appropriate aquatic learning experience that emphasizes water safety, survival and foundational swimming concepts. Skills are age-appropriate, helping participants achieve success on a regular basis while in a class environment with their peers. DATES

DAY (S)

TIME

10:00AM 10:45AM 10:00AM 10:45AM 10:00AM 10:45AM

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Tues & Thurs Tues & Thurs Wednesday Wednesday Tues & Thurs Tues & Thurs Wednesday Wednesday Tues & Thurs Tues & Thurs

5:15PM 6:00PM 5:15PM 6:00PM 5:15PM 6:00PM 5:15PM 6:00PM 5:15PM 6:00PM

5:45PM 6:30PM 5:45PM 6:30PM 5:45PM 6:30PM 5:45PM 6:30PM 5:45PM 6:30PM

Saturday Saturday Tues & Thurs Tues & Thurs Wednesday Wednesday Tues & Thurs Tues & Thurs Saturday Saturday Wednesday Wednesday Tues & Thurs Tues & Thurs

10:00AM - 10:30AM 10:35AM - 11:05AM 5:00PM - 5:30PM 5:35PM - 6:05PM 5:00PM - 5:30PM 5:35PM - 6:05PM 5:00PM - 5:30PM 5:35PM - 6:05PM 10:00AM - 10:30AM 10:35AM - 11:05AM 5:00PM - 5:30PM 5:35PM - 6:05PM 5:00PM - 5:30PM 5:35PM - 6:05PM

09/14 09/14 10/12 10/12 11/16 11/16

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09/30 09/30 11/04 11/04 12/09 12/09

Tues Tues Tues Tues Tues Tues

09/14 09/14 09/15 09/15 10/12 10/12 11/10 11/10 11/16 11/16

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09/30 09/30 10/27 10/27 11/04 11/04 12/08 12/08 12/09 12/09

09/11 09/11 09/14 09/14 09/15 09/15 10/12 10/12 10/23 10/23 11/10 11/10 11/16 11/16

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10/09 10/09 09/30 09/30 10/27 10/27 11/04 11/04 11/20 11/20 12/08 12/08 12/09 12/09

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Thurs Thurs Thurs Thurs Thurs Thurs

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10:30AM 11:15AM 10:30AM 11:15AM 10:30AM 11:15AM

LOCATION

FEE

OPENS

09/07 09/07 10/05 10/05 11/09 11/09

7AM 7AM 7AM 7AM 7AM 7AM

Hamme Hamme Hamme Hamme Hamme Hamme Hamme Hamme Hamme Hamme

Pool Pool Pool Pool Pool Pool Pool Pool Pool Pool

$48.00 $48.00 $48.00 $48.00 $64.00 $64.00 $40.00 $40.00 $40.00 $40.00

09/07 09/07 09/08 09/08 10/05 10/05 11/03 11/03 11/09 11/09

7AM 7AM 7AM 7AM 7AM 7AM 7AM 7AM 7AM 7AM

Wescott Wescott Wescott Wescott Wescott Wescott Wescott Wescott Wescott Wescott Wescott Wescott Wescott Wescott

Pool Pool Pool Pool Pool Pool Pool Pool Pool Pool Pool Pool Pool Pool

$40.00 $40.00 $48.00 $48.00 $48.00 $48.00 $64.00 $64.00 $40.00 $40.00 $40.00 $40.00 $40.00 $40.00

09/07 09/07 09/07 09/07 09/08 09/08 10/05 10/05 10/12 10/12 11/03 11/03 11/09 11/09

7AM 7AM 7AM 7AM 7AM 7AM 7AM 7AM 7AM 7AM 7AM 7AM 7AM 7AM

Mary Mary Mary Mary Mary Mary

Siah Siah Siah Siah Siah Siah

Pool Pool Pool Pool Pool Pool

*The above prices do not include 5.5% North Pole sales tax for Wescott Pool.

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LEARN-TO-SWIM : LEVEL 1/2

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AQUATICS

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LEARN-TO-SWIM : LEVEL 3

DATES

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AQUATICS

LEARN-TO-SWIM : LEVEL 4/5

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DATES TBA SELECT TUESDAYS IN FALL

MESS MAKERS

TODDLER, YOUTH & FAMILY PROGRAMS

RETURNING THIS FALL

Mess Makers encourages your little one(s) to explore the process of making art, with little concentration on the finished piece. Toddlers will create arts and crafts with paint, textured objects, and other conventional and unconventional materials. They will also discover and play with sand, dirt, water, play dough, and more. This class focuses on creativity and sensory play, and not worrying about cleaning up! Different activities each session. Join us for hands-on, messy play and don't forget to dress for the mess!

AGES 18 MONTHS - 8 YEARS WITH PARENT/GUARDIAN 10:30AM - 11:30AM @ MARY SIAH RECREATION CENTER $8 PER CLASS (FREE WITH FCM MEMBERSHIP) GET UPDATES ONLINE

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TODDLER, YOUTH & FAMILY PROGRAMS MESS MAKERS

DATE

DAY OF WEEK

TIME

LOCATION

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COOK N' BOOK

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DAY OF WEEK

TIME

LOCATION

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N' 10:30AM - 12:00PM @ MARY SIAH

RETURNING THIS FALL

DATES TBA

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$10.00 PER CLASS

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED

REGISTER ONLINE: PARKS.FNSB.GOV


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SPECIAL EVENTS

SPECIAL EVENTS PIONEER PARK'S LABOR DAY CELEBRATION

FALL FROLIC YOUTH MOUNTAIN BIKE CLINIC

SPOOKY TRAIL

Skate with SANTA Sunday, December 19th Big Dipper Ice Arena 1:15pm - 3:15pm Ice Skating Cookies Hot Chocolate Pictures with Santa & more!

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Admission: Youth: $4.00 Adult: $6.00 Skate Rental: $3.00


FRANK-N-STEINS BEER FEST

SPECIAL EVENTS

HALLOWEEN TRICK OR TREAT TOWN

SPOOKY SKATE

HOLIDAY BAZAAR AND TREE LIGHTING

SKATE WITH SANTA

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SPECIAL EVENTS

Tickets on sale starting October 1st at www.fairbankshalloween.com. Food not included with the price of ticket. Additional 4oz pour tokens available, 5 for $15. This is a 21+ only event. ID required.

Frank-N-Steins Beer Fest is a 21+ event featuring local breweries pouring samples, DJ, great food from local food trucks, incredible costume contests and more, all inside the Centennial Center at Pioneer Park! Event tickets include a commemorative beer stein and ten 4oz samples from our local breweries. Don't forget to wear your Halloween costume because there will be costume contest prizes for goriest, sexiest, scariest, and most original. Proceeds will benefit Access Alaska and the FNSB Pioneer Park Playground Fund. For more information visit the Facebook Event page or call (907)459-1087. 23


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SPECIAL EVENTS

HALLOWEEN SPOOKY SKATE SUNDAY OCTOBER 31ST 1:30PM - 2:45PM BIG DIPPER ICE ARENA It might be scary…It might be a fright…But it’s sure to be fun, our Halloween ice skating night! Join us if you dare for ice skating, treats and more. Admission: Youth and Senior: $4.00 | Adult: $6.00 Household $18.00 | Skate Rental: $3.00 Wear your spookiest Halloween costume and receive a free skate pass for a future visit! Call (907) 459-1104 for more information.

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SENIOR RECREATION

SENIOR RECREATION

Schedules subject to change. Some program information may have changed after publication of this guide. The online version is available for download at: parks.fnsb.gov.

SENIOR CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMISSION

FAIRBANKS SENIOR CENTER

1424 Moore Street Fairbanks, AK (907) 452-1735

SANTA'S SENIOR CENTER

101 E. 5th Avenue North Pole, AK (907) 488-4663

If you have any ideas or concerns that bear upon the welfare of senior citizens and are within the powers of the Fairbanks North Star Borough, you may contact any member of the Senior Citizens Advisory Commission.

TRANSPORTATION Transportation is available through Van Tran. If you would like more information on requesting rides for our senior outings and programs please call Fairbanks North Star Borough Transportation Department at (907) 459-1010 ext. 2. The transportation is at no cost to you when attending designated Parks & Recreation Senior Programs and Outings.

MORE INFORMATION Questions, comments and concerns for the Senior Recreation Program should be directed to the coordinator: Nikki Horn, (907) 459-1097, nicole.horn@fnsb.gov.

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SALCHA SENIOR CENTER

Holiday Closures

6062 Johnson Road Salcha, AK (907) 488-1606

September 6 - Labor Day October 18 - Alaska Day November 11 - Veteran's Day November 25 & 26 - Thanksgiving December 24 & 25 - Christmas

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ADAPTI VE RE CRE ATI ON

ADAPTIVE RECREATION

INFORMATION INFORMATION

INFORMATION TRANSPORTATION

Holiday Closures

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PIONEER PARK

44-ACRE PARK SHOWCASING THE HISTORY OF FAIRBANKS * MUSEUMS * PLAYGROUNDS * SHOPPING * DINING * ACTIVITIES * VISITOR INFORMATION No general admission fee. Dogs are welcome year round if on a leash and under control. Doggie baggies and dog-pot dump stations are provided, so please be a considerate dog owner and clean up after your pet. Restrooms and ATM on site. Most of the park is ADA friendly and wheelchair accessible. Some facilities are available to rent for public or private events. Horseshoes, volleyballs. disc golf discs, and bocce balls available. Check them out from the Information Booth at the front gate. Pioneer Park welcomes RV visitors to stay in our parking lot for $12 a night (maximum of 5 consecutive nights). No reservations required. There are no hook-ups available.

FALL SPECIAL EVENTS LABOR DAY CELEBRATION

Monday, September 6th 12:00PM - 8:00PM

FRANK-N-STEINS BEER FEST

Pass includes unlimited rides for one year, A Friends of the Tanana Valley Railroad Engineers hat, a train whistle and a photo with the Engineers of Engine 67!

HALLOWEEN TRICK OR TREAT TOWN

SEASON PASS PRICES: Children (12 and under) $45 Adults (13 and older) $55 Family (2 Adults & 3 Child) $100

Friday, October 29th 6-8PM and 9-11PM

Saturday, October 30th 12:00PM - 7:00PM HOLIDAY BAZAAR & TREE LIGHTING

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PURCHASE AN ENGINEERS PASS!

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PLEASE NOTE: The train is not running in 2021 due to track repairs. The Engineers Pass will be available for purchase but won't be able to be used until 2022.

HOURS OF OPERATION OPEN EVERYDAY CLOSED 12AM-5AM Vendors and Museums open 12PM - 8PM through Labor Day.

IMPORTANT CONTACTS OFFICE (907) 459-1087 MORE INFORMATION www.pioneerpark.us FEATURED ACTIVITIES Enjoy a walk or bike ride along the Chena River Path. Play games on NEOS, our electronic and interactive playground! Ride the train for an educational tour around the park. Visit a museum or shop. Explore the Bear Gallery at the Centennial Center to see local featured art. Play disc golf on Pioneer Park's short course.


PIONEER PARK

HISTORY OF THE PARK

WINTER SEASON

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L ABOR DAY 12-1

KIT CARSON @ GAZEBO

1-2

THE WARBLERS @ GAZEBO

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YOUTH GAMES @ PLAYGROUND

2-4

COLD STEEL DRUMS @ GAZEBO

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KEN TAPE @ GAZEBO

6-8

KINKY SLINKY @ GAZEBO

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SCAVENGER HUNT


PIONEER PARK FACILITY RENTALS THEATERS

PI ON E E R PARK

PICNIC SHELTER RESERVATIONS

MEETING AND EVENT SPACE

GAZEBO

RESERVE AT: PARKS.FNSB.GOV

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FACI L I TI E S & RE C ARE AS

FACILITIES & REC AREAS The Fairbanks North Star Borough places a high priority on making the community a great place to live, work and play. Our 6 Recreation Facilities, 3 Recreation Areas, 30+ Community Parks offer a variety of amenities such as playgrounds, camping, fishing docks, picnic pavilions, and trails. The Parks & Recreation Department offers a wide variety of rentals including athletic fields, birthday party areas, ice and ice huts, multi-purpose rooms, parks, and pavilions. We treasure our parks as gateways to nature, peace, beauty, birds and wildlife, and invigorating exercise. We invite you to use this guide as you set out on an exploration of Fairbanks!

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10 PUNCH 3 MONTH ANNUAL

$54.00 $132.00 $500.00

10 PUNCH 3 MONTH ANNUAL

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FACILITIES & RECREATION AREAS

RENTALS Please visit parks.fnsb.gov or call (907) 459-1070 to reserve.

PAVILION RENTALS

BIRTHDAY PARTIES

BIRCH HILL FACILITY

MARY SIAH ROOMS

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PIONEER PARK

$30 FOR PARTY ROOM RENTAL!

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ICE HOCKEY RENTALS


VISITOR INFORMATION

FACILITIES & RECREATION AREAS

BIG DIPPER ICE ARENA

FEATURED ACTIVITIES

LOCATION

HOURS OF OPERATION

IMPORTANT CONTACTS

BIG DIPPER ICE ARENA FEES:

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MARY SIAH RECREATION CENTER

VISITOR INFORMATION

FEATURED ACTIVITIES

LOCATION

HOURS OF OPERATION

FRONT DESK

MESS MAKERS at Mary Siah Recreation Center Returning this fall, dates TBA!

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VISITOR INFORMATION

FACILITIES & RECREATION AREAS

BIRCH HILL REC AREA

LOCATION

HOURS OF OPERATION

IMPORTANT CONTACTS

FEATURED ACTIVITIES

SKI CENTER RENTAL INFORMATION

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FACILITIES & RECREATION AREAS

CHENA LAKE RECREATION AREA

Chena Lake Recreation Area is a 2,178 acre park located east of North Pole. The park offers multiple outdoor activities including camping, boating, swimming, hiking and fishing in the summer; and skiing, walking, snowshoeing, snow-machining, ice fishing, aurora viewing, and photography in the winter. Managed by the FNSB Parks and Recreation Department, in conjunction with the Army Corps of Engineers, the park consists of two distinct sections; The Lake Park and The River Park. The Lake Park features 51 campsites (summer use only), including six sites located on an island only accessible by non-motorized boat. The 259-acre Chena Lake has a sand swimming beach, two pavilions, a boat rental station, and a handicap accessible fishing dock. The River Park is a more secluded area featuring 34 campsites (summer use only), a pavilion, day use sites, summer hiking or winter skiing trails, and boat access to the Chena River.

VISITOR INFORMATION THE LAKE PARK

3 Volleyball Courts Horseshoe Pit Playground Day Use Picnic Sites Fire Rings 2 Covered Pavilions 2 Swimming Area 2 Sandy Beaches 2 Changing Rooms & Restrooms Boat Rental Facility Non-motorized Boat Launch Fishing Docks 6 trails varying in length from under a 1/2 mile to 3-plus miles

THE RIVER PARK

LOCATION

Volleyball Court Horseshoe Pit Covered Pavilion Changing Room Self-guided Nature Trail River Boat Launch Potable Water Stations Restrooms Day Use Picnic Sites

HOURS OF OPERATION

3870 Laurance Rd. North Pole, AK 99705

Chena Lake Recreation Area is open 24 hours/7 days a week. Swim beach and lake park day use areas are closed from 10pm - 6:30am

IMPORTANT CONTACTS

Park Ranger (907) 322-7773 Park Office (907) 488-1655 Boat Rental (907) 590-8552

FEATURED ACTIVITIES

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Swim at one of the lake park’s two sandy swim beaches. Rent a pavilion for a gathering, picnic or BBQ. Ride your bike along the Mike Agbaba Bike Trail. Hike the self-guided nature trail at the river park.


CHENA LAKE RECREATION AREA

FISHING

BIKING

PAVILION RENTALS

BOATING

TRAILS

FACI L I TI E S & RE C ARE AS

AURORA VIEWING

CAMPING

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TANANA LAKES RECREATION AREA

Conveniently located just minutes from downtown Fairbanks, Tanana Lakes Recreation Area is a 750 acre multi-use recreation area. This park offers plenty of outdoor opportunities year-round for people of all ages including boating, swimming, hiking and fishing in the summer and skiing, walking, snowshoeing, ice skating, ice fishing, and photography in the winter. Come to relax. Come to exercise. Come to get away.

VISITOR INFORMATION The trail system is open to the public seven days a week. Please note that although trails may be open, conditions are not guaranteed. All trails are two-way trails and can be used in either direction. Please remain alert to oncoming traffic, and be courteous when meeting or approaching others. Pavilion may be reserved, with six picnic tables and a large BBQ grill. Non-motorized paddleboat launch at Cushman Lake—navigate on the water by canoe, kayak or paddleboard. Motorized boat launch at Tanana Lake—this lake is open-ended which allows entry to the Tanana River. Restroom facilities are located at both the picnic area and motorized boat launch. There are plenty of serene and peaceful picnic sites throughout the park. Most sites have a picnic table and permanent grill or fire ring. Two sandy swim beaches, with picnic tables and two sand volleyball courts. No shooting in the park. Please use rifle range. No fireworks allowed. Camping is not permitted. Please do not litter.

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LOCATION 4400 S. Cushman St. Ext. Fairbanks, AK 99701

HOURS OF OPERATION 7AM—11PM, 7 days a week

IMPORTANT CONTACTS Park Ranger (907) 699-6370 Non-Emergency (907) 451-5100

Reb Adkins, Facility Supervisor reb.adkins@fnsb.gov

FEATURED ACTIVITIES Kayak, canoe, or stand- up paddleboard out to one of the lake islands. Rent the pavilion for a gathering, picnic or BBQ. Play at the musical playground located near the pavilion. Hike two miles around the lake by connecting Flicker, Sandpiper and Eagle Trails.


TANANA LAKES RECREATION AREA

RIFLE RANGE

FACI L I TI E S & RE C ARE AS

BOATING

SWIMMING

FISHING

TRAILS

ICE SKATING

PAVILION RENTALS

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OUTDOOR RECREATION

OUTDOOR RECREATION

TRAILS OFFICE

TRAILS ADVISORY COMMISSION

The Trails Office is responsible for implementing the Comprehensive Recreational Trail Plan (Trail Plan), working closely with other Borough Departments and the Trails Advisory Commission. The Trail Plan is part of the Borough's Regional Comprehensive Plan and was created in 1985. The Trail Plan identifies many trails throughout the Borough that have high recreational value for the community and deserve some level of protection for public access. Trails in the Plan cross many types of property and have varying degrees of public access which is not guaranteed across all sections of trails. Trails in the Trail Plan receive protection across a piece a property if and when that property is ever subdivided via the Borough's Code of Ordinances, Title 17 "Subdivisions." Over the years, several new trails have been added to the Trail Plan. The latest, the Cranberry Trail, was added in 2006. Fairbanks residents can nominate new and existing trails to be added to the Plan by making recommendations to the trails coordinator and the Trails Advisory Commission.

The Trails Advisory Commission (TAC) was established by Borough Ordinance in May of 1980. The responsibilities and duties of the Commission are to: inventory and review current trails and make recommendations concerning present and future needs; review state and borough land disposals in regard to trail needs and trail routing; provide a forum for citizen input in trail assessments and needs; review and recommend adjustments needed in the Comprehensive Recreational Trails Plan; and encourage voluntary incorporation of trails where needed in subdivision plans. The Commission is comprised of 15 borough atlarge residents who are appointed by the mayor and confirmed by the borough assembly. Applications are available on line and through the mayor’s office and the Parks and Rec office. The Commission is required to meet quarterly, but generally meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Times, places and agendas are included in public notices and also on the Borough web site.

If you are interested in the Trail Plan, nominating a new trail, providing or securing a trail easement, or have other trail-related interests, contact the Trails Coordinator: Bryant Wright, (907) 459-7401, bryant.wright@fnsb.gov

SUMMER TRAILS CHALLENGE There’s still plenty of time to finish the Summer Trails Challenge! See how many trails on the list you can tackle. You have until September 30th to submit your checklist.

FIND PHOTO SHARE

1. Register for free at parks.fnsb.gov. You must be registered to claim prizes and receive important trail updates. 2. Find the "Fairbanks Trails Challenge" signs. Signs are located somewhere along the trails on the list. Keep an eye our for orange trail markers- the sign will be nearby. 3. Snap a photo with the sign to prove you made it! 4. Share your "selfie" for some bragging rights by posting on social media with the hashtag "#FNSBTrails", or email to trails@fnsb.gov. (Note: posting and emailing photos is not a requirement this year, but it's still a fun way to share your trail triumphs!) 5. Complete the checklist to claim the Trailblazer Award! You can find the checklist on the registration page. Let us know which trails you made it to and we can tally up the winners! Contact the trails coordinator at 459-7401 for questions and more info.

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NOEL WIEN PUBLIC LIBRARY

NORTH POLE BRANCH LIBRARY

HOURS:

HOURS:

LIBRARY PROGRAMS

LIBRARY PROGRAMS

BOOKMOBILE PROGRAMS Adult and Web Services Programs:

Young Adult Programs: HOURS & LOCATIONS:

Children's Services:

For more information on library programs and services, please visit:

https:www.facebook.com/NoelWienLibrary/

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COMMUNITY RESROUCES

COMMUNITY RESOURCES The Fairbanks North Star Borough Parks and Recreation Department supports a number of community organizations. The following sports organizations are not affiliated with Fairbanks North Star Borough Parks and Recreation unless otherwise indicated. The Fairbanks North Star Borough Parks and Recreation Department cannot guarantee the accuracy of the listings. For more information on any of the groups, please visit the website listed. If your organization is not listed, please us to be included on the list. Please send all updates to parks@fnsb.gov. The list is updated three times a year (April, August & December).

ARCHERY

HOCKEY

FAIRBANKS CURLING CLUB manager@curlfairbanks.org 907-452-2875 www.curlfairbanks.org

ARCTIC LIONS HOCKEY ASSOCIATION fairbankshiking@gmail.com 907-452-7246 www.hometeamsonline.com/arcticlions

BASEBALL

CYCLING/BMX

FAIRBANKS AMATEUR HOCKEY faha@acsalaska.net 907-456-3242 hockeyclubfairbanks.com

FAIRBANKS ADULT AMATEUR BASEBALL fairbanksadultbaseball@gmail.com 907-322-6930 www.leaguelineup.com/faabl

FAIRBANKS CYCLE CLUB pres@fairbankscycleclub.org 907-347-8756 www.fairbankscycleclub.org

FAIRBANKS NORTH STAR INTERIOR PONY BASEBALL david@soderlundengineering.com 907-328-4000 www.leaguelineup.com/fnsbibl

FAR NORTH BMX farnorthbmx@yahoo.com 907-460-1166 www.farnorthbmx.com

ALASKA GOLDPANNERS BASEBALL, INC. www.goldpanners.com

BALLROOM DANCE CLUB info@ballroomfairbanks.org 907-460-7503 www.ballroomfairbanks.org

INTERIOR BASEBALL LEAGUE interiorbaseball@gmail.com 907-347-0877 www.leaguelineup.com/fnsbibl

BASKETBALL

FAIRBANKS WOMEN'S BASKETBALL hbest25@yahoo.com 907-687-9515 Facebook - FairbanksWomensBasketball INTERIOR YOUTH BASKETBALL iyb@gci.net 907-457-4492 www.interioryouthbasketball.com

CANOE/KAYAK EPIC KAYAK ULTIMATE epickayakultimate@gmail.com 907-460-2909 www.epickayakultimate.org

CLIMBING

ALASKA ALPINE CLUB alaska.alpine.club@gmail.com 907-479-2149 www.alaskaalpineclub.com

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CURLING

GOLDEN NORTH ARCHERY rfweggel@alaska.edu 907-590-9737 Facebook - GoldenNorthArchery

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DANCING

DANCE THEATER FAIRBANKS dancetheatrefairbanks@gmail.com 907-452-1113 hwww.dancetheatrefairbanks.com

FOOTBALL

FAIRBANKS YOUTH FOOTBALL & CHEER info@fairbanksyouthfc.org 907-987-1196 www.fairbanksyouthfc.org

GOLF/DISC GOLF FAIRBANKS DISC GOLF ASSOCIATION ceamsden@gmail.com 907-322-7071 Facebook - FairbanksDGA FAIRBANKS GOLF ASSOCIATION fgasecretary@yahoo.com 907-888-8078 www.fairbanksgolfassociation.com PIONEER PARK PUTTERS 907-459-1275

HIKING

FAIRBANKS AREA HIKING CLUB fairbankshiking@gmail.com 907-488-6500 www.fairbankshiking.org

FAIRBANKS MEN’S HOCKEY ASSOCIATION Fmha.registrar@gmail.com 907-322-8440 www.fairbanksmenshockey.com FAIRBANKS WOMEN'S HOCKEY marsa.sharrah@kochps.com 907-378-4077 fairbankswomenshockey.pucksystems.com OLDTIMERS HOCKEY ASSOCIATION phoenix@gci.net 907-479-8493 www.fairbanksoldtimershockey.com FAIRBANKS ICE DOGS info@fairbanksicedogs.com 907-452-2111 www.fairbanksicedogs.com

HORSEBACK RIDING

ALASKA STATE QUARTER HORSE ASSOC. chrisworker.asqha@yahoo.com 907-456-2341 www.asqha.com CELEBRATION RANCH cowgirlin75@hotmail.com 907-750-7597 Facebook - Celebration Ranch INTERIOR ALASKA TRAIL RIDERS lorinda.lhotka@alaska.gov 907-457-7902 www.ptialaska.net/~lnorth GREAT ALASKA PONY CLUB GreatAlaskanPC@gmail.com 907-479-4790 www.ponyclub.org


JUMP ROPE

SOFTBALL

SKIING/SKIJORING

SWIMMING

MARITAL ARTS

COMMUNITY RESROUCES

SKATEBOARDING

MUSHING TENNIS SNOWMACHINING

PADDLING VOLLEYBALL PICKLEBALL

SOCCER

RUNNING WRESTLING SENIOR GAMES

ULTIMATE

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COMMUNITY RESROUCES

3 WAYS TO REGISTER!

CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICY

Registration for Fall 2021 Programs begins Friday, September 3rd at 10:00am. There are 3 ways to register for programs and events:

We depend on your enrollment for a successful class! Please plan your schedule carefully. Classes which do not meet minimum enrollment are subject to cancellation. In the case of a cancellation, please contact us at (907) 459-1070.

1. Online Visit our website at parks.fnsb.gov. If you do not have an account, please follow these steps to create one: 1. Create a Household Account by clicking “New Account” 2. Enter the primary adult first. 3. Create account login and password. 4. Add other members of your household. 5. You can now make registrations and other purchases using the site navigation! 2. Walk-In We welcome walk-in registration at the Parks and Recreation Office, inside the Big Dipper Ice Arena - 1920 Lathrop Street, Fairbanks, Alaska 99701. Cash, credit/debit cards, or check. 3. Phone-In Call (907) 459-1070. Credit Cards only. *Not all programs require registration. Please check the program listing to see if you need to register, or call (907)459-1070 to inquire.

Refunds are issued: • In full if the class or program is cancelled. • If a request is made using the “Request for Refund” form (available on our website). Refund Options: Choose from these two options: 1. Credit your account 2. Receive a refund, allow 3-4 weeks for processing. Refunds are subject to approval from the Parks & Recreation director.

EVENT SPONSORSHIP 3 WAYS TO REGISTER!

FNSB Parks & Recreation invites you to join us as a community partner! Please contact us at (907) 4591070 if there is an event you are interested in sponsoring.

The Fairbanks North Star Borough Parks and Recreation Department is committed to planning and creating programs designed to enrich the quality of life, as our limited budget will allow. We have a wide variety of sponsorship packages tailored to meet your company’s needs. You can select the level of participation that best supports your goals while demonstrating your commitment to the community and helping to maintain Fairbanks’ wide variety of special events. We can tailor a sponsorship package to meet your company’s specific needs. Contact the Fairbanks North Star Borough Parks and Recreation Department to start building your sponsor package today. Current and previous partners and sponsors include: Fairbanks Nissan, Trax Outdoor Center, Design Alaska, Alyeska Pipeline, Fairbanks Central Labor Council, REI, Beaver Sports and Goldstream Sports.

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