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FAIRBANKS NORTH STAR BOROUGH PARKS AND RECREATION

WINTER TRAILS CHALLENGE

MESS MAKERS IN A BOX

It's an all-ages, all-abilities, outdoor scavenger hunt of epic proportions! 20 trails for you to FIND PHOTO & SHARE!

Our beloved Mess Makers program is now in a box! Boxes offered weekly to ages 2 to 7 years. Sign up today

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WINTER 2021

ACTIVITY GUIDE


FAIRBANKS NORTH STAR BOROUGH

PARKS AND RECREATION Main Office: 1920 Lathrop Street, Fairbanks, AK Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM —5:00 PM Website: www.fnsb.gov/812/Parks-Recreation Phone: (907) 459-1070

Fairbanks North Star Borough Parks & Rec

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OUR MISSION

IN THIS GUIDE

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Aquatics

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Events & Programs

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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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The Fairbanks North Star Borough Parks and Recreation Department preserves and creates an inclusive community culture by providing places and programs designed to enrich the quality of life.

HEAR FROM US

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 e-newsletter! Don’t miss out! Sign up online at www.fnsb.gov or at the Parks and Recreation office in the Big Dipper Ice Arena.

FNSB PARKS AND RECREATION ACTIVITY GUIDE: The Activity Guide is published three times a year in January (Winter/Spring), in April (Summer), and in August (Fall) by the Parks and Recreation Department, 1920 Lathrop Street, Fairbanks, Alaska 99701, (907) 459-1070, parks.fnsb.gov. Contents © 2021 Fairbanks North Star Borough Parks and Recreation Department, all rights reserved. FEES, CHARGES & CLASS TIME DISCLAIMER: Fees set in this activity guide are subject to approval by the Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly. Fees are subject to change at any time. Class dates/times are subject to change. The FNSB Parks and Recreation Department reserves the right to cancel activities due to lack of registration. REFUND AND CANCELLATION POLICY: Please see page 8.


WE WANT YOUR

BEST SHOT! Use the hashtag #FNSBParksRec when posting to Instagram, Facebook & Twitter and share your great Fairbanks Parks and Rec photos with us!

JOIN US Register: Visit www.fnsb.gov to register for programs and events. You will need to create a free online account. You may also call (907) 459-1070. Our staff is here M-F, 8am – 5pm to answer any questions. Rent a Facility: Rent rooms, pavilions, ice huts, and more by visiting our website or by calling (907) 459-1070. Have your next event or party with us! Accommodations: We proudly support the Americans with Disabilities Act and encourage participation by everyone. If you require special accommodations to participate in our programs or use our recreation facilities, please call (907) 459-1070. Volunteer Opportunities: For upcoming volunteer opportunities at events and programs, please email parks@fnsb.gov. Want to join our team? Check job openings and apply online at www.fnsb.gov.

VISIT US Big Dipper Ice Arena 1920 Lathrop Street (907) 459-1104

Pioneer Park 2300 Airport Way (907) 459-1087

Mary Siah Rec Center 1025 14th Avenue (907) 459-1082

Birch Hill Rec Area 101 Wilderness Drive (907) 457-4488

Hamme Pool 931 Airport Way (907) 459-1086

Tanana Lakes Rec Area 4400 S Cushman St Ext (907) 459-1070

Wescott Pool 300 E. 8th Avenue North Pole (907) 488-9402

Chena Lake Rec Area 3780 Laurance Rd North Pole (907) 488-1655

This activity guide is published for information purposes only. Please check online 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: www.fnsb.gov.

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COVID - 19 INFORMATION

COVID-19 INFORMATION The information on this page is subject to change. Please check online for the latest changes to this activity guide. The online version is available for download at: www.fnsb.gov.

As of 01/01/2021. Subject to change.

SAFETY MEASURES BEING TAKEN Here are a few of the precautions we'll be taking to keep participants and staff safe: Physical distancing measures Masks will be worn by participants and staff Modified activities, to keep participants active but distanced Enhanced sanitation protocols, including more frequent hand sanitization for all participants and staff, and cleaning of equipment Modified check in/out process, where parents/guardians will be asked a series of questions about their children and household prior to check in, as will adults who are participating We will limit non-essential visitors, volunteers, and general public interaction

REMINDERS FOR THE OUTDOORS All of our parks, trails and recreation areas remain open for recreational use. Please remember the following: Stay at least 6 feet from people you don’t live with (“social distancing”) at all times. This might make some open areas, trails, and paths better to use than others. Wear a mask. Masks are most essential in times when social distancing is difficult, including when hiking or skiing on trails that may be popular or crowded. Do not visit parks if you are sick with, tested positive for COVID-19, or were recently (within 14 days) exposed to COVID-19.

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FACILITIES OPEN (RESERVATION ONLY):

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Big Dipper Ice Arena 1920 Lathrop Street (907) 459-1104 Hamme Pool 931 Airport Way (907) 459-1086 Wescott Pool 300 E. 8th Avenue North Pole (907) 488-9402

OUTDOOR SPACES OPEN: As of 01/01/2021. Subject to change.

Pioneer Park 2300 Airport Way (907) 459-1087 Birch Hill Rec Area 101 Wilderness Drive (907) 457-4488 Tanana Lakes Rec Area 4400 S Cushman St Ext (907) 459-1070 Chena Lake Rec Area 3780 Laurance Rd North Pole (907) 488-1655 Big Dipper Outdoor Rinks 1920 Lathrop Street (907) 459-1104


Passes are valid for drop-in programs entry at Wescott Swimming Pool, Hamme Swimming Pool, Mary Siah Recreation Center and the Big Dipper Ice Arena.

10 PUNCH 3 MONTH ANNUAL

$54.00 $132.00 $500.00

10 PUNCH 3 MONTH ANNUAL

$36.00 $88.00 $320.00


PARKS AND REC WINTER UPDATE THE OFFICIAL TRAIL CONDITIONS REPORT 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. Additional updates may be available. For additional information and trail maps, please visit this page.

FIND THE REPORT AT: WWW.FNSB.GOV

DISCOVER A HIDDEN GEM NEAR YOU THIS WINTER! Winter is the perfect time to get out and explore one of Fairbanks' hidden gems! Check out one of our lesser-known parks and recreation areas this season like Isberg Recreation Area or 5th Avenue Park in North Pole (pictured below). Enjoy the crunch of snow under your boots as the crisp cool air somewhere new this season - you'll be glad you did! Learn more at: www.fnsb.gov.

KEEP SAFETY IN MIND Remember to exercise caution when walking in Fairbanks' winter wonderland. Trails, parking lots, and bridges can be slick and icy. This season, also keep COVID-19 safety in mind by avoiding congregating at busy parks, staying home if you are feeling sick, and washing your hands before and after visiting facilities and parks. To see what we are doing to keep you safe, please see page 4. Additional information can be found on our website at: www.fnsb.gov.

CARLSON CENTER FEASIBILITY STUDY COMPLETED The Fairbanks North Star Borough Parks & Recreation Department conducted a Feasibility Study in 2020 for the future management of the Carlson Center. The study identified community needs, evaluated current facility operations and maintenance, assessed partnerships, staff, and stakeholders, and developed recommendations for the best method to manage the Carlson Center. This project is was led by GreenPlay, LLC, with survey and data work done by RRC Associates. The Full Findings Report and Recorded Public Meetings are available for download on our website.


Our mission at Fairbanks North Star Borough Parks and Recreation is to promote the health and well-being of our community. Amidst all the challenges and changes, we know your physical and mental well-being is more important than ever. Our team is working hard every day to provide opportunities for you to take care of yourself, enjoy the outdoors and play! First, I want to say THANK YOU for being so patient with us over the past 8 months, as we continue to work on developing new processes that will allow us to offer new programs as well as some enduring favorites in a safe environment.

Bryce

Ward

Bryce Ward

Fairbanks North Star Borough Mayor

Your safety, and that of our staff, is priority number one for any services we offer. In this guide, you will find many recreation options to fit a variety of needs and risk levels. From the ability to enjoy the outdoors and movement in your favorite neighborhood park to opportunities for fitness at the recreation centers and virtual and takehome programs, we hope we are providing something to help you keep going. We appreciate your patience while we do our best to navigate the regular shifts in our operating environment.

A MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR

MAYOR'S WELCOME

Many of our facilities remain open, offering you the ability to reserve a time slot to safely swim, walk, or ice skate. Programs, like Mess Makers in a Box and our Virtual Recreation Center, have been successfully running for many months and bring joy into homes. Senior and Adaptive virtual programs continue to run on a weekly basis. I encourage all of you to get outside to safely enjoy our wonderful trails and make sure to take part in this winter's Trails Challenge - see if you can find all 20 trail signs! Have a happy and safe New Year! We can't wait to see you in our programs and at the parks!

STAFF

FAIRBANKS NORTH STAR BOROUGH

PARKS AND RECREATION

Michael Bork, Parks & Recreation Director mike.bork@fnsb.gov John Haas, Parks Superintendent john.haas@fnsb.gov Steve Taylor, Recreation Superintendent steve.taylor@fnsb.gov Donnie Hayes, Pioneer Park Manager donnie.hayes@fnsb.gov Michelle Leonard, Aquatics Manager michelle.leonard@fnsb.gov David Jones, Maintenance Manager dave.jones@fnsb.gov Fairbanks North Star Borough Parks and Recreation

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HOW TO REGISTER

Tips on how to register!

3 WAYS TO REGISTER!

CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICY

Registration for Winter 2021 Programs begins Friday, December 18th 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 www.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

CURRENTLY CLOSED

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.

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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.


FAIRBANKS LOVES ITS PARKS FLiP is designed to highlight the parks, services, programs & facilities that FNSB Parks & Recreation provides to the community.

Membership is FREE and the benefits are endless! Benefits of FLiP:

A FREE FLiP window cling A monthly newsletter, filled with information about upcoming Parks & Recreation events, signup deadlines, Did You Know? facts, and valuable FLiP discounts. Preferred seating or early access to community events throughout the year. Increased pride in our beautiful parks & playgrounds; and all of the recreation facilities and programs in the Fairbanks North Star Borough

IT’S ENOUGH TO MAKE YOU FLIP!

VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO SIGN UP:

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AQUATICS

AQUATICS COVID-19 UPDATES PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR SWIMMING. Walk in use is not available at this time. There is no cost to reserve a spot, but you will be required to pay when you arrive at the pool. Shower before arriving and come in your swim suit. Locker rooms are available for changing after swimming. All patrons shall wear a face covering when not in the water. Patrons will be screened at the front desk. Please limit reservations to one time slot per day. At least one Adult/Guardian must be in the water with all swimmers 17 and younger. Please wait outside the front doors until a staff member comes to get your family. Families will be checked in one at a time. Pool-owned equipment and toys will not be available. Please register one person per family unit. No swimming lessons are being offered at this time.

CLOSURES Mary Siah Recreation Center - Facility Closed. Hamme & Wescott Pool Closed 1/1, 1/18, 2/15, & 3/29.

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 lanes 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.

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

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FEES Single Admission

10 Punch Pass

1 Year Pass

3 Month Pass

$4.00

Youth

$36.00

Youth

$88.00

Youth/Senior

$320.00

Adult

$6.00

Adult

$54.00

Adult

$132.00

Adult

$500.00

Senior

$4.00

Senior

$36.00

Senior

$88.00

ADA (with ID)

$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

Aquacise

Showers

$4.00

Showers

$36.00

Showers

$88.00

General Admission fees include participation in Aquacise.

Showers (Senior/ADA) $2.00

Showers (Senior/ADA) $18.00

Showers (Senior/ADA) $44.00

AQUATICS

Youth

*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, 2021.

HAMME POOL

WESCOTT POOL

931 Airport Way Fairbanks, AK (907) 459-1086

300 E 8th Ave, North Pole, AK (907) 488-9402

Monday-Friday Saturday

Monday-Friday Saturday

6:00AM—9:00PM 9:00AM—5:00PM

Open/Family Swim

3:00PM—9:00PM 9:00AM—4:00PM

Open/Family Swim

Monday - Friday

10:30am - 11:45 am 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Monday - Friday

1:30pm - 2:45pm 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Saturday

1:00pm - 2:30pm 2:45pm - 4:15pm

Saturday

12:30pm - 2:00pm 2:15pm - 3:45pm

Lap Swim & Water Walking Monday - Friday

6:00am - 6:45am 7:00am - 8:15am 8:30am - 9:45am 12:00pm - 1:15pm 1:30pm - 2:45pm

Saturday

11:15am - 12:30pm

Lap Swim & Water Walking Monday - Friday

6:00pm - 6:45pm

Saturday

9:00am - 10:30am 10:45am - 12:00pm

*Waterslide not available.

Schedules subject to change. Please check online for the most up-to-date schedule for each pool. Some program information may have changed after this guide has been printed. The online version is available for download at: www.fnsb.gov.

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PROGRAMS & EVENTS

PROGRAMS & EVENTS Schedules subject to change. Some program information may have changed after this guide has been printed. The online version is available for download at: www.fnsb.gov.

Ages 2 to 7 years

MESS MAKERS IN A BOX

Our beloved Mess Makers program is now in a box! From the comfort and safety of your own home, kids ages 2 to 7, will create arts & crafts and discover and play with textured, messy & fun materials. Each box contains supplies for 6 different activities. Don't forget to dress for the mess! Register online, then pick up your box on the selected program date (Wednesday from 1:00PM to 4:00PM) from the Fairbanks Children's Museum, located at 302 Cushman Street #101. If you are unable to pick up at the time, please contact the Fairbanks Children's Museum at (907) 374-6873. Please wear a mask when picking up your child's box. Different theme each week! Limited space is available. Register early! Questions? Email lauren.eck@fnsb.gov. $8.00 per child. Half price with Fairbanks Children's Museum Membership! Enter promo code provided by FCM on checkout page.

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PICK UP LOCATION

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1/6 1/13 1/20 1/27 2/3 2/10 2/17 2/24 3/3 3/10 3/17 3/24 3/31

Dinosaurs Outer Space Farm Animals Dr. Seuss Pets Rainbows Superhero The World of Eric Carle Under the Sea Little Artist On The Move Star Wars Springtime

Fairbanks Fairbanks Fairbanks Fairbanks Fairbanks Fairbanks Fairbanks Fairbanks Fairbanks Fairbanks Fairbanks Fairbanks Fairbanks

$8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00

12/18 10AM 12/18 10AM 12/18 10AM 12/18 10AM 1/15 10AM 1/15 10AM 1/15 10AM 1/15 10AM 2/19 10AM 2/19 10AM 2/19 10AM 2/19 10AM 2/19 10AM

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MESS MAKERS From the comfort and safety of your own home, kids ages 2 to 7 will create arts and crafts and discover and play with textured, messy & fun materials. Different theme each week. Don't forget to dress for the mess!

$8.00 per child *half price with Fairbanks Children's Museum Membership!*


All Ages

PROGRAMS & EVENTS

HOLIDAY TREAT BOXES

It's a special Mess Makers in a Box open to ALL AGES! Holiday Treat Boxes contains 2 recipes, 3 crafts and more holiday fun! Limited space available, limit ONE BOX PER CHILD so all can enjoy the fun! Register online, then pick up your box on the selected program date (Wednesday from 1:00PM to 4:00PM) from the Fairbanks Children's Museum, located at 302 Cushman Street #101. If you are unable to pick up at the time, please contact the Fairbanks Children's Museum at (907) 374-6873. Please wear a mask when picking up your child's box. $15.00 per child. 20% off with Fairbanks Children's Museum Membership! Enter promo code provided by FCM on checkout page (FYI: this program's discount code is different than the normal Mess Makers in a Box discount code.) DATE

THEME

PICK UP LOCATION

FEE

REG. OPENS

2/10 3/10

Valentine's Day St. Patrick's Day

Fairbanks Children's Museum Fairbanks Children's Museum

$15.00 $15.00

1/29 10AM 2/26 10AM

All Ages

WALK WITH A DOC

Walk with a Doc is a walking program for everyone interested in taking steps for a healthier lifestyle. You’ll take a few minutes to learn about a current health topic from a healthcare provider, then spend the rest of the hour enjoying a healthy walk and fun conversation. It’s a great way to get out, get active, and enjoy all the benefits that come from walking. Walk your own pace and distance. This program is being offered in partnership with Foundation Health Partners. Face coverings are required to be worn while inside the Big Dipper Ice Arena. Social distancing required unless with members of the same household. Limited enrollment: 12 spaces available. DATE

DAY OF WEEK

TIME

LOCATION

1/7-3/25

Thursdays

7:00PM - 8:00PM

Big Dipper Ice Arena

All Ages

WINTER PLAY PASSPORT

Wondering what to do with your kids 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. Open to all ages - yes, this means adults too! Pick up your passport at the Big Dipper Ice Arena on or after December 18th, 2020. Passports will be available for contactless pick up. Just inside the front doors to the arena, there will be a box of passports. Front doors only are open 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday. Please wear a mask when picking up. Finished with your Passport? Hang on to it until we announce the drop off period starting in February! You'll have 3 awesome prizes to choose from!

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DATE

PICK UP LOCATION

FEE

REG. OPENS

12/18 - 3/19

Big Dipper Ice Arena, M - F, 8AM to 5PM

FREE

No online registration required.

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FAIRBANKS CHALLENGE DEC 15, 2020 - APR 30, 2021 HOW MANY TRAILS CAN YOU FIND THIS WINTER?

TWENTY SIGNS along the trails. Take a SELFIE with each sign. Post your photo on social media. Tag #FNSBtrails” to play along and win prizes!

FIND PHOTO SHARE

#FNSBTRAILS

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. WINTER TRAILS GUIDE and DETAILED MAPS available at www.fnsb.gov. Call the Trails Office at FNSB Parks at 459-7401 for more info or email parks@fnsb.gov.


All Ages

VIRTUAL RECREATION CENTER

All Ages

FAIRBANKS WINTER TRAILS CHALLENGE

What is the Trails Challenge? The Fairbanks Trails Challenge is an all-ages, all-abilities, outdoor scavenger hunt of epic proportions! The Trails Challenge is designed to get you out with your friends and family to explore our wonderful local trails, both new and familiar. Each summer and winter season, Parks Department staff temporarily installs special signs in secret locations along a dozen or so local trails. While the signs are up, we invite everyone to visit the trails and try and find the signs. Along the way we hope you have a chance to learn new skills, see new places, and make positive memories. How do you take the Trails Challenge? Anyone is allowed to participate in the search. When you find a sign, prove you made it by taking a “selfie” photo with the sign and posting it on social media with the hashtag “#FNSBTrails” or email your photo to Parks@fnsb.gov. And of course, leave the sign to be found by the next trail challenge participant. Participants who find AT LEAST TEN signs during the event can win prizes from local sponsors and the coveted Trailblazer Award. Participants under the age of ten can find at least five signs to win the Junior Trailblazer Award! Whether you find one or find them all, challenge yourself to get outside and enjoy nature!

PROGRAMS & EVENTS

Now more than ever, PLAY is an important way to cope and help make life better in these very uncertain times. Our Virtual Recreation Center is your one-stop online recreation resource to inspire you to stay active, keep connected, learn something new, and most of all, to play! 3 WEEKLY PICKS updated each Monday morning! Visit www.fnsb.gov to access the Virtual Recreation Center.

When can we take the Trails Challenge? The Trails Office hosts two Fairbanks Trails Challenge events each year: a Winter Trails Challenge and a Summer Trails Challenge. The Winter Trails Challenge starts roughly in mid-December and lasts through March. Start and end dates fluctuate depending on weather and trail conditions. The signs stay in place for the season then are removed to be placed in new and different locations for the next challenge. So each season you are challenged to have a new adventure!

TRAILS CHALLENGE QUESTIONS? Contact the Trails Coordinator at bryant.wright@fnsb.gov or 907-459-7401. Check the Trails Office webpage for MAPS and TRAILS INFORMATION! Follow the FNSB Parks & Recreation Facebook Page for updates.

DATE

CHALLENGE

AGES

TRAILS REQUIRED

FEE

REG. OPENS

12/18 - 4/30 12/18 - 4/30

Junior Trailblazer Trailblazer

0-9 years 10 years and up

5 or more 10 or more

FREE FREE

12/15 10AM 12/15 10AM

Click here to view and download the Winter 20/21 Trails Guide. The Winter Trails Guide contains: A printable Trails Checklist to mark off the trails as you complete them. Trail Maps & Directions to trailheads. Tips, Rules, and Regulations. Trail Distances and Difficulty. Instructions on how to share photos.

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SENIOR RECREATION

SENIOR RECREATION Schedules subject to change. Some program information may have changed after this guide has been printed. The online version is available for download at: www.fnsb.gov.

SENIOR CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMISSION FAIRBANKS SENIOR CENTER

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

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 SANTA'S SENIOR CENTER

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

SALCHA SENIOR CENTER

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

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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.


exercise Classes held virtually on:

10:45AM - 11:30AM

mondays & fridays

FREE CLASSES! For more info, contact Marya: Call 907-459-1136 or Email marya.lewanski@fnsb.gov.

SENIOR RECREATION

SENIOR


ADAPTIVE RECREATION

ADAPTIVE RECREATION Schedules subject to change. Some program information may have changed after this guide has been printed. The online version is available for download at: www.fnsb.gov.

INFORMATION INFORMATION The Parks & Recreation Adaptive Program offers community-based recreation activities and leisure services specially designed for individuals who have a disability and/or special needs. Our services are designed to assist people in developing and using their leisure time in ways that enhance their health, well-being, and quality of life. These programs promote independent individual interaction in a supervised group setting. Questions, comments, and concerns for the Adaptive Recreation Program should be directed to the Coordinator: Nikki Horn, (907) 459-1097, nicole.horn@fnsb.gov.

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INFORMATION SIGNING UP All programs are currently virtual. All individuals must be registered to participate. To register, please email Recreation Program Coordinator, Nikki Horn, nicole.horn@fnsb.gov.

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Passports are available for contactless pick up only. Just inside the front doors to the dipper, there is a box of passports. Door is open M-F, 8am to 5pm.


PIONEER PARK

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 dics, 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.

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

IMPORTANT CONTACTS OFFICE (907) 459-1087 MORE INFORMATION www.fnsb.gov

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SUMMER SEASON

PIONEER PARK

What is Pioneer Park?

Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day

No admission fee (Some attractions charge a small fee or accept donations). Open daily, seven days per week during normal hours of 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm Information Booth is open during normal hours. Concessions, shops, activities and museums, are open during normal hours (some museums offer additional hours). Alaska Salmon Bake is open 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm daily for dinner (reservations not required) Palace Theatre Show daily at 8:15 pm (tickets must be reserved in advance). Bear Gallery is open. Gazebo Nights performances nightly at 7:00 pm. Playground is open. Picnic shelters are available for rent (see Facility Rentals) Square Dance Hall offers scheduled events and classes The Folk School offers classes. RV Parking-no hookups such as sewer, water, electric. Dry Camping ONLY.

WINTER SEASON

Labor Day through Memorial Day Weekend

No admission fee. The Park is open from 5:00 am to midnight for self guided walking tours to explore the artifacts and buildings, all of which are marked with interpretive signage, as well as holiday lighting. Some museums may be open for limited hours, please contact the Park Office for details. Bear Gallery is open Tuesday-Saturday 12:00 pm 6:00 pm. Playground is open. Square Dance Hall offers scheduled events and classes. The Folk School offers classes.

HISTORY OF THE PARK In late 1960/early 1961, the Pioneers of Alaska requested public land from the State of Alaska. The plan for the land was to create a tourist attraction that showed historical Alaska exhibits. The Pioneers of Alaska formed a nonprofit, Pioneer Memorial Park, Inc. for the purpose of pursuing the Park project.In 1965, the Alaska 67, or A-67, committee requested that the Park be used for the 100th year celebration of Alaska's purchase from Russia. A-67 requested federal funding to develop the Pioneer Memorial State Historical Park. A-67 subleased the Park from Pioneer Memorial Park Inc. and the Park was opened as "Alaska 67 Centennial Exposition". In 1968 Pioneer Memorial Park Inc. quitclaimed the Park to the State of Alaska. That same day the State of Alaska quitclaimed the Park to the City of Fairbanks.On May 1, 1968, City of Fairbanks Mayor, Red Boucher signed a letter to the Prime Minister of Ottawa, Canada, stating that "Alaskaland" was the new name for the 40-acre Exposition resulting from the A-67 Centennial site in Fairbanks. In July, 1987 the City of Fairbanks quitclaimed Alaskaland to the Fairbanks North Star Borough. In 2001, the name of the Park was changed to Pioneer Park to more accurately reflect the historical importance of the Park and reduce the expectation of a theme park.

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MUSEUMS

Open 12:00 pm-8:00 pm Memorial Day weekend-Labor Day Known as the "Last Lady of the River" she was build in Nenana, Alaska and launched in 1933. This 210 foot wooden hull boat carried both passengers and freight along with her crew of 32.

SS NENANA

KITTY HENSLEY HOUSE

The SS Nenana operated on the Yukon and Tanana rivers until 1954 and she was named a National Historic Landmark in 1989.

The Kitty Hensley House Museum has been located at Pioneer Park since 1967. Our pioneer lady, Kitty Hensley arrived in Fairbanks in 1907 and was the original owner of this Queen Anne style house and of the riverboat the "Florence S". You are invited to stop in and visit this unique museum which reflects how early day pioneer homemakers were an integral part of settling Fairbanks. Operated by the Pioneers of Alaska.

The Harding Car is also known as the Denali Car. President Warren G. Harding rode in this car when he came to Alaska in 1923 to drive the Golden Spike for the Alaska Railroad, completing the 500 mile long line. Harding was the first President to visit Alaska.

HARDING CAR

Housed in the gold dome, the Interior and Arctic Alaska Aeronautical Foundation operates a historical aviation museum. The museum features aircraft and memorabilia from the Alaska air adventures of yesteryear. The museum displays aircraft used in Alaska from 1913 to 1948.

PIONEER AIR MUSEUM The Fairbanks Pioneer Museum features areas of interest, such as communications, transportation, farming, tools, native culture and of course mining. Items in these areas were donated to the Museum by early pioneers and gold seekers.

PIONEER MUSEUM

Come and view many authentic displays including professionals, musical instruments and general store. Learn about the early pioneer’s daily challenges and let your mind experience what was needed to survive in the North.

Engine #1 was restored over a ten year period by the Friends of the Tanana Valley Railroad and is on display in the Museum. It is the oldest operating steam locomotive in Alaska and the Yukon Territory. Operated by the Friends of the Tanana Valley Railroad

TANANA VALLEY RAILROAD

WICKERSHAM HOUSE

Originally situated on the corner of 1st Avenue and Noble Street. It was the first house in Fairbanks built with milled lumber and a white picket fence. The lot was purchased in April, 1904 by Judge James Wickersham for $175. He built the house himself that same spring, hauling the lumber down the street on his back. The house was moved to A-67 in 1967, partially restored by the City of Fairbanks in 1977, and placed on the Historic National Register in April, 1979. Operated by The Tanana Yukon Historical Society

The Bear Gallery, Fairbanks Arts' gift shop and art gallery, is located on the third floor of the Centennial Center for the Arts in Pioneer Park and is free and open to the public. Operated by Fairbanks Arts Association

BEAR ART GALLERY

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SHOP & EAT LOCAL

OH SO WONDERFUL...

S&T BARKERY

FROSTY PAWS

Operating in historic Pioneer Park for over 40 years, the Alaska Salmon Bake offers an authentic Alaskan dining experience in a truly unique environment. For current menu and prices please see the Alaska Salmon Bake website.

Welcome to the "Oh So Wonderful..." seasonal shop of your dreams! There are so many wonderful Alaskan made, handcrafted gifts and trinkets. For special orders and more, please send a message through their Facebook page or by telephone at : (907) 347-4987

Just like humans like to go to the bakery and get donuts, cookies and cakes, S & T Barkery provides bakery-style dog treats that are delicious as well as healthy! They use all natural, human grade ingredients in our dog treats with no wheat or grains added. Click here to visit their Facebook page.

Frosty Paws Ice Cream Shop serving delicious soft serve ice cream! Top it with chocolate or cherry dip, or have some rainbow sprinkles!We also have milkshakes, sundaes, floats and more!Stop by cabin 31A (by the playground across from the train depot). Click here to visit their Facebook page.

THE LITTLE WILLOW

Charms by Cj's handmade fused glass jewelry and angel ornaments are wonderful, unique, one-of-a-kind pieces, and Made in the USA. Visit their exciting cabin (#8) at Pioneer Park. Click here to visit their ETSY store.

CHARMS BY CJ

SOUVLAKI

OISHI BAKERYMAMA BEAR'S KOMBUCHA LLC

Visitors dress in period costume for fun photo opportunities! Click here to visit their Facebook page.

OLD TIME PHOTOS

This shop sells unique, handmade items beaded art by Gail Kennedy, Bead Artist, as well as native Alaskan apparel and other apparel items, handmade baskets and other items made by local artisans. Visit them on Instagram for additional info and announcements.

PIONEER PARK

ALASKA SALMON BAKE

Open 12:00 pm-8:00 pm Memorial Day weekend-Labor Day

Souvlaki is a locally owned, family business that has been open since 1972!Come eat on the boardwalk and enjoy the wonders of Gold Rush Town! As our customers say, "You have to get it hot and with the sauce!" Click here to visit their Facebook page.

Japanese bakery serving variety taste of Japan, including savory lunch, pan, and desserts. We also serve locally made organic kombucha with a variety of Alaskan flavors. Visit Oishi Bakery website & Mama Bear's Kombucha website.

Selling and displaying unique art, carvings, and sculptures. Click here to visit their Facebook page.

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Serving Eastern Carolina Pulled Pork, burgers, loaded nachos, pork skins, banana pudding AND MORE! Click here to visit their Facebook page.

GOLD RUSH ICE CREAM PARLOUR

NIKKO'S

THE FOLK SCHOOL

Click here to view some of the fabulous products that The Folk School sells online. Most items can be shipped directly to you, or to a friend or family member (if the purchase is a gift). You can also arrange a time to shop at The Folk School cabin at Pioneer Park and check out our selection of hand-crafted items, t-shirts, tools, and more!

PICK 'N POKE GIFT SHOP

Offering 18 different flavors of delicious ice cream, and 20 enjoyable flavors of shaved ice! We have been serving frozen concoctions at Pioneer Park for generations, stop by and begin your memories! Click here to visit their Facebook page.

In addition to a wide selection of quality shirts, jackets and sweatshirts we offer these specials EVERY DAY: $7.95 TShirts or 3 for $21!. $5.00 Baseball Caps or 3 for $12 Hoodies & Sweatshirts from $19.95! Be sure to ride the WILD SALMON while you are there-it is a great photo op to share with friends and family back home!

RV PARKING PIONEER PARK OFFERS DRY CAMPING ONLY (NO RV HOOKUPS SUCH AS ELECTRIC, SEWER ETC.) Available Memorial Day through Labor Day on a first come first serve basis. No reservations accepted. $12.00 per night. Please pay RV fees day of arrival. Cash or check payments with exact currency or amount can be made at Pioneer Park fee payment locations in the parking lot (East or West end of main parking lot). Maximum of 5 consecutive nights; not more than 15 nights in any consecutive 30-day period. Please park in one of the marked "RV" parking spaces at either the West or East end of the main Parking Lot, OR in a single regular parking space. Please be considerate and keep your total utilization of space to the area in which your vehicle is parked. If a second space is needed, you will be required to pay for a second space. Potable water station is available at no cost-approximately May-September Please observe quiet hours (generators included) from 10:00pm-7:00am NO TENT CAMPING AVAILABLE. NO charcoal or open flame fires/grills. Gas grills are acceptable. All animals must be kept on a leash or contained within your vehicle. If you are not present at your recreational vehicle all pets must be contained/secured inside the vehicle. Do not leave animals leashed to the outside of a vehicle when you are not present. Please pick up and dispose of all pet waste in a designated receptacle.

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PIONEER PARK FACILITY RENTALS THEATERS

Pioneer Park offers four picnic shelters for rent in various locations within the Park. All picnic shelters include: 8-10 picnic tables (approximately 8 feet long) Two charcoal grills under the shelter and one larger charcoal grill outside the shelter Two GFI electrical outlets (amplified sound is not allowed at Pioneer Park)

PLAYGROUND PICNIC SHELTER

CENTENNIAL CENTER THEATER

PIONEER PARK

PICNIC SHELTER RESERVATIONS

The Theatre in the Centennial Center is available to rent for private or public events (public events require insurance). Seating capacity in the Theatre is 384 fixed seating and 30 ADA seating. Use of the light/sound booth and associated equipment is included in the rental. Light/sound technician NOT included and must be operated by the user group after instruction from Park Staff. Dressing rooms are available to rent separately if needed for performances. Dressing rooms include one men's and one women's dressing room that both include lit mirrors, showers and restroom facilities.

MOOSE CREEK SHELTER

Located opposite the Train Located opposite the Air Museum, in between the Museum and next to the Playground and Tot Lot volleyball court. Playground.

PALACE THEATRE

WILDERNESS SHELTER

The Palace Theatre is available to rent from November 1February 28 (29) for private and public events (public events require insurance). Maximum seating capacity is 144.Please note that total capacity will be reduced with the use of tables and chairs. Restrooms available for use.

SQUARE DANCE SHELTER

Located near the boat launch Located opposite the immediately to the right Centennial Center and next to inside the Peger Road parking the Square Dance Hall. area.

GAZEBO The Gazebo is located in the Gold Rush Town of Pioneer Park and is available to rent for weddings and performances (public events may require insurance and a contract). During the summer season, park benches are placed around the Gazebo to accommodate seating for Gazebo Nights events and other performances. If you are interested in using the Gazebo for a wedding, and require additional seating, chairs must be rented from Pioneer Park and requested in advance.

MEETING AND EVENT SPACE Centennial Center Exhibit Hall Centennial Center Upper Level Pioneer Hall Lobby Palace Theatre The First Presbyterian Church

RESERVE AT: WWW.FNSB.GOV *Subject to availability.

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FACILITIES & REC AREAS

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 5 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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CHENA LAKE REC AREA 3779 Laurance Rd North Pole, AK 99705

Park Ranger: (907) 322-7773 Park Office: (907) 590-1704 Boat Rental: (907) 590-8552

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 6 sites located on an island only accessible by non-motorized boat. 259 acre Chena Lake has thee a sand swim beach, two pavilions, a boat rental station and a handicap accessible fishing dock. AMMENTIES INCLUDE: The River Park is a more secluded area with two different camping areas (summer use only), a Playground pavilion, hiking and skiing trails and boat access Day Use Picnic Sites w/ Fire Rings to the Chena River. 3 Covered Pavilions 2 Swimming Areas wi/ Sandy Beaches Paved Bike Path Boat Rental Facility & Boat Launch 2 Fishing Docks Potable Water Stations 10+ miles of trails Self-guided Nature Trail

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FISHING

In the wintertime, Chena Lake Recreation Area is an excellent location for aurora viewing due to its wide open areas and a large lake, away from the city lights. If you're feeling like a walk, there are several winter trails on and around the lake. We recommend taking a headlamp or a flashlight. Two-wheel drive vehicles are acceptable during the entire Aurora Season except during extreme stormy conditions.

BIKING

PAVILION RENTALS

Chena Lake Recreation Area has 5.5 miles of paved bike trails and 3.6 miles of unpaved bike trails. With multiple parking areas and easy access on and off the trails, make Chena Lake your next biking destination! All trails are flat, with little to no elevation gain.

BOATING

Rentals: $10/hour, $40/day

Pavilion Rentals are available at both the Lake Park and River Park. $30 up to 4 hours; $50 over 4 hours. Choose from the Island View Pavilion, Riverside Pavilion, or Swim Beach Pavilion. Full park reservations also available. Special event fees may apply.

TRAILS

Chena Lake Recreation Area invites all non-motorized watercraft users to enjoy the lake, but we ask that you do so responsibly. No boats are to be within the buoys marking the swimming beach area. Our boat rental hut offers a variety of rental options from hour to full day rentals. Kayaks, Canoes, Stand Up Paddleboards, Pedal-boats and Riverboats are all available for rent. If you have any questions about boat rentals, please call (907) 590-8552.

CAMPING

Chena Lake Recreation Area is stocked with Rainbow Trout, Silver Salmon, and Arctic Char in the winter. Ice Huts are available for rent for $30/day in the wintertime. Huts are 8'x12' and four holes are drilled the morning of your reservation. Wood stove and one bundle wood included. Bring own fishing & warm weather gear, lighter/matches for stove, lantern and may the fish bite all day for you!

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AURORA VIEWING

$15/night Tent, $20/night Camper

Chena Lake Recreation area has two campgrounds; one at the Lake Park and one at the River Park. Each campground has two camping loops and a combined total of 80 campsites (some pull through) and potable water and restroom facilities. Our island has an additional 6 tent camping sites, which can only be accessible by nonmotorized boat. Camping Available May - September; Sites are first come, first serve. Tent, Camper, Vehicle, etc. must be in the site to claim. Once you arrive in a site, please fill out the green card and place it in slot on post. A Park Ranger will collect your payment during your stay. Camping Rules: Fires allowed in fire pits only. No cutting of trees, brush or bark. Burning pallets is strictly prohibited. Firewood is available for sale from ranger. Quiet time hours: 10:00pm - 6:00am. Check out time is 2:00pm.

The River Park Cross Country Ski Trails are available for year-round use. Choose from 7 kilometers of trails nestled along the Chena River and the flood control collection channel. Please remember to be alert to the presence of wildlife on these trails. Mike Agbaba Trail System hosts 12 miles of multipleuse trails along Chena Lake and surrounding park areas. Choose from the 3.8-mile, 5.1-mile, 6.5-mile, 9.5-mile or 12-mile loops for your activity. Trailhead is located at Lake Park near the children’s playground equipment. Please be courteous to other trail users along the way. During the winter months, classical crosscountry ski trails at the River Park with 2.5 km , 4.0 km, and 5.5 km loops are groomed. No dogs are allowed on the ski trails. In addition, a multi-use trail with 3.8, 5.5, 6.5, 9.5, and 12 mile loops for snowmachiners, skate skiers, skijors, dog mushers, walkers, and snowshoers is also maintained.

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TANANA LAKES REC AREA 4400 S Cushman St Ext Fairbanks, AK 99701

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

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.

AMMENTIES INCLUDE: 4+ miles of Trails Fishing Dock Non-Motorized and Motorzied Lakes Ice Skating Loop in Winter Playgrounds Swim Beach with Volleyball Court Rifle Range Pavilion Rentals Day Use Areas Large Parking Areas

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Tanana Lakes Recreation Area invites all motorized and non-motorized watercraft users to enjoy the lakes, but we ask that you do so responsibly.No motorized boats allowed on Cushman Lake. Tanana Lake, which allows entry to the Tanana River, is open to motorized boats. On-site Boat Rentals are offered through Alaska Dream Adventures. Rental Rates: $15 for one hour, $25 for two hours, or $35 for the day. Open Memorial Day through Labor Day. Click here for more information on rentals.

RIFLE RANGE Open 8:00am -10:00pm Daily; Closed on Wednesdays 8:00am -10:00am for Maintenance and Cleaning. The loading or discharge of firearms, bows or crossbows, are prohibited for public safety reasons anywhere in the recreation area, except at the outdoor shooting range.

SWIMMING

FISHING Tanana Lakes is stocked annually by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game with Rainbow Trout and Chinook Salmon. The Tanana River has Arctic Grayling, Northern Pike, Whitefish, and Burbot. Ice Huts are available for rent for $30/day in the wintertime. Huts are 8'x12' and four holes are drilled the morning of your reservation. Wood stove and one bundle wood included. Bring own fishing & warm weather gear, lighter/matches for stove, lantern and may the fish bite all day for you!

ICE SKATING In the wintertime, Tanana Lakes features an ice rink and skating loop. Parks maintenance staff plow and mop the rink and skate loop when conditions allow. Bring your own skates, or stop by the Big Dipper Ice Arena and rent skates!

PAVILION RENTALS Pavilion Rentals are available at the park $30 up to 4 hours; $50 over 4 hours. Full park reservations also available. Special event fees may apply.

Pavilion Rentals are available at the park $30 up to 4 hours; $50 over 4 hours. Full park reservations also available. Special event fees may apply.

TRAILS In the summertime, Tanana Lakes hosts motorized and non-motorized trails throughout the park, as well as a section of gravel service roads. In summer, the 6.4 km loop around the park is a great option. The Sandpiper, Eagle and Overlook Trails offer shorter treks. In the wintertime, Tanana Lakes has more than five miles of groomed trails for cross country skiing. Additional trails connect to areas for snow machining, including those that head out onto the Tanana River and go for miles. All trails are two-way trails and can be used in either direction. The trail system is open to the public seven days a week. Please note that although trails may be open, conditions are not guaranteed. Avoid hiking, dog use, and other activities that can degrade or damage groomed trail surfaces that are marked for skiing. running is not permitted on the ski trails in winter. Keep an eye out for snowmachines! Trail funding provided in part by The Recreational Trails Program through The Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation.

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BOATING


Huts 8x12, 4 holes drilled the morning of your reservation, wood stove & 1 bundle wood included.


FAMILY/STROLLER SKATE Parent/Guardian must be on the ice with children. Bring your stroller for the little ones!

Fridays 2:00pm - 3:00pm Saturdays 1:30pm - 2:30pm

RECREATIONAL SKATE This year, to adhere to safety measures amid COVID-19, indoor public skating and hockey times can be pre-booked through our online reservation system. Reservations required for each skater; Walk in use is not available at this time. Masks and social distancing are required.

To reserve a time slot, please visit:

Monday - Friday 11:45am - 1:00pm Tuesdays 3:30pm - 4:45pm Saturdays 5:15pm - 6:30pm Sundays 3:00pm - 4:15pm

FREESTYLE SKATE Mondays & Wednesdays 6:30am - 7:30am

STICK & PUCK Monday - Friday 8:15am - 9:15am Mondays & Tuesdays 1:45pm - 2:45pm

The Big Dipper also has 3 Outdoor Rinks available for first-come, first-serve use! Bring your own skates!

Schedules subject to change. Please check online for the most up-to-date schedule. The online version is available for download at: www.fnsb.gov.



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BIG DIPPER ICE ARENA 1920 Lathrop Street Fairbanks, AK 99701

Skateroom: (907) 459-1104 Main Office: (907) 459-1070

The Big Dipper Ice Arena is owned and operated by the Fairbanks North Star Borough for the benefit of all its residents and visitors. Once an airplane hangar in Tanacross, the structure was reassembled and repurposed as an ice arena in Fairbanks in 1968. Commonly referred to as "The Dipper," the facility hosts public skating, youth and adult hockey, and is home of the Ice Dogs of the North American Hockey League. A walking and jogging track is free to the public during scheduled hours. Most areas of the facility, including the ice, are available for private rentals and special events.

AMMENTIES INCLUDE: Parks and Recreation Main Office Indoor Ice Rink 2 Birthday Party Areas Conference Room 3 Outdoor Ice Rinks Kiwanis Football Field Indoor & Outdoor Walking/Jogging Track Ice Skate Rentals Ice Dogs (North American Hockey League) Large Parking Lot

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MARY SIAH REC CENTER 1025 14th Avenue Fairbanks, AK 99701

Front Desk: (907) 459-1082

Mary Siah Recreation Center is a small facility, but, for its size, offers a large variety of recreational opportunities to the Fairbanks community. Mary Siah has a balmy, 85-degree pool, and hot tub and sauna to warm your bones and relax aching muscles. The pool at Mary Siah has four, 25-yard lanes. Mary Siah’s pool and rooms can be rented for birthday parties or other private events. The workout room at Mary Siah has a weight room complete with weight machines, free weights, exercise balls, two treadmills, a Stairmaster, a recumbent bike, and an upright bike.

AMMENTIES INCLUDE: Pool Area with Hot Tub and Sauna Lap Swim, Recreation Swim & Family Swim Men's and Women's Locker Rooms with restrooms, changing areas, lockers, and showers. 2 Birthday Party Rental Areas Weekly Recreation Programs Art & Conference Room Fitness Room with Cardio & Weights 3 Tennis Courts and Lawn Area

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BIRCH HILL REC AREA 101 Wilderness Drive Fairbanks, AK 99701

Office: (907) 457-4488 Nordic Ski Club: (907) 457-4435

The Birch Hill Recreation Area is one of the premier cross-country skiing destinations in the country. Not only are the trails some of the best designed and maintained trails in the nation, but the buildings offer great places for before and after skiing activities as well as places to socialize. All this is offered by a joint effort by the Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks and the Fairbanks North Star Borough Parks and Recreation Department. Although you can use the trails at any time, the gate to the recreation area is closed and locked from 10:00pm to 7:00am each night. The Jim Whisenhant Cross Country Ski Trails weave throughout Birch Hill Recreation Area.

AMMENTIES INCLUDE: Cross Country Ski Center with a Ski Waxing Room, Restrooms with changing areas, & a 2,500 square foot Assembly Room Jim Whisenhant Cross Country Ski Trails (40+ kilometers) Warm-Up Hut with 24-hour restrooms and changing facilities 18-Hole Disc Golf Course with 2 sets of tees Biathlon Range and large lawn area Multiple Parking Areas

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OUTDOOR RECREATION Schedules subject to change. Some program information may have changed after this guide has been printed. The online version is available for download at: www.fnsb.gov.

TRAILS OFFICE 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 Trail Plan cross many types of property and have varying degrees of public access. Public access is not guaranteed across all sections of trails in the Trail Plan. 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 trail, the Cranberry Trail, was added in 2006. Fairbanks residents can nominate new and existing trails to be added to the Trail Plan by making recommendations to the Trails Coordinator and the Trails Advisory Commission.

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 at-large 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 trailrelated interests, contact the Trails Coordinator: Bryant Wright, (907) 459-7401, bryant.wright@fnsb.gov.

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All Ages

What is the Trails Challenge? The Fairbanks Trails Challenge is an all-ages, all-abilities, outdoor scavenger hunt of epic proportions! The Trails Challenge is designed to get you out with your friends and family to explore our wonderful local trails, both new and familiar. Each summer and winter season, Parks Department staff temporarily installs special signs in secret locations along a dozen or so local trails. While the signs are up, we invite everyone to visit the trails and try and find the signs. Along the way we hope you have a chance to learn new skills, see new places, and make positive memories. How do you take the Trails Challenge? Anyone is allowed to participate in the search. When you find a sign, prove you made it by taking a “selfie” photo with the sign and posting it on social media with the hashtag “#FNSBTrails” or email your photo to Parks@fnsb.gov. And of course, leave the sign to be found by the next trail challenge participant. Participants who find AT LEAST TEN signs during the event can win prizes from local sponsors and the coveted Trailblazer Award. Participants under the age of ten can find at least five signs to win the Junior Trailblazer Award! Whether you find one or find them all, challenge yourself to get outside and enjoy nature! When can we take the Trails Challenge? The Trails Office hosts two Fairbanks Trails Challenge events each year: a Winter Trails Challenge and a Summer Trails Challenge. The Winter Trails Challenge starts roughly in mid-December and lasts through March. Start and end dates fluctuate depending on weather and trail conditions. The signs stay in place for the season then are removed to be placed in new and different locations for the next challenge. So each season you are challenged to have a new adventure!

OUTDOOR RECREATION

FAIRBANKS WINTER TRAILS CHALLENGE

TRAILS CHALLENGE QUESTIONS? Contact the Trails Coordinator at bryant.wright@fnsb.gov or 907-459-7401. Check the Trails Office webpage for MAPS and TRAILS INFORMATION! Follow the FNSB Parks & Recreation Facebook Page for updates.

DATE

CHALLENGE

AGES

TRAILS REQUIRED

FEE

REG. OPENS

12/18 - 4/30 12/18 - 4/30

Junior Trailblazer Trailblazer

0-9 years 10 years and up

5 or more 10 or more

FREE FREE

12/15 10AM 12/15 10AM

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. Additional updates may be available. For additional information and trail maps, please visit this page.

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LIBRARY PROGRAMS

LIBRARY PROGRAMS Schedules subject to change. Some program information may have changed after this guide has been printed. The online version is available for download at: www.fnsb.gov.

NOEL WIEN PUBLIC LIBRARY 1215 Cowles Street, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 459-1020 Curbside Pick-up, via the Bookmobile: Monday-Friday 11:00am – 5:30pm Saturday 11:00am – 3:00pm Library Card Account Questions & In-Person Appointment Request Line: 907-459-1048 Monday-Friday: 10am-6pm

NORTH POLE BRANCH LIBRARY 656 NPHS Boulevard, North Pole, AK 99705 (907) 488-6101 Curbside Pick-up, park & call: Tuesday-Saturday: 11:00am-5:00pm Library Card Account Questions & In-Person Appointment Request Line: 907-488-6101 Tuesday-Friday: 10:00am-6:00pm Saturday: 11:00am-5:00pm 42

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BOOKMOBILE / CURBSIDE

GRAB AND GO BOOK SETS

The Bookmobile is currently serving as the curbside pick-up point at the Noel Wien Library parking lot for library materials. Click here for information about curbside service, or call the Reference desk at 459-1047. Service to outlying stops has been suspended until further notice. Bookmobile staff are in the office Tuesday through Saturday. We are currently offering curbside pick-up at the North Pole Branch Library! North Pole patrons can pick up their holds locally or choose to pick them up at the NWL in the parking lot through the Bookmobile.

If you're not looking for a specific subject, but instead want just a collection of children's books, already bundled together, have we got a deal for you. We choose a set of books based on what's available and what type of set you want (you won't be able to request specific titles). Once you have filled out the online form, wait for a call from the library letting you know the books are available for curbside pickup. Due to staffing and space constraints at our pickup locations, one request per library card per every two weeks for Noel Wien Library patrons. North Pole Branch patrons can submit one request per library card per week.

Bookmobile staff will now be offering a request and delivery service to our outlying locations at Haystack, Goldstream, Ester, Salcha, and Two Rivers. THIS SERVICE WILL NOT INCLUDE BROWSING. If you live in one of these outlying areas and would like to request items to be delivered to your location, call the Bookmobile office at 459-1031 or email us at bookmobile@fnsb.gov. Please contact us as far in advance of our visit as possible to give us time to gather items. Please wait for us to call you before coming to pick up your items. Even if you see that your hold is available or checked out to you, we have unordinary processes such as item quarantine, that take time. If you think you missed our call, please call us at the Circulation Desk for Fairbanks pickups, or the Help Desk for North Pole Branch pickups, and we’ll investigate. Please return your library items at our bookdrops, located outside of our libraries. Items returned to the library will be quarantined for 5 days before returning to the collection.

FETCH! (GET LIBRARY MATERIALS) Your friendly local librarians are here to help you find your next read during this time of social distancing due to COVID19. If you would like for us to "shop" the library collection for you, or to "fetch" a specific item, please fill out this form to help us determine what sorts of reads and media you may enjoy. A librarian will be in touch within two business days regarding your request if they have any questions. The Circulation Department (Noel Wien) or Help Desk (North Pole Branch) will contact you when your materials are ready for curbside pickup. Note: we will pull up to 10 items per request, per library card holder due to space constraints at our curbside pick-up points. One request per library card holder per day.

WI-FI During the Library’s limited services due to the COVID-19 health crisis, wifi is available 24/7 at our facilities at no charge and with no password. For those wishing to use the Library’s wifi outside of our building, it is recommended to safely park as close to the library buildings as possible without blocking fire lanes, in order to get stronger signal.

LIBRARY PROGRAMS

CURRENT SERVICES & OFFERINGS DURING COVID-19

COMPUTER APPOINTMENTS NOEL WIEN LIBRARY We are offering the following sessions at Noel Wien Public Library for computer use: Session #1: 10:00am -11:45am Session #2: 12:00pm – 1:45pm Session #3: 2:00pm – 3:45pm Session #4: 4:00pm – 5:45pm Request your appointment by submitting the Computer Session Appointment Request form or call the library directly for an appointment: Noel Wien Public Library: (907) 459-1045. One request per day, per patron.

NORTH POLE BRANCH LIBRARY One request per day, per patron. The Library is open Tuesdays - Saturdays from 11am - 5pm. 45 minute sessions are available to use a computer or to print, copy, or fax a document. Contact North Pole Branch @ (907)488-6101 or email us at NPB.Library@fnsb.us for more information or to set up an appointment.

BOOK A LIBRARIAN Do you need help signing up for eMaterials? Perhaps help downloading apps and setting up your device? Do you need help with research or genealogy? Fairbanks North Star Borough maintains a staff of professional librarians ready to assist you with research and/or technology questions. Whatever your technology-related or research-related needs are, call the Reference Desk at Noel Wien (459-1047), the Help Desk at North Pole Branch (488-6101).

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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 contact parks@fnsb.gov 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

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

BASEBALL

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

CURLING

GOLF/DISC GOLF FAIRBANKS DISC GOLF ASSOCIATION ceamsden@gmail.com 907-322-7071 Facebook - FairbanksDGA FAIRBANKS GOLF ASSOCIATION fgasecretary@yahoo.com 907-378-9440 www.fairbanksgolfassociation.com

FAIRBANKS ADULT AMATEUR BASEBALL fairbanksadultbaseball@gmail.com 907-388-2396 www.leaguelineup.com/faabl

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

FAIRBANKS NORTH STAR INTERIOR PONY BASEBALL david@soderlundengineering.com 907-347-0877 www.leaguelineup.com/fnsbibl

CYCLING

HIKING

ALASKA GOLDPANNERS BASEBALL, INC. www.goldpanners.com

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

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

FAR NORTH BMX farnorthbmx@yahoo.com 907-322-6314 www.farnorthbmx.com

HOCKEY

BASKETBALL

DANCING

INTERIOR YOUTH BASKETBALL iyb@gci.net 907-457-4492 www.interioryouthbasketball.com

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

CANOE/KAYAK

FOOTBALL

FAIRBANKS WOMEN'S BASKETBALL hbest25@yahoo.com 907-687-9515 Facebook - FairbanksWomensBasketball

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

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CLIMBING

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

FAIRBANKS YOUTH FOOTBALL president@fairbanksyouthfc.org 907-378-6635 www.fairbanksyouthfootball.com

PIONEER PARK PUTTERS 907-459-1275 data.fnsb.us/parksandrecreation/pioneerpark

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

ARCTIC LIONS HOCKEY ASSOCIATION fairbankshiking@gmail.com 907-452-7246 www.hometeamsonline.com/arcticlions FAIRBANKS AMATEUR HOCKEY faha@acsalaska.net 907-322-5978 hockeyclubfairbanks.com FAIRBANKS MEN’S HOCKEY ASSOCIATION stony@acsalaska.net 907-488-2753 www.fairbanksmenshockey.com FAIRBANKS WOMEN'S HOCKEY marsa.sharrah@kochps.com 907-378-4077 fairbankswomenshockey.pucksystems.com OLDTIMERS HOCKEY ASSOCIATION fbksoldtimershockey@yahoo.com 907-479-8493 www.fairbanksoldtimershockey.com


HORSEBACK RIDING

CELEBRATION RANCH cowgirlin75@hotmail.com 907-488-4478 Facebook - Celebration Ranch

FAIRBANKS WORLD TANG SOO KARATE ACADEMY fairbanksworldtsd@gmail.com 907-479-3256 fairbankswtsd.com

DO

INTERNATIONAL KARATE ASSOCIATION ika@ikaalaska.com 907-474-8080 www.ikaalaska.com ORION’S BELT SCHOOL DEFENSE orionsbelt@gci.net 907-456-2358 orionsbeltalaska.com

OF

SELF

TAOIST TAI CHI SOCIETY 907-456-8827 alaska.usa.taoist.org

MUSHING

GOLDEN HEART SOFTBALL ghsasoftball@gmail.com 907-388-6993 www.goldenheartsoftball.org

SKATEBOARD/BMX

INTERIOR GIRLS SOFTBALL & T-BALL igsa.alaska@gmail.com 541-316-0150 www.igsaak.org

FAR NORTH BMX farnorthbmx@yahoo.com 907-460-1277 www.usabmx.com/tracks/1108 JOEL'S PLACE SKATEPARK joelsplacealaska@gmail.com 907-452-2621 www.joelsplacealaska.org

SKIING/SKIJOURING ALASKA SKIJORING ASSOCIATION info@alaskaskijoring.org 907-457-5456 www.alaskaskijoring.org FAIRBANKS ALPINE SKI CLUB president@aipgalaska.org 907-460-7239 www.fairbanksalpine.org NORDIC SKI CLUB OF FAIRBANKS info@nscfairbanks.org 907-457-4435 www.nscfairbanks.org

ALASKA DOG MUSHERS ASSOCIATION adma@sleddog.org 907-457-6874 halaskadogmushers.com

SALCHA SKI CLUB 907-888-2755 Facebook—SalchaSkiClub

JUNIOR DOG MUSHERS OF INTERIOR AK info@juniordogmushers.com 907-590-6921 juniordogmushers.com

SNOWMACHING

PADDLING

FAIRBANKS PADDLERS info@fairbankspaddlers.org 907-457-3962 www.fairbankspaddlers.org

PICKLEBALL

FAIRBANKS PICKLEBALL CLUB melodyandjerry@gmail.com 907-750-2412 www.pickleball.net

RUNNING

RUNNING CLUB NORTH running@runningclubnorth.org 907-388-8085 ww.runningclubnorth.org

SOFTBALL

ALASKA INTERNATIONAL SENIOR GAMES diann@alaskaisg.org 907-978-2388 www.alaskaisg.org

FAIRBANKS SKATEPARK COALITION jerrylsadler@gmail.com 907-347-0890 www.nscfundalaska.org/FSC

INTERIOR ALASKA TRAIL RIDERS jowen@ptialaska.net 907-457-8971 www.ptialaska.net/~lnorth

MARITAL ARTS

SENIOR GAMES

FAIRBANK OFFROAD LIONS fairbanksoffroadlions@gmail.com Facebook - Fairbanks Offroad Lions FAIRBANKS SNOWTRAVELERS trails@snowtravelers.org 907-460-9935 www.snowtravelers.org

SOCCER

FAIRBANKS YOUTH SOCCER director@fairbanksyouthsoccer.com 907-456-3972 www.fysasoccer.org

ULTIMATE

FAIRBANKS ULTIMATE ASSOCIATION 907-978-2939 Facebook Group -Fairbanks Ultimate

SWIMMING MIDNIGHT SUN SWIM TEAM Patrick.j.burda@gmail.com https://www.teamunify.com/team/as mst/page/home NORTHERN AREA AQUATICS ghbga@mosquitonet.com 907-378-3847 www.teamunify.com/aknaac

COMMUNITY RESROUCES

ALASKA STATE QUARTER HORSE ASSOC. lorih@mtaonline.net 907-727-4444 www.asqha.com

NORTH POLE AQUATIC CLUB npaccoaches@gmail.com https://www.teamunify.com/team/akn pac STINGRAY SWIM TEAM coachjosh@aksst.com 970-689-1407 www.stingrayswim.org

TENNIS

FAIRBANKS TENNIS ASSOCIATION Fairbankstennis@Gmail.Com 907-455-4301 www.fairbankstennis.com FAIRBANKS INTERIOR TABLE TENNIS diann.darnall@gmail.com 907-479-5421 www.fitt-club.net

VOLLEYBALL

ARCTIC VOLLEYBALL CLUB arcticvolleyballclub@gmail.com 907-687-6360 www.arcticvolleyballclub.com FAIRBANKS VOLLEYBALL ASSOCIATION dwdrum@hotmail.com 907-460-0379 Facebook -Fairbanks Volleyball Association

WRESTLING

INTERIOR YOUTH WRESTLING CLUB interioryouth@hotmail.com 907-458-0980 NORTH POLE WRESTLING CLUB admin@npwrestlingclub.com 907-490-3160 www.npwrestlingclub.com

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FAIRBANKS NORTH STAR BOROUGH

PARKS AND RECREATION Fairbanks North Star Borough Parks and Recreation PO Box 71267 Fairbanks, Alaska 99707

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