In concert with the State of Alaska’s March 20 COVID-19 Health Mandate 8.1, Parks & Recreation has extended their facility closure and program suspensions through May 1, 2020. Augustus Brown Pool, Dimond Park Aquatic Center, Treadwell Arena, Mount Jumbo Gym, and Zach Gordon Youth Center are closed. Coed Volleyball, Preschool and Senior Open Gym, BAM Afterschool, and Start Smart are suspended. For additional information, read the complete Information Release.
Check out all the scavenger hunts! If you are looking to get some fresh air, choose a photo scavenger around a specific area of town. Staying in? Try the new hunker-down hunts to find things around the house. Check back frequently as we continue adding more scavenger hunts.
Here's another way to recreate while maintaining social distancing: selfie bingo! Jrint out the bingo card and take lots of selfies that fit the description in each space. For every 5 in a row, you will be entered to win a $25 Visa gift card. To be eligible for the drawing, completed bingo cards and selfies must be emailed to Parks.Rec@juneau.org by April 19, 2020. The drawing will take place on April 22 and the winner will be notified by email and announced on our Facebook page. Have fun and stay healthy!
Our Landscape Crew has been busy in the greenhouse already planting and caring for nearly 16,000 seedlings. They will help beautify our city when it warms up in May and the flowers move outdoors. You can help, too, by donating to the Adopt-A-Flower program! Donate by May 8 and your name will be included on the appreciation sign in Marine Park Plaza. Donate $1000+ and our crew will give you one of their amazing hanging baskets!
Spring is slowly arriving in the garden and there are scattered blooming treasures around the grounds. Come enjoy a stroll in the fresh air where there is plenty of open space to keep your distance from others. The Arboretum is open Wednesday through Saturday from 9am to 5pm.
The CBJ Parks & Recreation Department is considering changes to the regulations that govern commercial use of parks and recreation facilities. Existing regulations were written nearly 25 years ago, and a number of changes are proposed to provide a better framework to manage commercial use of these public facilities. For more information, please visit the project page.