Parks and Recreation
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Parks and Rec color.pngThe 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.


​Swimming Lesson Registration

​​Mary S​iah Recreation Center

W​escott Pool​​​​

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How many trails can you explore this winter? Take the Fairbanks Trails Challenge!
​Scattered around the Fairbanks North Star Borough Trails System are ten Fairbanks Trails Challenge signs. Challenge yourself, your friends and family to find as many as you can! This year's Winter Challenge will take place from December 2016 to March 2017 and is free for anyone who wants to participate. No registration required: just find, photograph and share! If you can prove you made it to all ten Winter Challenge Trails you will secure ultimate bragging rights and be eligible to win some great prizes. For those who make it to ALL TEN TRAILS, an Awards Celebration will occur on March 16th, 2017 at the Tanana Lakes "Winter Try-Athlon" Race.
For More Information Click Here.​​​
2/1/2017 3:08 PM
Spring Swim Lessons are Scheduled
​Spring swim lesson schedules are available.  Check the schedule for registration dates.
   | 12/6/2016 3:55 PM
Ice Houses are ready!
​Ice houses have been placed at Chena Lake Recreation Area and Tanana Lakes Recreation Area.  To reserve an ice house, come by the Parks and Recreation Office at 1920 Lathrop St. 
11/30/2016 8:37 AM
Winter Programming at Birch Hill
​The Birch Hill ski trails have switched to winter programming.  They are open to Nordic skiing only.  Walking, biking and dog walking are prohibited.
11/7/2016 10:33 AM
Disc Golf Course is now closed
​The Birch Hill disc golf course is now closed for the season.
10/13/2016 9:08 AM