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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Senior Recognition DayNew
​Senior Recognition Day will be held May 4, 2017, at the Carlson Center from 10 am to 1 pm.  Call for reservations.
4/28/2017 11:33 AM
Birch Hill Recreation Area is on summer hoursNew
​The Birch Hill Recreation Area is now on summer hours.  The building is open by reservation.  The grounds are open from 7 am to 10 pm.
4/27/2017 10:51 AM
Lake and Trail Festival
​Lake and Trail Festival,  Saturday, June 10th at Tanana Lakes Recreation Area Non-Motorized Boat Launch
The Parks & Recreation Department will be hosting a day on and around the lake.  Our partners will provide paddling instruction in canoes, kayaks, and stand-up paddle boards throughout the day (pre-registration required).  There will be many family oriented outdoor games, activites and classes.  The Summer Trails Challenge will be unveiled too!
4/25/2017 4:36 PM
Alyeska Track & Field Games
​Alyeska Track & Field Games - Saturday, June 3rd, Lathrop Track
Join us for our annual youth track and field games!  This event is fun and open to children born between the years of 2004 and 2011.  Children may participate in one of four events; 2 running, the softball throw and the long jump.  If you or your child is unsure about which event to particiapte in, come to one of the two Practice Sessions we will host at Kiwanis Field behind the Big Dipper for a chance to try out all the events.
4/25/2017 4:33 PM
Big Dipper elevator is working again!
​The elevator at the Big Dipper has been repaired and is functioning again. 
4/24/2017 3:42 PM