borough Parks and Recreation Department

The fate of the Carlson Center in Fairbanks will partly depend on the results of a survey that closes tomorrow night (Wednesday.) Fairbanks North Star Borough Parks and Recreation Department is studying how best to manage the multi-purpose building.


Fairbanks North Star Borough

Public pressure to reopen Fairbanks North Star Borough parks has that staff analyzing how to keep users and employees safe. Borough Chief of Staff Jim Williams says staff members are slowly being recalled to borough facilities with very strict social distancing guidelines.

“We’re just getting a lot of requests for services right now.”


Trails Challenge Extended to May 1

Apr 6, 2020

Alaska’s Interior had a very cold winter and a lot of snow. People are still skiing, snowshoeing and hiking on local trails. The state health department has recommended using trails as a way to help physical and mental health while staying far apart from each other. The Fairbanks North Star Borough Trails office has extended the Winter Trails Challenge to help people take advantage of the outdoors.


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City and borough officials announced Thursday that another groundwater contamination hotspot has been found in the Fairbanks area, this time around South Davis Park. In response, borough Mayor Karl Kassel says the Parks and Rec Department will no longer use water from contaminated wells to irrigate the park’s heavily used sports fields.


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Fairbanks North Star Borough officials announced Monday they’re planning to close the Mary Siah Recreation Center and demolish the 67-year-old structure this summer. It’s the first of several projects borough officials will be announcing in the coming weeks in an effort to catch up on an estimated $400 million backlog of deferred maintenance on more than 200 borough facilities.