Family and Youth Recreation & Programming
Family and Youth Recreation and Programming focus on providing fun and inclusive events for the entire Fairbanks North Star Borough. Click on the flyers below to learn more about our upcoming events! We look forward to seeing you at an event soon!
Drop-in programs are available at the Carlson Center, Pioneer Park, Wescott Pool, Mary Siah, Hamme Pool, and the Big Dipper! These programs range from the Playzone to open swim to recreational skating and more! Drop-in fees cost $4/ youth, $6/ adults, $4/ senior, and $3/ adaptive. We offer 10 punch passes and other memberships for purchase on our website that can be used at any of these facilities! Find pricing and more information here!
Senior (60+) Recreation & Programming
Staying active and engaged in the community betters our health and well-being. The Senior Recreation division of the Fairbanks North Star Borough Parks and Recreation Department focuses on improving the lives of our seniors by providing programs that keep them active and engaged in the community. Join us for walking at the Big Dipper Ice Arena, exercising at the Mary Siah Recreation Center and Santa Senior Center, and scheduled cultural outings!
The FNSB VanTran service provides transportation to and from all Senior Programs. Participants must register through VanTran prior to receiving free rides to programs. You can fill out an application here!
Please take a look at the Golden Age Gazette and the activity calendar to find out more about upcoming programs!
April Golden Gazette Newsletter
Senior Recognition Day
We are inviting all seniors (60+) to come to enjoy a free lunch at the Carlson Center in celebration of our senior community in Fairbanks! We want YOU to nominate someone in the community that fits these 4 categories:
Nominations end Friday, April 7th, 2023! Click here to access the nomination forms! You must pre-register to attend the event. Event registration opens on April 1st! Check back soon for the registration link!
Adaptive Recreation & Programming
(907)459-1097 or (907)459-1070
The Parks and Recreation Adaptive Program offers community-based recreation activities 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 health, well-being, and quality of life. These programs promote independent individual interaction in a supervised group setting. Some of these programs include art activities, swimming, walking, bowling, lunch gatherings, games, karaoke, and more!
With the exception of art and swimming, most of these programs are geared toward adults. If you have an adolescent who wishes to participate in older group activities, please consult with the Program Coordinator about the guidelines for the activity. Most parent-accompanied adolescents are able to participate upon consultation. New faces are always welcomed!
Participants MUST register for adaptive recreation programs and can register by filling out the form here! An up-to-date registration form and waiver are required for participation.
The FNSB VanTran service provides transportation to and from Adaptive Recreation programs. Participants must register through VanTran prior to receiving free rides to programs. You can register by filling out the form here!