Pioneer Park

Welcome to Pioneer Park where history is celebrated and preserved for all to enjoy. Pioneer Park is a 44 acre Historical Theme Park located in the heart of Fairbanks, Alaska - between Airport Way and the Chena River bike path. There is no admission fee to enter Pioneer Park.  Feel free to come to the Park and experience a self-guided tour of our artifacts, buildings and grounds!  You can also enjoy the playground and Bear Art Gallery at no cost!  Some museums and activities charge a nominal fee. 

During the summer season (Memorial Day weekend in May through Labor Day in September), Pioneer Park is open everyday from 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm, and offers picnic shelter rentals, shops featuring local artisans, restaurants, museums and community events.

The Alaska Salmon Bake is open daily during the Summer season from 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm for dinner and the Palace Theater offers a daily show at 8:15 pm.

Winter season hours are daily from 6:00 am - midnight and provides the opportunity for self-guided tours of artifacts, buildings and grounds as well as special events.  

Park Office Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm Year-Round


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Engine 67 will likely not be repaired in time to run again this summer. However, the steam engine, #1, will tentatively run on Saturdays from 12-4 pm for the rest of the season. Tickets for engine #1 can be bought at the Tanana Valley Railroad Museum. All efforts are being made to have Engine 67 repaired and tested in time to run the Spooky Train for Halloween Trick or Treat Town. 


Fairbanks Arts Association is hosting First Friday Fests at Pioneer Park! The last First Friday is September 2nd! Stop by to enjoy beautiful art, games hosted by the Fairbanks Children Museum, and live music!


Come relax at Pioneer Park and celebrate all of your hard work! Live music and dance performances will be from 12-7 pm at the Gazebo. The Alaska Laborers Local 942 will be hosting a parade and celebrating all of you at the Moose Creek Pavilion as well!

Engine 67 Closure
PP Labor Day
Sep First Friday



Final Draft Pioneer Park Master Plan  
is now available for your review!

The project team has been working with FNSB Staff, Pioneer Park stakeholders, an Advisory Committee, and the public to develop an actionable plan to create a future Park that reflects the community's desires. The Draft Master Plan was presented at a virtual meeting on August 12th and has since been updated based on your feedback.  The Final Draft Master Plan is now going through the review and approval process.