Family and Youth Recreation & Programming

Joy Community Center

Drop-in Programs

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 $5/ youth, $7/ adults, and $5/ senior. 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!

Contact Us

Evee Rynish | Recreation Specialist III


Flyers 2023
Snowshoe Clinic
Fall 2023 (1)
Fall 2023 (3)
Winter Lights Walk

Senior (60+) Recreation & Programming

Joy Community Center

About Us

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!

November & December Golden Gazette Newsletter

November Activity Calendar

December Activity Calendar

Contact Us

Marya Lewanski | Recreation Specialist III


October FLiP
Senior Resource Guide
September FLiP

Adaptive Recreation & Programming

Joy Community Center

(907)459-1097 or (907)459-1070

About Us

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!

adaptive Recreation