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.
Park Office Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm Year-Round
WHAT'S HAPPENING AT PIONEER PARK?
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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.
FIRST FRIDAY FESTS
Fairbanks Arts Association is hosting First Friday Fests at Pioneer Park! Next First Friday is August 5th! Stop by to enjoy beautiful art, games hosted by the Fairbanks Children Museum, and live music!
FAIRBANKS DAY BLOCK PARTY
On August 13th, come to Pioneer Park to celebrate all the park has to offer! Live music and performances from 12-8 pm, carnival games hosted at vendor cabins, free cornhole tournament hosted by the Fairbanks Cornhole Association, a beer garden at the Alaska Salmon Bake, and so much more! (FREE ENTRY)
Stay tuned for a full schedule soon!
BACK-TO-SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE
On August 14th, join us inside the Centennial Center from 2-5 pm for a chance to meet with children's organizations in Fairbanks and learn how your child can get involved. This event is aimed at children from k-6th grade. Durham School Services will be outside for children to practice getting on and off the bus. There will also be free snacks, drinks, a photo booth, and a backpack giveaway! (FREE ENTRY)
PET PARADE & COSTUME CONTEST
Join in on the festivities and bring your pet to the Pioneer Park Pet Parade! August 27th at 3 pm! Prizes donated by Cold Spot for Healthy Pets for Crowd Pleaser, Most Unusual Pet, Most Creative Float, Best Outfit, and Best Pet Trick.