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! Next First Friday is August 5th! Stop by to enjoy beautiful art, games hosted by the Fairbanks Children Museum, and live music!


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!


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)


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. 

Engine 67 Closure
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Final Back to School Ad
Pet parade FB Event



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.