Growden Park is an expansive park situated in downtown Fairbanks. Growden’s playground and open play areas are popular with Fairbanks families, and utilized for a variety of recreational activities ranging from frisbee football to medieval arts and role playing. Growden Park is also frequented daily throughout the summer by volleyball, skateboard, softball, and baseball enthusiasts, and is home to several recreational and sports venues. Big Brothers Big Sisters adopted Growden Park in 2011, and now partners with the Fairbanks North Star Borough Department of Parks and Recreation to maintain the park.
Growden Memorial Field
- Home of the world-famous Midnight Sun Baseball Game, a summer solstice classic that begins at 10:30 pm every June 21st and is played without the use of any artificial lights.
- Home of the Goldpanners Baseball team
John Weaver Skate Park
- Where local teens meet to practice tricks and do some serious technical skating
- An Urban Art Festival for teen artists is held here every summer
Four Pony Baseball Fields - scheduled and maintained by the Interior Baseball League.
One Youth Softball Field - scheduled and maintained by the Interior Girls Softball League.
Log Picnic Pavilion - rentable through the Parks and Recreation Office. Reservation forms are available online.
- The playground, skate park, volleyball courts, and baseball and softball fields are free to the public.
- Picnic Pavilion: $30 for the first 4 hours. $50 for over 4 hours.
- Goldpanner tickets for games at Growden Memorial Field vary in price, and may be purchased at the stadium gate. Game tickets, Family Passes, and Season Passes are available.
- Open year-round. (You’d be surprised at the number of tots, looking like the Michelin man, bundled in their snowsuits, and rolling down those slides in November...)