Parks & Recreation

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The Fairbanks North Star Borough Parks and Recreation Department preserves and creates an inclusive community culture by providing places and programs designed to enrich the quality of life. 

The Department is continually trying to improve facilities and is currently working on multiple projects. Find more about these ongoing projects by clicking  here

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Erickson Events and Fairbanks North Star Borough Parks and Recreation is proud to announce the headliner for the 2023 Backyard Country BBQ on June 23rd at The Carlson Center in Fairbanks. 

This year's headliner is Chris Young. Chris is a multi-platinum artist and one of Billboard's top country artists of the decade who's amassed over five billion career streams and 13 No. 1 hits, eleven as a songwriter. This is a full-band show. 

Backyard BBQ - Chris Young Carlson Center June 23 (1)

Tickets are now on sale at We are also using a new ticketing platform this year called Hometown Ticketing to help keep ticketing fees low.


Parker McCollum is coming to Fairbanks. See the rising country music star live on October 6th. Get your tickets now! 

Parker McCollum