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Indoor Fun

Kids can have fun indoors in Alaska, too! The City's Parks and Recreation Department offers community schools classes in the fall, winter, and spring seasons with all kinds of great kid-friendly activities. Also, be sure to check out the Soldotna Public Library, with events ranging from the ever-popular Lego club, Family Story Time, Bouncing Babies Story Time, Movies @ the Library, and more! The Soldotna Regional Sports Complex has freestyle ice skating at certain times during the week. For more information, call them at 907.262.3151.

Several pools in the area have open lap/swim times for a small fee. For more information, see Skyview Middle School, Soldotna High School, Kenai Central High School, or the North Peninsula Recreation Center (in Nikiski).

Playgrounds + Parks

Soldotna Creek Park is a great place to stop for families - the park hosts our community playground, the riverwalk takes kids straight to the banks of the river, pavilions offer great space for a picnic, and a large greenspace is begging for impromptu soccer or frisbee games. For a more low-key adventure, stop by Farnsworth Park for playground time. The Karen Street skate/BMX park is open May-September, so bring your gear!

The Great Outdoors

The Kenai Watershed Forum is a great resource for kids and families to enjoy the Alaskan natural environment. Programs include a Summer Camp,  the Kenai River Festival's Kid's Zone, and the Birding Festival.

The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge is a great place for families to stop, relax and enjoy nature, and learn more about the world around us. KNWR offers several youth programs throughout the year, including summer camps and preschool-focused education.

If you're here in January or February, check out Tsalteshi's Youth Ski Program!