Pioneer Park

FNSB Public Service Announcement - May 26, 2023, at 5 PM:

We regret to inform the public that the TRAIN at PIONEER PARK is out of service, effective immediately.

We hoped to have the train repairs completed & ready for the park's official opening this Memorial weekend. Unfortunately, the repairs have taken much longer than expected. As a result, the train is out of service until further notice. 

The Train at Pioneer Park is very popular, and we must have the repairs completed and ready to operate safely. 

We sincerely apologize for having to share this disappointing news.

We still encourage and invite you to visit Pioneer Park, check out the vendors, and find things to see and enjoy this holiday weekend. 

As soon as the repairs are completed, we will notify the public. We look forward to the train operating again soon. 

Thank you for your patience and understanding.


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 tour 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 every day from 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm and offers picnic shelter rentals and 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 provide the opportunity for self-guided tours of artifacts, buildings, grounds, and special events.  

Park Office Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday from 8 am-5 pm Year-Round


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2023 Ice Bowl Disc Golf Competition

Disc golf in the winter? Why not! Join Pioneer Park and the Fairbanks Disc Golf Association for the 2023 Ice Bowl on February 25th! Register on the day of the event at the Palace Theatre. All proceeds help support the Bread Line, Inc. Your $33 registration fee can feed one person in Fairbanks for a week! 

PP Ice Bowl Facebook Cover



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.