Fish Creek Park Picnic Shelter





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Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Juneau

Total Budget: $45,500

Area of Focus: Community economic development

Activity Type: Community Development: Construction/Renovation

Summary: A group project of the four Juneau Rotary Clubs. We will build a covered picnic shelter at Fish Creek Park on Douglas Island to enhance outdoor recreation opportunities for people of all ages.

What needs have been identified.

In response to community interest from user groups regarding on-going and future use of the Fish Creek recreation area, the Juneau Parks & Recreation Department developed a Master Plan for Fish Creek Park, located on Douglas Island. The plan was approved in 2022. The park is easily accessed from North Douglas Highway and serves as a connection point to myriad outdoor recreation and outdoor education opportunities. People of all ages enjoy access to trails, ponds, Fish Creek, forest, marine shoreline, intertidal zones, fishing, and wildlife viewing. One of the Master Plan components is construction of a covered picnic shelter.

How the project will meet those needs.

The four Rotary Clubs of Juneau will work together on a group project that will harness more resources, spark club energy, and strengthen Rotary's overall visibility and impact in the community. Through our collaboration we will build the envisioned picnic shelter, increase community use of the area, and raise awareness for further developing the park in the years to come. The proposed construction of the shelter will be the first item completed on the Master Plan. The shelter will provide opportunity for the public to enjoy the area in a way they can't currently.

Project partners include the four Juneau Rotary Clubs, Juneau Parks & Recreation, Juneau Parks Foundation, Gaguine Foundation, and the Juneau Community Foundation. There is also potential for participation from our high school Interact Clubs. We will reach out to our school Interact and Vocational Club leaders to determine if these opportunities are feasible.

Each Rotary club will 1) contribute financially, and 2) take a leadership role to ensure success of the project. The Juneau "Downtown" Rotary Club will initiate project organization, serve as liaison between the project partners, and provide grant management. Glacier Valley, Gastineau, and Innovators will each help with overall project advancement and organizing the volunteer work force needed in the Spring.

Timeline for your project.

We plan to construct the shelter in Spring, 2024. This timeline works well for the clubs, Parks & Recreation Department, and Icy Straits Lumber who will supply the 12 x 20 Picnic Shelter Kit. Icy Strait Lumber is the same outfit we worked with in 2019 when the clubs built the Auke Lake Wayside Picnic Shelter. A matching grant from the district made that project possible.

April 20, 2023: Apply for District Grant.

July 2023: Picnic Shelter Kit ordered from Icy Strait Lumber.

April/May 2023: Site preparation. Construction of picnic shelter.

Project funds will pay for:

Picnic Shelter Kit and shipping

Footings and shipping

Picnic table and shipping

Rotary signage

Equipment rental/materials/permits


How many club members will be involved.

We propose 30% club membership from each club. Club members will help by advancing the project work scope during the year and by showing up in force when it is time to build the structure.

Project Revenue & Expense


Juneau Rotary Club $6,000

Gastineau Rotary Club $6,000

Glacier Rotary Club $6,000

Innovators Club $3,000

Rotary District Grant $5,000

Juneau Parks Foundation $7,500

Gaguine Foundation $5,000

Juneau Community Foundation $6,000

Other $1,000

Total $45,500


Picnic Shelter Kit $40,000

Shipping in-kind

Footings $1,000

Equip Rentals/Materials/Permits/Signage $1,000

Picnic Table $2,500

Contingency $1,000

Total $45,500

Project Contact Person

District: 5010

Rotary Club of: Juneau

Primary Contact: Jamie Waste

Email: jamieswaste@gmail.com

Project Status

This project is "Submitted". This means that it needs to be signed by the club leadership. Notifications emails have been sent to these parties with instructions on how to digitally sign this project. Once all the signatures are collected, the status of the project will be automatically changed to "Signed".

Project listed for the 2023-24 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





Juneau (5010)









DDF contributions in grey are pending approval of the corresponding district committee.

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History Log Entries


by Jamie Waste

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Paul Paslay

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Jeffrey Hartman.


by Jamie Waste

System Entry: Project signed by Jamie Waste.


by Paul Paslay

System Entry: Signature Process cancelled by user.


by Jamie Waste

System Entry: Project reverted to "Published".


by Jamie Waste

System Entry: Project is now "Fully Pledged".


by Jamie Waste

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


by Jamie Waste

System Entry: Project signed by Jamie Waste.

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