The Douglas 4th of July Committee is an all-volunteer organization that works to make Douglas, Alaska, a fun and friendly place to live, work, and play. These dedicated individuals fund raise for the following local community projects.
Savikko Park Picnic Tables and Benches
Sod and Grass Seeding for Pioneer Pavilion Plaza
Purchase of Rental Skates for Children at Treadwell
Bell and Cannon Refurbishment Project
Weed Whacker for Douglas Historical Cemeteries.
Donation to Douglas Roundabout mowing.
Donation to Project Playground rebuild.
Treadwell Arena Project Completion
Treadwell Arena schedule varies from day to day, so it’s important to check their website before visiting. Typically, a day includes an open skate period, which is perfect for beginner skaters. If you’re a hockey player, you should keep an eye open for the Pond Hockey or Stick & Puck. Pond Hockey is a drop-in game that’s open to up to 26 participants and four goaltenders. TREADWELL ICE ARENA WEBSITE
Funds have come from local sales tax revenues, state and federal grants, the Rasmuson Foundation and private donations. The Douglas Fourth of July Committee donated the building design with volunteer help from Juneau architects Jensen Yorba Lott Inc.
Pioneer Pavilion Construction
The Pioneer Pavilion plaque was unveiled on May 14, 2011, at the Arbor Day Celebration. This capped the completion of the Douglas 4th of July Committee project of a performance/band stand at Savikko Park, Douglas.
The pavilion provides a covered, open space for music, dance, speaking, static displays and other performances during holidays and special events. It also can serve as an additional covered picnic shelter. Did you know you can rent the Pioneer Pavilion for special occasions? Click on the image to find out how!
Douglas Post Office Cannon & Bell
The gun that now sits before the Douglas Post Office was created by the foundry of Bailey, Pegg & Co of London, England sometime between 1840 and 1850.
The old school bell was originally purchased with monies raised by students of Douglas High School for $100.00. After arriving on the SS. Jefferson in 1914 it was hoisted up to the belfry.