Recreational Services

Recreational Services provides indoor and outdoor recreational opportunities, programs, services, and facilities to enrich the lives of the MAT-SU residents and visitors.

Facilities include:

  • Borough Gym
  • Brett Memorial Ice Arena
  • Palmer and Wasilla Public Pools
  • Campground - Matanuska River Park

*Plus hundreds of trails, numerous lake accesses, playgrounds, soccer and ball fields*


BigLake LibraryLibrary Services continues to enrich and help with the education of MAT-SU residents and visitors. The Borough operates public libraries that are located in the communities of Big Lake, Sutton, Talkeetna, Trapper Creek, and Willow. Additionally, the cities of Palmer and Wasilla each have their own public library.


 The Community Enrichment Program offers classes and activities for all age groups in various communities. These programs are aimed toward the recreation and educational needs of each community.

 For more information on Recreation, Community Enrichment classes and activities, and Library facilities, click on the appropriate item to the left, under Recreational Services.

 For questions regarding Recreational, Community Enrichment and Library Services please call 861-8578, fax us at 861-8635, or e-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Starting January 1, 2015, the Mat-Su Borough's Trailhead Parking Passes will be issued on a calendar basis (January - December).  The new, non-transferable window decals will be available to purchase year round.  After January 2015, and for the remainder of 2015 only, the parking passes will be offered for a prorated price.  Please call 861-8578 for more information.  An updated Trailhead Parking Pass order form can be found here







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