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New recreation area opens Friday in Fairbanks
A grand opening is planned Friday evening for a new recreation area in Fairbanks.
Reports say the ceremony is planned from 5-8 p.m. at the Tanana Lakes Recreation Area at the end of South Cushman Street.
The 750-acre park cost the Fairbanks North Star Borough Parks and Recreation Department more than $3 million to build.
It includes a swimming beach covering nearly 5 acres, a picnic area, a boat launch with access to the Tanana River and lakes for both motorized and non-motorized uses.
There's no admission fee to the park.