Kenai Parks and Recreation

A new fix-it bike station set up on Monday by the Soldotna Parks and Recreation Department and bike advocacy group, BIK&S, AK, is photographed on Tuesday in Soldotna. The fix it station features a bike stand, tools and a tire pump. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Bike fix-it station installed in Soldotna

Soldotna Parks and Recreation Department set up a bike fix-it station on Monday in front of the Soldotna Sports Center. BIK&S, AK, which stands for… Continue reading


Kenai Parks and Recreation employee Jacob Hart rakes Kenai’s south beach to demonstrate how the magnetic bar hanging behind his rake picks up nails and other metal debris buried under the sand, on Friday, July 20, 2018 in Kenai, Alaska. The idea of using a magnetic rake to sweep up metal objects — left after many years of pallet bonfires, lost tent stakes, and general litter — came from Kenai Central High School sophmore Riley Graves, who created a magnetic leaf-rake prototype for this April’s Caring for the Kenai competition. Kenai Public Works Department shop foreman Randy Parrish built the rake after Graves’ idea, which he presented to the Kenai City Council on May 16. Since the July 10 beginning of this summer’s personal use dipnet fishery, Hart said the rake’s been deployed every evening. “When you drive over a dark spot in the sand, where you can tell it’s been a fire pit, you can hear the nails going tink, tink, tink,” he said. (Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion)

Metal harvest: High schooler’s project make a dent in beach litter

A local teenager’s invention has been put into action cleaning Kenai’s beach. Since this summer’s personal use dipnet fishery season launched July 10, Kenai Parks… Continue reading