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Parks and Recreation

Park Host Program

Come and join our amazing team of Park staff. The Municipality of Anchorage, Parks and Recreation Department is looking for park hosts to provide a presence at a few of our park sites. Immerse yourself in the park system while being a steward to help protect the parks and provide an excellent experience for visitors.

  Available Anchorage sites:

  • Centennial Campground at Centennial Park, available immediately. Contact Randy at 343-4355.
  • Goose Lake Park, available immediately. Contact Randy at 343-4355.

  Available Eagle River site:              

  • Filled

Available Girdwood site:

  • Filled

What we provide:

  • Free parking
  • Free electric
  • Free twice a month holding tank pumping
  • Access to water/showers at the Fairview and Spenard Recreation Centers (for locations with no water on site)

What we ask from you: 

  • A commitment to stay during term, as you enjoy sites in Anchorage, Eagle River, and Girdwood!
  • Open and close park gates @ site location.
  • Be on site the majority of the week; report suspicious activity to police department.
  • Serve as liaisons between park users and park staff.
  • Camp on park property in order to provide a personal touch and to accommodate the needs of park visitors.
  • Assist visitors by providing information about the park, answering questions, and explaining rules.
  • Must be familiar with the reasoning behind municipal park rules.
  • Check with Parks & Recreation about having a pet @ the park host site.
  • Set an example by being model campers, practicing good housekeeping at all times in and around their campsite, and observing all rules.

 Hosts are not expected to enforce park regulations; rather, they should be observant and courteously advise campers of unintentional or minor violations. They should report flagrant violations to park personnel.

 There is an application process; background criminal check (fee runs approximately $15 per name – maiden/married name will typically be $30 – occasionally we get an applicant with extensive background and the fee has been $45); insurance coverage on your RV & vehicle parked on site; and contract for term of park hosting.

 *Park host duties and park hosting dates may vary in Eagle River and Girdwood

Contact – for Eagle River site:

(907) 343-1500

Contact – for Girdwood site:

(907) 343-8373

Contact – for Anchorage sites:

Parks & Recreation Administrative Office

(907) 343-4355

    • Parks and Recreation
    • Director: John Rodda
    • 632 W 6th Avenue, Suite 630, Anchorage, AK 99501
    • 907 343-4355