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Parks and Recreation


Anchorage Parks and Recreation wants to hear from you about the Town Square Park Master Plan.  Click on the link above to learn about upcoming events and how you can participate.  

The Fish Creek and the Sisson Loop bridges on the Coastal Trail will be CLOSED DAILY from 6:30am to 5:30pm for final upgrades. Closures start with the Fish Creek Bridge closure on Tues. May 9th to Mon. May 15th, and Sisson Bridge closure on Mon. May 22nd to Thurs. May 24th. We will be re-paving the surfaces with asphalt and doing landscape repairs. Detour signs will be posted or click here for maps.Thank you for your patience!

Anchorage Parks & Recreation

The Anchorage Parks and Recreation Department is responsible for beautifying, operating and maintaining Park and Recreation assets (parks, trails, community recreation centers and community pools) as well as implementing year-round recreation programs for all ages and caring for our natural resource areas.  The Department is also responsible for horticulture and park maintenance.  The Department provides support for community gardens, dog parks and Youth Employment in Parks (YEP). Additionally, one of the most important and exciting jobs for Parks and Recreation staff is working with Anchorage’s impressive numbers of volunteers. In 2013, over 6,000 volunteers contributed over 125,000 hours of service to the Parks and Recreation Department.

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What we have:

10,946 acres of municipal parkland; 223 parks with 82 playgrounds; 250 miles of trails and greenbelts linking neighborhoods with surrounding natural open spaces and wildlife habitat (135 miles of paved trails); 110 athletic fields; 5 pools; 11 recreation facilities; year-round and seasonal Park Department employees.

Go Outside and Play!

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