Parks and Recreation facilities may be closed or have reduced access to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Visit here for updates
Twice a year, Anchorage Parks and Recreation publishes an activity guide to highlight programs and events for people of all ages. The "Summer Guide" includes summer and fall programs while the "Winter Guide" highlights winter and spring programs. Registration for activities is available through the ActiveNet registration system, or participants can register by phone or in person at all recreation facilities.
Anchorage Parks and Recreation hosts many special events throughout the year that bring the community together and focus on the unique attributes of Alaska's largest city. While the COVID-19 pandemic has shifted plans for large gatherings, the department is committed to offering events that follow current health and safety guidelines and mandates. View current event listings or sign up via the parks and recreation portal, ActiveNet. Below is a general listing of events (subject to change pending COVID-19 mandates or guidelines):
- Westchester Family Skate (Cancelled for 2021)
- Summer Camps (June through August)
- Anchorage Mayor's Marathon (June)
- Tuesday Night Races (September through October)
- Enchanted and Haunted Trails (October)
- Winter Solstice Festival (December)
Additionally, Anchorage Parks and Recreation publishes the Alaska Runners Calendar each spring, with a listing of statewide running and walking events. More information can be found here
Anchorage Parks and Recreation manages two recreation centers, two outdoor centers, a community golf course, a greenhouse and a campground. The recreation centers host a wide range of activities and programs throughout the year. Registration is available online through the parks and recreation portal, ActiveNet, or by contacting centers directly. Please note that under current COVID-19 guidelines and citywide mandates, some facilities may be closed or operating under reduced hours and/or services.
The Municipality of Anchorage provides six indoor recreational and fitness pools, five in the Anchorage Bowl and one in Chugiak. Each pool offers a wide variety of programs such as open swim, lap swim, swim lessons, swim teams, special events and water aerobics. Please note that under current COVID-19 guidelines and citywide mandates, some facilities may be closed or operating under reduced hours and/or services.