Looking for a venue for an event or special occasion? Anchorage Parks and Recreation has a range of indoor and outdoor options to suit nearly any type of gathering.
The department's online reservation system will guide customers through the process to obtain a permit for "first use" priority at a chosen location. Fees will be assigned based upon the venue. Please note that some locations may require proof of insurance, particularly if an alcohol waiver has also been applied for and received. Alcohol is prohibited in all municipal parks and facilities unless a valid alcohol waiver is presented and displayed at the time of rental.
Reservation requests for indoor recreation facilities are made directly through each venue individual facilities through an in-person application, or one delivered via email. Upon receipt of the application, facility managers will review and contact the renter for additional instructions regarding their event. Full payment for a reservation must be made in order for a permit to be approved.
Anchorage Parks and Recreation manages two recreation centers, two outdoor centers, a community golf course, a greenhouse and a campground. The recreation facilities are reserved by contacting the individual facilities separately, online reservations are not available for these areas. The reserve a facility we encourage you to first contact the facility and ask about availability and rental options. After deciding what you want to reserve and making sure it's available you can download the reservation form and submit it in person or via email.
Reservations for picnic shelters may be made up to a year in advance via the Parks and Recreation online reservations system. Paid reservations include exclusive use of the shelter and its tables, benches, and, where applicable, a fireplace.
Picnic shelters may be booked in full day or half-day blocks of time (8 a.m. - 3 p.m.; or 4 - 11 p.m.).