Latest News, 4/8/2020: All Anchorage and Eagle River/Chugiak Parks & Recreation summer camps have been canceled for summer 2020. Please review the full announcement here from Parks & Recreation Director Josh Durand.
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The Eagle River/Chugiak Parks and Recreation's mission is to enhance the quality of life for our growing community of approximately 35,000 residents by developing and maintaining our parks, trails, and facilities.
- Operations support and maintain a park inventory of over 2,500 acres with 16 developed and 13 undeveloped park properties. Properties include 32 km of groomed ski trails, 10 playground areas, 11 picnic shelters, 14 athletic fields/courts, 3 major facilities (Beach Lake Chalet, Chugiak Pool, and Harry J. McDonald Memorial Center) and 2 million sq. ft. of turf.
- Our summer day camp program services 800 children every summer for 10 weeks.
- We plant and maintain over 3,000 flowers and 50 hanging baskets each summer while coordinating approximately 100 community volunteers at 15 flower bed locations.
- We maintain safe pedestrian access to Anchorage School District sites by providing winter maintenance/snow removal along 15 hazardous walking routes.
Parks & Recreation is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities upon request of the individual, parent, or guardian. Individuals with disabilities requiring an accommodation to participate in an activity or program should request the accommodation in a timely manner and submit the request, preferably in writing, to the Program Leader or Coordinator of the activity or program.