The Anchorage Parks and Recreation Department is responsible for beautifying, operating and maintaining Park and Recreation assets as well as implementing year-round
recreation programs for all ages and caring for our natural resource areas. The Department is also responsible for
park maintenance. The Department provides support for
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.
The Anchorage Parks and Recreation Department proudly maintains 10,946 acres of municipal parkland; 224 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; five pools; 11 recreation facilities; and a dedicated team of year-round and seasonal Parks Department employees..