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Anchorage Parks and Recreation


​​​​​​​​​​Adopt-A-Park is a collaboration between volunteers and Anchorage Parks and Recreation to enhance the quality of Anchorage's parks and green spaces. Volunteers help care for our 226 parks in ord​er to help create clean, healthy spaces for park visitors.

Why volunteer?​ 

There are a variety of benefits for individuals and organizations that volunteer, including lower levels of stress and feeling more connected to your community. Volunteering is also a great way to get outdoors! To show our appreciation, Parks and Recreation posts a sign in your adopted park recognizing the work you or your organization is doing.​

Who can adopt a park?

Volunteers are groups, organizations, or individuals of all ages who share a common interest in keeping our parks clean and wish to have an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. For best results, we recommend adopting a park near where you live or work or a park that you visit frequently.

What are my responsibilities?

​We ask that our Adopt-A-Park volunteers commit to picking up litter and debris at least once a month and calling to inform the Municipality regarding problems that need attention, such as graffiti, trash pick-ups, and illegal activities. We provide a contact list to our volunteers that directs you to the appropriate resources for each issue.

How can I get involved?

Is there a park that's particularly close to your heart? Contact the Parks and Recreation at 907-343-45​87 for more information about how to get involved, or download and complete the Adopt-A-Park Leader Agreement​​.


Contact Info

Anchorage Parks and Recreation
632 W 6th Ave
Phone: 907-​343-4355

Mailing Address:
PO Box 196650
​Anchorage, AK 99519


Ellen Devine
Community Engagement Coordinator