Anchorage Parks and Recreation

​Park Host Program

​​​Come and join our amazing team of park staff. Anchorage  Parks and Recreation Department is looking for park hosts to provide a presence at a few of our park sites. Immerse yourself in the park system while being a steward to help protect the parks and provide an excellent experience for visitors. 

Anchorage sites:​

  • Centennial Campground: Fil​led
  • Kincaid Main Park: Filled
  • Kincaid Jodhpur Trailhead: Filled
  • Campbell Creek Estuary: Open and accepting applications
  • Chanshtnu Muldoon Park: New site coming soon​

Eagle River site:              

  • Filled

Girdwood site:

  • Filled​

What we provide:

  • Free parking
  • Free electric
  • Free twice a month holding tank pumping
  • Access to water/showers at the Fairview and Spenard Recreation Centers (for locations with no water on site)

What we ask from you: 

  • A commitment to stay during term, as you enjoy sites in Anchorage, Eagle River, and Girdwood!
  • Open and close park gates @ site location.
  • Be on site the majority of the week; report suspicious activity to police department.
  • Serve as liaisons between park users and park staff.
  • Camp on park property in order to provide a personal touch and to accommodate the needs of park visitors.
  • Assist visitors by providing information about the park, answering questions, and explaining rules.
  • Must be familiar with the reasoning behind municipal park rules.
  • Check with Parks & Recreation about having a pet @ the park host site.
  • Set an example by being model campers, practicing good housekeeping at all times in and around their campsite, and observing all rules.

Hosts are not expected to enforce park regulations; rather, they should be observant and courteously advise campers of unintentional or minor violations. They should report flagrant violations to park personnel.

There is an application process; background criminal check (fee runs approximately $15 per name – maiden/married name will typically be $30 – occasionally we g​et an applicant with extensive background and the fee has been $45); insurance coverage on your RV & vehicle parked on site; and contract for term of park hosting.

 *Park host duties and park hosting dates may vary in Eagle River and Girdwood


  • ​Eagle River site:
  • Girdwood site:

  • Anchorage site:
    Parks and Recreation Permit Office ​