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Anchorage Parks and Recreation



​​​​​Anchorage Parks and Recreation hosts many special events throughout the year that bring the community together and focus on the unique attributes of Alaska's largest city. View current event listings or sign up via the parks and recreation portal, ActiveNet

Below is a general list of special events happening around Anchorage in 2024-2025. ​

  • Westchester Family Skate (Saturdays in January and February)
  • Westchester Sweetheart Skate (February)
  • Anchorage Bike Rodeo (May)​​
  • Anchorage Mayor's Marathon​​ (June)​​
  • Tuesday Night Races (September​ and October)​​
  • Enchanted ​and Haunted Trails (October) 
  • Winter Solstice Festival​​ (December) ​​

Recreation Facilities ​

Anchorage Parks and Recreation manages two recreation centers, two outdoor centers, a community golf course, a greenhouse, and a campground. The recreation centers host a wide range of activities and progr​ams throughout the year. Registration is available online through the parks and recreation portal, ActiveNet, or by contacting centers directly.​


The Municipality of Anchorage provides six indoor recreational and fitness pools, five in the Anchorage Bowl and one in Chugiak. Each pool offers a wide variety of programs like open swim, lap swim, swim lessons, swim teams, special events and water aerobics. ​

​Contact Info

Anchorage Parks and Recreation
632 W 6th Ave, Suite 630
Anchorage, AK 99501
907-343-PLAY (7529)​