Anchorage Parks and Recreation


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Thank you for your interest in contributing time and talents to our community parks and programs. Parks and Recreation volunteers fill a variety of valuable roles, and we welcome your participation. Whether teaching a class at a neighborhood recreatio​n center or picking up trash at a popular park, there is a job for every age and ability.

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​Anchorage P​arks and Recreation's appreciates the dedication of our volunteers to accompl​i​sh projects and help out at events. ALL volunteers will be required to complete a Municipality of Anchorage​ volunteer form. Youth under the age of 18 must have a parent/guardian signature on the form to volunteer.​​

Tuesday Night Races 

​We are still seeking volunteers to assist at a handful of our Tuesday Night Race series! Tasks include setting up fencing and flags, putting up tents, and cheering on the runners. 

Haunted and Enchanted Trails 

Help transform Goose Lake Park into a magical wonderland or a spooky forest for two days of Halloween fun! This fall tradition includes is a fun way to get involved in the community, and we seek volunteers to dress in costume to frighten and enthrall participants. 
  • Dates: 
    • ​Haunted Trail: October 20, 7:30 - 9:30 pm
    • Enchanted Trail: October 21, 2 - 4 pm
  • Location: Goose Lake Park, 2801 UAA Dr
  • Sign-up Online: https://signup.com/go/HTET2023​


​Volunteers are welcome in all Parks and Recreation programs! Click the icons below to learn more about each program and ways to contribute.

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Eagle Scout Projects

Anchorage Parks and Recreation is happy to support the efforts of Eagle Scout candidates through park and open space project development and implementation.Under the guidance of park staff, scouts are encouraged to outline th​eir project idea, based upon in-person observations of need. Past projects have included park maintenance projects like sanding and painting bollards, installing "Mutt Mitt" stations, repairing or constructing benches, or working with park planners to develop interpretive signs. Creative and community-centered ideas are all welcome, and scouts should work with their parents/guardians and scouting mentors to develop a proposal for park staff as an important step in the public process.

Additionally, the Anchorage Park Foundation offers a challenge grant program for applicable projects. Scouts can contact them at info@anchorageparksfoundation.org​ or 907-274-1003 to see if funding is available.​​

​Scout Resources

​Volunteer Resources​

General Forms​

Program Specific Forms​

Contact Info

Anchorage Parks and Recreation
632 W 6th Ave​, Suite 630

Ellen Devine
Community Engagement Coordinator


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