​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Anchorage Parks & Recreation

Anchorage Parks and Recreation is responsible for beautifying parks, natural areas, and recreation facilities, and operates year-round recreation programs for all ages and abilities. The department also oversees Anchorage's horticulture and park maintenance, and provides support for community gardens, dog parks and a Youth Employment in Parks (YEP) program that offers​ teens a gateway into the natural resources workforce. Anchorage Parks and Recreation also supports hundreds of volunteers through special events, park adoptions, and program instruction at locations throughout the city. ​


What we have:

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​ department employees.. ​