Spenard Recreation Center
Anchorage Parks and Recreation

Spenard Community Recreation Center

​​​​​​​​​​The Spenard Community Recreation Center is a safe, family-friendly setting where all are ​welcome! The center offers a little bit of everything and there is sure to be something for everyone — join a class, play ​a game of basketball or pickleball, or relax in the sauna!​​​​ Come on down and discover the endless possibilities that await you at our friendly, community-centered hub!​

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​What's in the Spenard Recreation Center? 

Have you ever wondered what's in the Spenard Recreation Center? This facility boasts various amenities and spaces catering to different interests and events, and serves as a gathering place for the local community. ​​​

  • Full-size Gym ​- The Spenard Recreation Center features a stunning wood floor gym, perfect for hosting tournaments and various special events.
  • Locker Rooms​ - Both men's and women's locker rooms equipped with showers and saunas are available for your convenience. Remember to bring your own towel and lock, and note that locks cannot be left overnight. Showers are available for $3, with a 30-minute limit per use. Saunas are not turned on ahead of time. ​
  • ​Racquetball Courts - Our facility offers two courts, providing a space for playing racquetball or wallyball. To ensure availability, these courts must be reserved in advance. Give us a call at 907-343-4160 to reserve.  
  • Weight Room - Need a place to get a workou​t in? The space includes a variety of weight machines, elliptical machines, exercise bikes, and more. Individuals 16 and older are welcome with a signed parental waiver and parent/guardian present.
  • Multi-purpose Room - Ideal for large meetings, luncheons, receptions, and seminars, this versatile room is available for room rentals to accommodate various events.​
  • South Conference Room - An excellent space for meetings, birthday parties, and hosting small get togethers. 
  • Game Room ​- Spacious room with a piano, television, pool table, foosball table, ping pong table, and space to study or connect with friends.​
  • Martial Arts / ​Dance Studio​ - This large studio is perfect for martial arts classes, boxing, dancing, and yoga.  
  • Art Classroom  - The art classroom can be used for arts and crafts or rented for a class or small meeting​. 


The center offers a variety of programs and​ activities! Want to see the current offering? Check out our activity cal​endar!

​​Community Resources

  • Spenard Community Council - Open general membership meeting held on the first Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m.
  • Parks and Recreation Commission​ - Meets the second​ Thursday of the month from 6 - 8 p.m.
  • Children's Lunchbox - Free take home meals given to kids every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 3 - 3:45 p.m. in the center's parking lot.​​


  • Sunday - Monday: CLOSED​
  • Tuesday - F​​riday: Noon - 8 p.m.
  • Saturday: Noon - 5 p.m.​

Summer Hours 

​​​​Starting June 17, 2024

  • Tuesday - Saturday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sunday - Monday: CLOSED​​​

​​​​Contact Info

Spenard Recreation Center​
2020 W. 48th Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99517

Brad Cooke
Recreation Manager

Otilia (OT) Rodriguez 
Recreation Supervisor