Through our reservation system you can obtain a permit that gives you first use priority at the location that you have chosen to hold your event. Fees are applicable, and will vary dependent on reservation location. Some rental areas may require that you provide an insurance certificate or additional documentation. Alcohol is prohibited in all municipal parks and facilities unless you have submitted and been granted an alcohol waiver. Alcohol waivers are not issued for Jewel Lake Park and Goose Lake Park.
Reservation requests are accepted online for campsites and Picnic Shelters. Reservation requests for our Recreation Facilities are made through the individual facilities by submitting an application in person or through email. Once a request has been submitted, staff will review the request and either approve or deny it. Payment for the reservation must be made in order for a permit to be approved.
All indoor recreation facilities are closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Check here for the most current updates about Parks, Trails, and Facilities visit here.
Anchorage Parks and Recreation manages two recreation centers, two outdoor centers, a community golf course, a greenhouse and a campground. The recreation facilities are reserved by contacting the individual facilities separately, online reservations are not available for these areas. The reserve a facility we encourage you to first contact the facility and ask about availability and rental options. After deciding what you want to reserve and making sure it's available you can download the reservation form and submit it in person or via email.
All Picnic Shelters are subject to closure due to the COVID-19 Pandemic until further notice. For the most current updates about Parks, Trails, and Facilities visit here. Shelter reservations that are cancelled by Parks & Recreation due to the COVID-19 Pandemic will receive a full refund.
Paid reservations are available for the Anchorage area picnic shelters. Paid reservations will guarantee the use of the shelter, along with portable picnic tables and benches. Paid reservations will be accepted a year in advance. and can be made through our online reservation system or in person at one of our offices. Picnic Shelter can be booked in half day blocks between 11a-3p or 4p-8p in addition to having an all day option. Each Picnic Shelter is unique and has different amenities, please refer to the Picnic Shelter book for details.
The Municipality of Anchorage offers rustic camping opportunities during the summer months at Centennial Campground. Find yourself surrounded by the forest right in the heart of Anchorage. Visit our historic log cabin office, toast some s'mores over the fire, and let us welcome you to Alaska. Centennial Campground, located in Centennial Park, offers 84 camp sites; 21 RV only sites with electric (sites 1-21), 67 RV/tent sites without electricity, 2 group sites and 6 drive-through sites.
All Special Events in parks are subject to closure due to the COVID-19 Pandemic until further notice. For the most current updates about Parks, Trails, and Facilities visit here. Events that are cancelled by Parks & Recreation due to the COVID-19 Pandemic will receive a full refund.
A special event is any event open to the public, a very large private event or any event using vendors or special equipment. When in doubt, give us a call at 343-4040 and we can help. Once you've learned if your event qualifies as a special event please review the Special Event Pamphlet to help answer common questions and guide you through the application process. After checking availability for your event, complete the Special Event Application and submit it via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or in person to the Permit Office at 2020 W 48th Ave. Applications are accepted within one year of the event date.
Vendor and Filming Permits
All Vendor Permits for summer 2020 are cancelled and no new permits will be issued until further notice. For the most current updates about Parks, Trails, and Facilities visit here. Vendor Permits that are cancelled by Parks & Recreation due to the COVID-19 Pandemic will receive a full refund.
If you are wishing to sell any items, operate a business or to film or photograph promotional shots on on Anchorage Park Land you may be required to obtain a vendor or film permit through the Municipality of Anchorage. To learn more about the requirements for your activity visit the links below. Vendor permits are processed through the Municipal clerks office. Film permits are processed through the Municipal Managers office. If your permit request requires a Park Permit, those offices will refer you to our main permitting office for processing.