Spenard Recreation Center
Anchorage Parks and Recreation

Spenard Community Recreation Center


Spenard Community Recreation Center

The Spenard Community Recreation Center is a fun place to work out, join a class, play a game of basketball, use the weight room, or relax in the sauna in a family-friendly community setting. There is something here for everyone! The center offers a variety of programs like volleyball, basketball, racquetball, pickleball, badminton, a teen center, youth gym; and hosts toddler time and a kinder time programs. Spenard Community Recreation Center also offers a full-day summer camp to provide young people in the community with a safe, active way to spend their summer. For those looking for event space, the center offers room rentals, and can accommodate anything from wedding receptions to sport or dance practice, meetings, and other special events. On the center's grounds, a skate park offers hours of outdoor fun. Check out the weekly schedule and activity guide below, call center staff, or come in for a tour and meet other members of the community.


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Facility Hours​

Winter Hours (September-May)

  • Monday-Friday: 10 a​.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Saturday: 12 p.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sunday: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Summer Hours(June-August)

  • Monday-Friday: 12 p.m.​ - 7 p.m.​
  • Saturday & Sunday: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
​CLOSED Saturday June 18th, 2022 for the Mayor's Marathon

Holiday Hours/Closures​

  • Labor Day: Closed​
  • Veterans DayClosed
  • Thanksgiving Day: Closed
  • Day after Thanksgiving: Open 12 - 5 p.m. 
  • Christmas Eve: Open 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. ​
  • Christmas Day: Closed
  • New Year's Eve: Open 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Seward's Day: ​Closed
  • Memorial Day: Closed
  • Independence Day: Closed

Spenard Community Recreation Center Summer Camp

Spenard Recreation Center 2022 Summer Day Camp registration is now open! Campers will enjoy full-day activities, including swimming, biking, games, crafts -- all under the supervision of experienced, caring staff who are excited about another summer of outdoor fun! Camp begins May 31st and runs through August 5th. The fee is $190/week.  Child Care Assistance is accepted. . Our camp accredited through the American Camp Association (ACA) Find out more, HERE.​

Room Rental Information

Spenard Community Recreation Center rents out each of its rooms to private groups for special events. The multi-purpose room is great for large meetings, luncheons, receptions, and seminars. The commercial-sized kitchen may be rented by itself or as part of any room reservation. The full-size gym can host tournaments, birthday parties, and other special functions. The dance studio is perfect for private dance lessons or martial arts seminars. Please contact staff at 343-4160 for information regarding reservation procedures and availability, or fill out the Room Rental Reservation Request and fax it to 248-0859. For requests that include alcohol, an Alcohol Waiver must be submitted as well. Our Facility Rental Application below has the room rental prices and details of rentable rooms at the Spenard Rec Center. See the Parks & Recreation fee sche​dule for a complete listing of current fees.

Community Meetings/Organizations:

  • Spenard Community Council: Open general membership meeting held on the first Wed. of every month at 7 p.m.
  • Parks & Recreation Commission: Meets the 2nd Thursday of the month at 6 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.

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Contact Info:

2020 W 48th Ave Anchorage, AK 99517
​Phone: 343-4160 
​Mailing Address:
PO Box 196650
Anchorage, AK 99519


Assistant Facility Manager:
Eric McFee
e-​mail: eric.mcfee@anchorageak.gov

Assistant Programs Manager:​
Steven Murray
e-mail: steven.murray@anchorageak.gov

Indoor Recreation Superintendent:
Teri Desy
e-mail: teri.desy@anchorageak.gov


Activity Registration 
Reservations and Permits​​