Parks & Recreation


Parks and RecThe Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services Department operates and maintains the city’s numerous parks, recreation areas, and recreational service programs for residents and visitors. The department also partners with many community and state organizations to bring new, exciting ideas into its programming to enhance the community’s quality of life.

Let us know if you would like to make a program or general suggestion!

Parks & Recreation Master Plan Survey:  A survey has gone out to [all residents of Valdez] as part of our Master Planning process. Your survey submission helps us to understand the needs of our community. This is your opportunity to be heard and to weigh in on what is important to our community. We now have an online link! must be submitted by 3.13.2020.   If you have any questions you may call our Administrative Office at (907) 835-2531.

Additional Functions

The Parks and Recreation Commission acts as an advisory board to the City Council. Parks and Recreation Commission meetings are held the second Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm in the Valdez City Council Chambers. The public is always welcome.

Mission Statement

Parks and Recreation is an essential service that enhances the quality of life for the community of Valdez, its citizens, and visitors by promoting good personal health; providing opportunities to interact within families, work groups, and neighborhoods; serving as a stimulus for tourism; and fostering community pride.

Current Activities

To keep you updated about all of the programs that are being offered, Parks and Recreation publishes a quarterly newsletter and enters events into multiple online calendars:

The 2019 Summer Fun Guide is here! Check out all we have to offer the community this summer.


  1. Nicholas Farline

    Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Director

  2. Nikki Duhamel

    Administrative Assistant

  3. Park & Recreation

    Physical Address
    314 Clifton Dr.
    P.O. Box 307
    Valdez, AK 99686

    Phone: (907) 835-2531
    Fax: (907) 835-2472

    Hotline: (907) 835-3200

    Monday - Friday
    9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.