Reports & Plans
The current Parks & Recreation Master Plan was completed and formally adopted by the City of Valdez City Council in July 2020. Click here to download the current Parks & Recreation Master Plan.
Started in 2019, the City of Valdez Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services Department underwent a formal master planning process for its Parks Maintenance and Recreation Divisions to develop a strategic 10-year master plan with the help and expertise of GreenPlay, LLC. The master planning process was a collaborative effort which consisted of:
- Community/Stakeholder Engagement
- Statistically Valid Stakeholder Survey
- Comprehensive Facility Inventory and Level of Service Analysis
- Assessment and Analysis of Existing Conditions
- Demographics, Trends and Operational, Financial and Program Analysis
- Recommendations: Goals, Objectives and Action Plan.
The Meals Hill Master Plan was completed and formally adopted by City Council in June 2021.
In 2020, the Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services Department underwent a formal master planning process for the newly acquired Meals Hill property. This master planning process will help guide the development of the property in the years to come and incorporated community feedback and vision about what is important to those in Valdez.
Meals Hill is 184-acres of public land located near the Valdez Ferry Terminal which is permanently protected by a conservation easement. The Meals Hill property is a significant landmark with an environmentally diverse habitat that has the potential to be a recreational destination for the City of Valdez. More about the project and property can be found here.
In 2021, the Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services Department retained the services of CSL International and Perkins & Will to conduct a feasibility study for a multi-use recreation center/indoor recreation facility. The study analyzed and determined whether a new facility was feasible, and the appropriate type, size and location of such a facility. The study engaged community stakeholders and included a community "Build-a-Center" survey to determine what amenities citizens would like to see in a new facility.