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Yes! The non-profit group, Friends of the Valdez Animal Shelter, has a low cost spay neuter program. Please stop by the shelter to pick up an application today!
Please drop it off at the Animal Shelter and speak with the Shelter Attendant. For after hours drops, please place the pet in our drop box kennels located inside the first set of double doors and call (907)835-4560 to have an Officer bring it inside and provide it with water.
Please call (907)835-4560 and have an Officer come to pick up the animal directly.
The Valdez Animal Shelter accepts donations of almost all kinds. We are regularly in need of clean blankets, dog/cat beds, and kennels and carriers.
Yes. As per Valdez Municipal Code 6.12.030 - All dogs must be vaccinated against Rabies, Hepatitis, Distemper and Parvo virus.
All animals must be properly restrained to prevent it from running at large. Restraint is defined as physical confinement, as by leash, chain, fence or building. Please help prevent accidents and injury by keeping your pets on leash.
Please call Animal Control at (907) 835-4560 to report all suspected cases of cruelty, neglect, or bites.
No. As per Valdez Municipal Code 6.08.020 - No owner or caretaker shall fail to properly restrain his/her animal to prevent it from running at large.
Please stop by the shelter and fill out an application today!
Yes. As per Valdez Municipal Code 6.08.010 - All animal litter deposited on any public or private property not possessed by the owner or custodian must be disposed of in a sanitary manner.
The first half is due on or before August 15 of current year, and the second half is due on or before October 15 of current year.
Free WiFi is available inside of most City buildings. Note: Other WiFi services may be available in lounges, restaurants, and retail locations. In all cases, the network names and instructions will likely be different. Be aware of which network name you click on. Make sure you use “COV-Public” to utilize this city service.
WiFi is available inside these City buildings
All City of Valdez jobs are posted: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/valdez. We only accept online applications.
Valdez Parks and Recreation is part of the Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services Department, and is comprised of the Parks Maintenance and Recreation Divisions. We are responsible for operating and maintaining the City numerous parks, trails, cemeteries, and recreation facilities, and provide residents and visitors with year-round recreation services and activities.
A Recreation Account is required to register for classes and programs, and to rent any park or recreation facilities. To create a Recreation Account, please visit www.valdezak.gov/register, select Login/Create Account in the upper left corner, then select Create Your VPR Account. Learn more about how to create your account and register for classes and programs here.
A Rec Pass is our membership program. It is available to both residents and non-resident alike. It provides the cardholder with free daily admission to the Valdez City Pool and discounted rates on recreation classes and programs, as well as rentals. A Rec Pass is free to Valdez residents, but we require proof of residency. Non-residents may purchase a Rec Pass in three (3) month increments. A Rec Pass may be obtained in person only at either the Woodman Recreation Center or Valdez City Pool.
The Valdez Compass is the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department's seasonal activity guide. It is printed three times per year and provides information on our facilities, classes and programs, special events, and much more! To learn where to pick up a copy, and view the current and archived guides, please click here.
You can register for classes and programs online, in person or over the phone. To learn more about how and where you can register, please click here.
To learn more about our refund and cancellations policies, please click here.
To view and apply for a job with Valdez Parks and Recreation, please visit the City of Valdez's online job board.
To view the current pool schedule, please click here.
To view the current gym and rock wall schedule, please click here.
The Rock Wall is located inside the Gilson Middle School, located at 357 Robe River Dr.
To view a list of what recreation facilities, park space and shelters are available to rent, please click here and then select the facility you are interested in renting to learn how to make a reservation.
The operations of the Valdez Glacier Campground and Allison Point Campground are contracted out by the City. To make a reservation, please contact the campground operator listed for each campground by clicking here.
The Parks Maintenance Division maintains and grooms approximately 33 miles of winter trails as conditions and snow depths allow. View a list of current trails and the grooming schedule here. The grooming schedule is subject to change due to weather conditions and availability of equipment.
To report a problem or concern, please contact the appropriate Parks and Recreation Team Member.
More information on pool rules and age requirements can be found here.
Salmonberry Ski Hill is open on a seasonal basis as snow depths and conditions allow. Our typical hours of operation at Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00am- 4:00pm but may be adjusted due to weather. To ski or snowboard at Salmonberry Ski Hill, all participants must complete a general waiver and have a Salmonberry Annual Pass. Passes are free to residents and non-residents, and may be obtained on-site or at the Woodman Recreation Center. We do not have equipment available to rent, but The Prospector in town has skis and snowboards available. We offer free daily rentals helmets to all participants, just ask at the Warming Hut.
The first thing to do is know where your property stands in relationship to a recognized flooding hazard. Flooding usually occurs from rivers and streams over topping their banks, when sheet flow forms across relatively impermeable surfaces during heavy rains, or when storm surges coupled with high tides bring more water than usual to the coastline. Keep in mind though, flooding can actually occur anywhere, even when you are far away from any of the usual flooding sources. There are all kinds of ways people who live in areas of low flooding risk can find water sneaking into their basements and the first floor of their homes - blocked culverts, dam breaches, levee breaches can all occur quickly and wreak large scale havoc on homes. After identifying the most likely source of flood hazard (but keeping in mind that floods can come from anywhere), purchase flood insurance for your home and valuables. Work on citizen preparedness – make a plan with your family that includes where to meet if cell phones aren’t working. Build an emergency kit and store it somewhere safe in your house. Make copies of all your very important documents and store them in a safe deposit box or somewhere offsite so you will not lose your valuable information. When building new structures – make sure the structures are elevated above the base flood elevation (if possible, make sure structures are elevated multiple feet above the base flood elevation for good measure). Keep all utilities and electrical boxes above the base flood elevation and safe from flooding. Keep a few sandbags on hand. In a mild flooding situation, one or two sandbags can divert a current away from the foundation of your home and absorb access water in the area.
If you violate the provisional license restrictions, you could lose your license and have to pay a $200 fine. You'll also receive two points against your driving record for breaking the restrictions. You must visit the DMV in person once the provisional period is up to have the restriction removed from your license.
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday
3:00pm-4:00pm & 8:00pm-9:00pm
Visiting hours are dependant upon the availability of a Corrections Officer. The phone number to contact an inmate directly is 835-3734.