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Parks & Rec Special Events

  1. 7th Annual Bite Back Run - 9AM Registration at the Kelsey Dock

    May 27, 2017, 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM @ John Thomas Kelsey Municipal Dock & Plaza

    All proceeds from 1K and 5K race will benefit Compassion International's Bite Back Campaign to help end malaria. For more information on Compassion International go to

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  2. HAWK (Hike Alaska's Wild Country)

    May 29, 2017, 9:00 AM - September 4, 2017, 5:00 PM

    Starting Memorial Day, pick up your trails card and a complimentary trail guide, then get our and hike, bike, or run the Valdez trails! Return your card by September 5th to be entered to win prizes. Check out the Trail of the Week on Facebook and join the #HAWKTrails challenge.

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  3. Paths of Poetry

    May 29, 2017, 9:00 AM - September 1, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Civic Center Overlook Trail

    Compose an original piece of poetry inspired by the Overlook Trail. Submit your entry to the Parks and Recreation Office no later than September 1st. ONE poem will be selected and made into a permanent display installed on the trail. The winning poem will be announced at the HAWK Finale.

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  4. Summer Art Contest

    May 30, 2017, 9:00 AM - June 30, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Parks & Recreation Office

    Age Divisions: 0-6 years 7-12 years 13 and Older The winning raven will be announced on Wednesday, July 5th. The donated ravens will be auctioned off, Friday July 7th - Sunday, July 16th. All auction proceeds will be donated to the Valdez Avalanche Center.

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