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Parks & Rec Gym Activities

  1. Open Gym 4:00-6:00pm at HHES

    May 23, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Hermon Hutchens Elementary School & Playground

    A great way to get some indoor exercise, play games or shoot some hoops. Open to all ages. Children 8 years old and under must be accompanied by an adult.

  2. Open Gym 4:00-6:00pm at VHS

    May 24, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Valdez High School

    A great way to get some indoor exercise, play games or shoot some hoops. Open to all ages. Children 8 years old and under must be accompanied by an adult.

  3. Adult Basketball 6:00-9:00pm at VHS

    May 24, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Valdez High School

    Gym time dedicated to basketball. Open to anyone age 16 years old and up.

  4. Adult Basketball 6:00-9:00pm at VHS

    May 26, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Valdez High School

    Gym time dedicated to basketball. Open to anyone age 16 years old and up.

  5. Family Climb 6:00-7:30pm at the Rock Wall

    May 26, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ George Gilson Junior High School

    This hour is set aside just for parents and their children, children and their parents! Climb together, learn new routes and challenge each other! For any adult and child 14yrs and under.

  6. Adult Climb 7:30-9:00pm at the Rock Wall

    May 26, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ George Gilson Junior High School

    A time dedicated to just Adults, anyone 14yrs old and up to push themselves as they climb the wall, learn new routes and go to the extremes!

  7. Family Climb 7:00-8:30pm at the Rock Wall

    May 28, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ George Gilson Junior High School

    This hour is set aside just for parents and their children, children and their parents! Climb together, learn new routes and challenge each other! For any adult and child 14yrs and under.

  8. Adult Climb 8:30-10:00pm at the Rock Wall

    May 28, 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM @ George Gilson Junior High School

    A time dedicated to just Adults, anyone 14yrs old and up to push themselves as they climb the wall, learn new routes and go to the extremes!

  9. Open Gym 4:00-6:00pm at HHES

    May 30, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Hermon Hutchens Elementary School & Playground

    A great way to get some indoor exercise, play games or shoot some hoops. Open to all ages. Children 8 years old and under must be accompanied by an adult.

  10. Open Gym 4:00-6:00pm at GMS

    May 31, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ George Gilson Junior High School

    A great way to get some indoor exercise, play games or shoot some hoops. Open to all ages. Children 8 years old and under must be accompanied by an adult.

  11. Open Gym 4:00-6:00pm at VHS

    May 31, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Valdez High School

    A great way to get some indoor exercise, play games or shoot some hoops. Open to all ages. Children 8 years old and under must be accompanied by an adult.

  12. Adult Basketball 6:00-9:00pm at GMS

    May 31, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ George Gilson Junior High School

    Gym time dedicated to basketball. Open to anyone age 16 years old and up.

  13. Adult Basketball 6:00-9:00pm at VHS

    May 31, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Valdez High School

    Gym time dedicated to basketball. Open to anyone age 16 years old and up.

Parks & Rec Special Events

  1. H.A.W.K. (Hiking Alaska's Wild Kountry) begins Memorial Day, runs through Labor Day

    May 25, 8:00 AM

    HAWK (Hike Alaska’s Wild Kountry) Ages 5 and above. Pick up a HAWK program trail card at the P&R Office at the Civic Center. Hike, bike, or run on foot, 3 or more of the trails listed on the reverse side of this card. Valdez Trail information is available in the Parks and Recreation Summer Trail Map Guide or online at: www.ci.valdez.ak.us/parksandtrails. Log the date you hiked each trail on the reverse side of this tracking card. Turn in your completed trail card at the Parks & Rec Office at the Civic Center or log on to www.ci.valdez.ak.us/HAWKtrailscard to fill out and submit the online trail form on or before September 8, 2015. Each participant must turn in an individual trail card. Prize Drawings for hiking 3, 5, 7 or 9 trails. Participants will be entered in each Prize drawing for which they qualify (for example, a person who hikes 9 trails will be entered in each drawing), but may only win 1 prize. Those who hike all 10 Trails will be entered into a bonus prize drawing!

  2. Annual Bite Back Runs 10AM at Kelsey Dock

    May 30, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ John Thomas Kelsey Municipal Plaza

    The Annual Bite Back Run is a favorite among local runners. This run is co-sponsored by Sheri Beck, on behalf of Compassion International, and Valdez Parks & Rec. All proceeds benefit Compassion International's Malaria Fund. Runs begin with a Kids 1 Mile run from John Kelsey Dock and past the Civic Center. Immediately following the Kids run is the 5K Fun Run, route beginning and ending at John Kelsey Dock. Registration will take place from 10:00-10:40AM on race day on location. Cash and check only.

Parks & Rec Swimming Pool

  1. Open Swim 1:30-2:30 PM

    May 23, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Valdez Swimming Pool

    Fun for all ages! Both pools are open, diving board is open. Deep-end is roped-off from the shallow end, making "lap swimming" difficult. Must be 8 years old or accompanied by an adult.

  2. Lap Swim 4:30- 5:30 PM

    May 23, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Lap Pool

    Get some exercise swimming laps! Lanes lines are used to separate swimmers and reduce their waves. If under 14 years old, must be accompanied by an adult and be proficient enough to swim laps.

  3. Tot Swim 4:30-5:30PM

    May 23, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Wading Pool

    A time for parents and their young children to interact and play in the water! The small pool is open for parents and children age 6 or younger. We bring out some of our favorite water toys just for these tots! Parents must be in the water with their children.

  4. Open Swim 7:30-8:30 PM

    May 23, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Valdez Swimming Pool

    Fun for all ages! Both pools are open, diving board is open. Deep-end is roped-off from the shallow end, making "lap swimming" difficult. Must be 8 years old or accompanied by an adult.

  5. Open Swim 1:30-2:30 PM

    May 24, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Valdez Swimming Pool

    Fun for all ages! Both pools are open, diving board is open. Deep-end is roped-off from the shallow end, making "lap swimming" difficult. Must be 8 years old or accompanied by an adult.

  6. Lap Swim 4:30- 5:30 PM

    May 24, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Lap Pool

    Get some exercise swimming laps! Lanes lines are used to separate swimmers and reduce their waves. If under 14 years old, must be accompanied by an adult and be proficient enough to swim laps.

  7. Tot Swim 4:30-5:30PM

    May 24, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Wading Pool

    A time for parents and their young children to interact and play in the water! The small pool is open for parents and children age 6 or younger. We bring out some of our favorite water toys just for these tots! Parents must be in the water with their children.

  8. Lap Swim 6:00-7:30AM

    May 25, 6:00 AM - 7:30 AM @ Lap Pool

    Get some exercise swimming laps! Lanes lines are used to separate swimmers and reduce their waves. If under 14 years old, must be accompanied by an adult and be proficient enough to swim laps.

  9. ILTP Lifeguarding Class (Pre-Registration Required) 4:00-7:00 PM

    May 25, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Valdez Swimming Pool

  10. Lap Swim 6:00-7:00 PM

    May 25, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Lap Pool

    Get some exercise swimming laps! Lanes lines are used to separate swimmers and reduce their waves. If under 14 years old, must be accompanied by an adult and be proficient enough to swim laps.

  11. Open Swim 7:30-8:30 PM

    May 25, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Valdez Swimming Pool

    Fun for all ages! Both pools are open, diving board is open. Deep-end is roped-off from the shallow end, making "lap swimming" difficult. Must be 8 years old or accompanied by an adult.

  12. Senior Swim 9:15- 10:15AM

    May 26, 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM @ Wading Pool

    Swim time specifically reserved for our senior patrons.

  13. Lap Swim 10:30 AM-12:30 PM

    May 26, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Lap Pool

    Get some exercise swimming laps! Lanes lines are used to separate swimmers and reduce their waves. If under 14 years old, must be accompanied by an adult and be proficient enough to swim laps.

  14. Tot Swim 10:30-11:30 AM

    May 26, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Wading Pool

    A time for parents and their young children to interact and play in the water! The small pool is open for parents and children age 6 or younger. We bring out some of our favorite water toys just for these tots! Parents must be in the water with their children.

  15. Rehab/Therapy Swim 11:30 AM-12:30 PM

    May 26, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ 319 Robe River Drive

  16. ILTP Lifeguarding Class (Pre-Registration Required) 4:00-7:00 PM

    May 26, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Valdez Swimming Pool

  17. Lap Swim 6:00-7:00 PM

    May 26, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Lap Pool

    Get some exercise swimming laps! Lanes lines are used to separate swimmers and reduce their waves. If under 14 years old, must be accompanied by an adult and be proficient enough to swim laps.

  18. Open Swim 7:30-8:30 PM

    May 26, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Valdez Swimming Pool

    Fun for all ages! Both pools are open, diving board is open. Deep-end is roped-off from the shallow end, making "lap swimming" difficult. Must be 8 years old or accompanied by an adult.

  19. Lap Swim 6:00-7:30AM

    May 27, 6:00 AM - 7:30 AM @ Lap Pool

    Get some exercise swimming laps! Lanes lines are used to separate swimmers and reduce their waves. If under 14 years old, must be accompanied by an adult and be proficient enough to swim laps.

  20. ILTP Lifeguarding Class (Pre-Registration Required) 4:00-7:00 PM

    May 27, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Valdez Swimming Pool

  21. Lap Swim 6:00-7:00 PM

    May 27, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Lap Pool

    Get some exercise swimming laps! Lanes lines are used to separate swimmers and reduce their waves. If under 14 years old, must be accompanied by an adult and be proficient enough to swim laps.

  22. Open Swim 7:30-8:30 PM

    May 27, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Valdez Swimming Pool

    Fun for all ages! Both pools are open, diving board is open. Deep-end is roped-off from the shallow end, making "lap swimming" difficult. Must be 8 years old or accompanied by an adult.

  23. Open Swim 9:00-10:00 AM

    May 28, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Valdez Swimming Pool

    Fun for all ages! Both pools are open, diving board is open. Deep-end is roped-off from the shallow end, making "lap swimming" difficult. Must be 8 years old or accompanied by an adult.

  24. Tot Swim 10:30-11:30 AM

    May 28, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Wading Pool

    A time for parents and their young children to interact and play in the water! The small pool is open for parents and children age 6 or younger. We bring out some of our favorite water toys just for these tots! Parents must be in the water with their children.

  25. Lap Swim 1:30-2:30 PM

    May 28, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Lap Pool

    Get some exercise swimming laps! Lanes lines are used to separate swimmers and reduce their waves. If under 14 years old, must be accompanied by an adult and be proficient enough to swim laps.

  26. Rehab/Therapy Swim 1:30-2:30 PM

    May 28, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ 319 Robe River Drive

  27. ILTP Lifeguarding Class (Pre-Registration Required) 4:00-7:00 PM

    May 28, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Valdez Swimming Pool

  28. Lap Swim 6:00-7:00 PM

    May 28, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Lap Pool

    Get some exercise swimming laps! Lanes lines are used to separate swimmers and reduce their waves. If under 14 years old, must be accompanied by an adult and be proficient enough to swim laps.

  29. Open Swim 7:30-8:30 PM

    May 28, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Valdez Swimming Pool

    Fun for all ages! Both pools are open, diving board is open. Deep-end is roped-off from the shallow end, making "lap swimming" difficult. Must be 8 years old or accompanied by an adult.

  30. Lap Swim 6:00-7:30AM

    May 29, 6:00 AM - 7:30 AM @ Lap Pool

    Get some exercise swimming laps! Lanes lines are used to separate swimmers and reduce their waves. If under 14 years old, must be accompanied by an adult and be proficient enough to swim laps.

  31. Lap Swim 6:00-7:00 PM

    May 29, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Lap Pool

    Get some exercise swimming laps! Lanes lines are used to separate swimmers and reduce their waves. If under 14 years old, must be accompanied by an adult and be proficient enough to swim laps.

  32. Tot Swim 6:00-7:00 PM

    May 29, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Wading Pool

    A time for parents and their young children to interact and play in the water! The small pool is open for parents and children age 6 or younger. We bring out some of our favorite water toys just for these tots! Parents must be in the water with their children.

  33. Open Swim 7:30-8:30 PM

    May 29, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Valdez Swimming Pool

    Fun for all ages! Both pools are open, diving board is open. Deep-end is roped-off from the shallow end, making "lap swimming" difficult. Must be 8 years old or accompanied by an adult.

  34. Open Swim 1:30-2:30 PM

    May 30, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Valdez Swimming Pool

    Fun for all ages! Both pools are open, diving board is open. Deep-end is roped-off from the shallow end, making "lap swimming" difficult. Must be 8 years old or accompanied by an adult.

  35. Lap Swim 4:30- 5:30 PM

    May 30, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Lap Pool

    Get some exercise swimming laps! Lanes lines are used to separate swimmers and reduce their waves. If under 14 years old, must be accompanied by an adult and be proficient enough to swim laps.

  36. Tot Swim 4:30-5:30PM

    May 30, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Wading Pool

    A time for parents and their young children to interact and play in the water! The small pool is open for parents and children age 6 or younger. We bring out some of our favorite water toys just for these tots! Parents must be in the water with their children.

  37. Open Swim 7:30-8:30 PM

    May 30, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Valdez Swimming Pool

    Fun for all ages! Both pools are open, diving board is open. Deep-end is roped-off from the shallow end, making "lap swimming" difficult. Must be 8 years old or accompanied by an adult.

  38. Open Swim 1:30-2:30 PM

    May 31, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Valdez Swimming Pool

    Fun for all ages! Both pools are open, diving board is open. Deep-end is roped-off from the shallow end, making "lap swimming" difficult. Must be 8 years old or accompanied by an adult.

  39. Lap Swim 4:30- 5:30 PM

    May 31, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Lap Pool

    Get some exercise swimming laps! Lanes lines are used to separate swimmers and reduce their waves. If under 14 years old, must be accompanied by an adult and be proficient enough to swim laps.

  40. Tot Swim 4:30-5:30PM

    May 31, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Wading Pool

    A time for parents and their young children to interact and play in the water! The small pool is open for parents and children age 6 or younger. We bring out some of our favorite water toys just for these tots! Parents must be in the water with their children.

Parks & Rec Teen Center

  1. Aloha Dance 7th and 8th grade students 6:30-8:30pm at the Teen Center

    May 23, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Game Room

    The Aloha Dance will be held for teens in the 7th and 8th grade. There will be $5 admission fee. The concessions will be open.

  2. Aloha Dance 9th thru 12th grade students 9:00-11:00pm at the Teen Center

    May 23, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Game Room

    The Aloha Dance will be held for teens in the 9th thru 12th grade. There will be $5 admission fee. The concessions will be open.

  3. Mighty Mites 9:30-11:00am at the Teen Center

    May 25, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Dance Floor Side

    A time for children ages six and under to play and socialize with each other and their parents and/or caregivers. Indoor trikes, slides, mats, and other toys are available to help release energy. Adult supervision is required.

  4. Pool Tournanment 6:00-8:00pm at the Teen Center

    May 25, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Game Room

    The Pool tournament will be a 8-Ball competition, single elimination, round robin tournament. There will be two rounds and the winner(s) will receive a gift card to use at the snack bar.

  5. Mighty Mites 9:30-11:00am at the Teen Center

    May 27, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Dance Floor Side

    A time for children ages six and under to play and socialize with each other and their parents and/or caregivers. Indoor trikes, slides, mats, and other toys are available to help release energy. Adult supervision is required.

  6. Cooking Class 5:00pm - 7:00pm at the Teen Center

    May 27, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Woody Woodman Teen Center

    Stop by the Teen center and learn how to cook asparagus. The free cooking class will have a sign up sheet for those who wish to participate.

  7. Games Night 6:00-8:00pm at the Teen Center

    May 28, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Woody Woodman Teen Center

    Challenge your friends at strategy, skill, and chance while playing these video and board games! What do you have to lose?

  8. Fencing Class 7:00pm - 8:00pm at the Teen & Community Center

    May 28, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Dance Floor Side

    FREE FENCING LESSONS! All equipment is provided. Fencing lessons are facilitated by Father Eric Wiseman through Parks & Rec. For more information on lessons or gear, contact Father Wiseman at: fatherwiseman@gmail.com of (866) 581-5797.

  9. Show Your Spirit Friday! 2:00-9:00pm at the Teen Center

    May 29, 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Game Room

    Come into the Teen Center showing your school spirit, wear your school shirts, school colors and/or team uniform and receive $1 off any concession food and drink order over $3.00*! *Only one discount per person per day.

  10. Pictionary 7:00-9:00pm at the Teen Center

    May 30, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Dance Floor Side

    Team Pictionary will be live in the game room side. Teams will have one minute to draw and solve the word or phrase. Prizes will be awarded to the winners who make the most money in this round robin competition.

  11. Ping Pong Tournament 4:00-6:00pm at the Teen Center

    May 31, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Game Room

    The Ping Pong tournament will have both singles and doubles in a competition/round robin tournament. Prizes will be awarded to the winners in each category.