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Parks & Rec Special Events

  1. HAWK May 26th thru September 1st

    May 26, 8:00 AM - September 1, 5:00 PM

    HAWK - Hike Alaska’s Wild Kountry - 2014 For ages 5 and above Pick up a HAWK program trail card at the P&R Office at the Civic Center, at the Healthier You Finale, or at the May 17th Clean-Up Day BBQ Hike, 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/parks&trails 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 http://ci.valdez.ak.us/HAWKTrailsCard to fill out and submit the online trail form on or before September 1, 2014. Each participant must turn in an individual trail card. Prize Drawings for hiking 3, 5, 7 or all 9 trails. Participants will be entered in each Prize drawing for which they qualify (for example, a person who hikes all 9 trails will be entered in each drawing), but may only win 1 prize

  2. Summer Art Contest Begins- June 2nd at 9 AM (through July 3rd at 5 PM)

    June 2, 9:00 AM - July 3, 5:00 PM @ Convention and Civic Center

    Test your artistic talents by decorating a 2ft wooden fishing boot cut-out. Boots are available at the Civic Center Mon-Fri 9:00-5:00 starting June 2nd for a minimum donation of $10 each. Return your fish to the Civic Center no later than July 3rd. Winner will be awarded a cash prize!! All entries will be displayed and available for public voting starting July 4-6th. Please stop by & vote for your favorite boot—open to all ages.

  3. Circus Camp 1PM-5PM at the Civic Center *Pre-registration Required*

    June 25, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Civic Center Cinema

    The Roustabout Circus present a two week extravaganza of the circus arts, from acrovatics to trapeze, clowning and juggling of all kinds! June 23rd- July 4th, Monday- Friday with an appearance in the 4th of July Parade and a Circus Extravaganza Performance as part of the community festivities! Camp will meet 1:00pm- 5:00pm each day at the Valdez Civic Center, $150 per two weeks camp. Max 21 campers. This camp is open for youth entering grades 3-9. For more information and to register for this camp or others- contact Krystal at 907-835-2531.

Parks & Rec Swimming Pool

  1. Lap Swim 6:00- 8:00 am

    June 25, 6:00 AM - 8:00 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.

  2. Swim Lessons Level 1-4 10:00- 11:00 am ( Not a Public Activity)

    June 25, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Lap Pool

  3. Tadpoles 11:00 am- Noon (Not a Public Activity)

    June 25, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Wading Pool

  4. Lap Swim 12:00- 1:30 pm

    June 25, 12:00 PM - 1:30 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.

  5. Open Swim 1:30- 3:00 pm

    June 25, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM @ Lap 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. Minnows 4:30- 5:30 pm (Not a Public Activity)

    June 25, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Wading Pool

  7. Swim Lessons Level 1-4 5:30- 6:30 pm ( Not a Public Activity)

    June 25, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Lap Pool

  8. Lap Swim 6:30-7:30pm

    June 25, 6:30 PM - 7:30 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.

  9. Tot Swim 6:30- 7:30 pm

    June 25, 6:30 PM - 7:30 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.

  10. Open Swim 7:30- 8:30 pm

    June 25, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Lap 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.

Parks & Rec Teen Center

  1. Art in the Park 9:30-11:00AM at Barney Meyring North

    June 25, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Barney Meyring Park - North

    Bring your little ones to the park for social interaction, art and craft projects, and play. Open to everyone birth to 6 years old with parent/caregiver supervision.

  2. Bring Your Own Video Game @ the Teen Center 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    June 25, 4:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Woody Woodman Teen Center