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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.

Parks & Rec Swimming Pool

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

    June 9, 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 9, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Lap Pool

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

    June 9, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Wading Pool

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

    June 9, 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. Summer Splash 1:30- 3:00 pm

    June 9, 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 9, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Wading Pool

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

    June 9, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Lap Pool

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

    June 9, 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 9, 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 9, 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.

Parks & Rec Teen Center

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

    June 9, 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. Game Tournament Night 6pm-9pm @ the Valdez Teen Center

    June 9, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Game Room

    Each week there will be a new tournament: Pool, Ping Pong, Air Hockey, Foosball, Board Games or Chess