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Parks & Recreation
Parks and Rec
Darryl Verfaillie
Director, Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services

Wendy Clubb
Recreation Supervisor

314 Clifton Dr.
P.O. Box 307
Valdez, AK  99686

Ph: (907) 835-2531
Hotline: (907) 835-3200
Fax: (907) 835-2472

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services Department operates and maintains the city's numerous parks, recreation areas, and recreational service programs for residents and visitors. The department also partners with many community and state organizations to bring new, exciting ideas into its programming to enhance the community's quality of life.

Additional Functions
The Parks and Recreation Commission acts as an advisory board to the City Council. Parks and Recreation Commission meetings are held the second Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm in the Valdez City Council Chambers. The public is always welcome.

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Mission Statement
Parks and Recreation is an essential service that enhances the quality of life for the community of Valdez, its citizens, and visitors by promoting good personal health; providing opportunities to interact within families, work groups, and neighborhoods; serving as a stimulus for tourism; and fostering community pride.

Current Activities
To keep you updated about all of the programs that are being offered, Parks and Recreation publishes a quarterly newsletter and enters events into multiple online calendars: 

Spring Color Splash 5K Fun Run & Healthier You! Finale this Saturday at the Teen Center
Show your "Healthier You" and your true colors this Saturday at the Spring Color Splash 5K Fun Run! Our 5K route will take you around town to 4 color stations, where you will get SPLASHED with crazy colors! Walkers and runners of all ages welcome! FREE Read on...
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