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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: 
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REGISTRATION IS OPEN: Endurocross ATV Obstacle Course Races on August 10th!

Parks & RecreationREGISTRATION IS OPEN: Endurocross ATV Obstacle Course Races on August 10th!Pre-register for the Endurocross ATV Obstacle Course Races HERE!
Pre-registration online ENDS 3PM on Friday, August 8th. There will be race day registration open from 1PM-2PM on location. 
Registration fees must be paid on race day.
Online Registration Form

For more information on the Endurocross ATV Obstacle Course Races on August 10th- click
HERE! Find registration fees, racing categories, and other information.
REGISTRATION IS OPEN: Salmonberry Summit Challenge on August 17th!Pre-register for the Salmonberry Summit Challenge HERE!
Pre-registration online ENDS 3PM on Friday, August 15th. There will be race day registration open from 2PM- 2:30PM on location. 
Registration fees must be paid on race day.
Online Registration Form

For more information on the Salmonberry Summit Challenge on August 17th- click HERE!
REGISTRATION IS OPEN: Rock & Roll 5K & 10K on August 23rd!Pre-register for the Rock & Roll 5K & 10K Bike, Blade, Skate, Scoot, Walk and Run HERE!
Pre-registration online ENDS 3PM on Friday, August 22nd. There will be race day registration open from 10AM-10:45AM on location. 
Registration fees must be paid on race day.
Online Registration Form

For more information on the
 Rock & Roll 5K & 10K Bike, Blade, Skate, Scoot, Walk & Run on August 23rd- click HERE!  You can find the route maps and other valuable information.
OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS!


75 Years of Batman
Celebrate 75 years of the iconic Comic Book character with a party at the Library!!

Saturday, July 26th
2:00PM
Valdez Library
FREE!

Kids' Scavenger Hunt
Children of all ages, in teams of three, search the area for items on a list- the team with the most items in the shortest time wins! (A Gold Rush Days Event sponsored by Valdez Parks and Recreation )

Friday, August 1st
2:30PM
Barney Meyring Picnic Shelter
FREE

Pet-a-polooza Pet Show

Bring all pets large and small to the Pet-a-polooza Pet Show! Prizes will be awarded based on a number of parameters. (A Gold Rush Days Event sponsored by Valdez Parks and Recreation)

Saturday, August 2nd
2:00PM
Barney Meyring Picnic Shelter
FREE


Pre-registration online ENDS 3PM on Friday, August 8th. There will be race day registration open from 1PM-2PM on location. Registration fees must be paid on race day.
Online Registration Form

For more information on the Endurocross ATV Obstacle Course Races on August 10th- click HERE!

REGISTRATION IS OPEN: Salmonberry Summit Challenge on August 17th!

Pre-registration online ENDS 3PM on Friday, August 15th. There will be race day registration open from 2PM-2:30PM on location. Registration fees must be paid on race day.
Online Registration Form

For more information on the Salmonberry Summit Challenge on August 17th- click HERE!


REGISTRATION IS OPEN: Rock & Roll 5K & 10K Races on August 23rd!
Pre-registration online ENDS 3PM on Friday, August 22nd. There will be race day registration open from 10AM-10:45AM on location. Registration fees must be paid on race day.
Online Registration Form

For more information on the Rock & Roll 5K &10K Bike, Blade, Skate, Scoot, Walk and Run on August 22nd- click HERE! Route maps, registration information, and race information can be found here.