Community Clubs & Organizations
Parks & Recreation Events
Parks & Trails
Salmonberry Ski Hill
Salmonberry Ski Hill Camera
Teen & Community Center
Valdez Qaniq Challenge
Parks & Recreation
Special Events, Programs & Activities
Parks and Recreation works closely with many community organizations to support programs and activities year-round. You’ll see our staff involved with all of these fun events. Check our full Parks & Recreation calendars for all the latest and greatest happenings in Valdez!
for a Parks & Rec Event!
Summer Fun Catalog
to find our more details on all of our events happening through early September!
Valdez Qaniq Challenge- 2 day XC Ski Race
Giant Ski Races
Glow in the Dark Pool Party
Pickle Ball Tournament
Zipfy Mini-Luge Slalom & Kids Drag Races -Frosty Fever
120/Kitty Cat Snow-X - Frosty Fever
SnowTown Ice Classic
Valdez Winter Games
Beacon & Eggs Hunt
HEALTHIER YOU FINALE:
Spring Surprise 5K Scavenger Hunt
National Bike Month
Summer Sign-Up Fair
Community Clean Up Day
(Hiking Alaska's Wild Kountry) begins Memorial Day- through Labor Day
6th Annual Bite Back 5K Run
National Trails Month
Summer Fun Camps
Summer Art Contest
Valdez Arbor Day
National Parks & Rec Month
Summer Fun Camps
Uncle Salmon's Freedom Fun Runs (5K & 10K)
July 4th Festival
Pink Salmon Festival
Gold Rush Days:
Kids Dive for Gold
Gold Rush Days:
Kids Scavenger Hunt
CVT High Five Triathlon
Endurocross ATV Obstacle Course Races
Rock & Roll 5K & 10K
Labor Day Family Fun Runs
(Hiking Alaska's Wild Kountry)
Brush Busters - Brush Cutting at Salmonberry Ski Hill
The Running Dead 5K Zombie Obstacle Run
Children’s Halloween Party at the Library
Book and Basket Auction
Turkey Trot Family 5K Run
Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
Ugly Sweater Walk, Run, & Ski
Deck the Halls - Festive Homes Contest
2016 Valdez Race Series
Stay Tuned for the release of the 2016 Valdez Race Series!!
We are happy to introduce the new Parks & Recreation Valdez RACE Series- with new runs, xc ski, snowshoe, and bike races included! And of course, we will still be sponsoring our annual fan favorites, like the Bite Back Runs, Uncle Salmon Fun Runs, and Labor Day Family Fun Runs.
New in 2015, we will also be including a $5 registration fee for all Parks & Rec Races, which will go toward prizes, new racing equipment, more up-to-date racing technology, as well as funding for new races and runs!
2016 H.A.W.K. (Hiking Alaska's Wild Kountry)
HAWK - Hike Alaska’s Wild Kountry - 2016. For 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:
. 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
to fill out and submit the online trail form on or before September 6, 2016. 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!
#HAWKTrails Social Media Challenge
We want HAWK to go viral! Every time your hike, bike, or run a HAWK trail, take a photo or video and tag it #HAWKTrail and post it on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Vine! If you post your photo to our Facebook page (
) in public setting with the tag #HAWKTrail, you will be entered into a separate HAWK 2015 prize drawing and your photo may end up on the cover of our HAWK advertising in 2016! Winners will be announced on the Parks & Rec Facebook page and this website; and prizes will be awarded after September 8th.
Find more information, check out the
Parks and Recreation
Any questions, please call the Parks & Rec Office at (907) 835-2531 or email the Parks & Recreation Supervisor,
or the Activities Coordinator,
Sun, Jun. 5
H.A.W.K. (Hiking Alaska's Wild Kountry) - TRAIL of the WEEK is The Overlook Trail
Sun, Jun. 12
H.A.W.K. (Hiking Alaska's Wild Kountry) - TRAIL of the WEEK is Mineral Creek A
Sun, Jun. 19
H.A.W.K. (Hiking Alaska's Wild Kountry) - TRAIL of the WEEK is Keystone Pack Trail
2016 6th Annual Bite Back 5K Race Results are in!!
Find your times for the 5K race here! Great job and a lot of fun by all!! Thank you to our volunteers, and to Sheri Beck who helped organize a fun event!
Valdez High School Swimming Pool Closure 5/26/16 - 8/??/16
The Valdez High School Swimming Pool will be closed starting on May 26, 2016 and will remain closed through mid August/Early September.
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