Parks & Trails

The City of Valdez Parks & RecrMountain Traileation Department provides residents and visitors with approximately 200 acres of unique parks and open spaces, including 18 parks, six athletics fields, nine playgrounds, nine park shelters, three tennis courts, three basketball courts, two campgrounds, and one disc/foot golf course.

Please Enjoy Your Parks and Trails Responsibly!

The safety of the public and our staff remain our top priority. For local updates and information on how you can protect yourself please visit the Valdez COVID-19 Unified Command website.
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Find a Park or Trail

View a listing and map of the Parks and Trails in Valdez, including available amenities.

Trail System

The Valdez Parks & Recreation Department maintains numerous trails in and around Valdez ranging from short and easy hikes to long and difficult adventures. 

Trails include use areas for:

  • Walking/Running
  • Hiking
  • Cross-country skiing (classic & skate)
  • Four-wheelers
  • Snowmachines
  •  Dog sleds

Winter Trails & Grooming

Visit our Winter Trails webpage for specific information on winter trail etiquette and grooming schedule. 

Trail Guides

More information on all of our trails, including trail maps, can be found in our Summer Trail Guide or our Winter Trails Guide

Park Shelter Rentals

The Valdez Parks Department has several park shelters available for rentals and events. To check available and reserve a park shelter, please contact the Recreation Center front desk at 907-835-4526.

Alcohol Use

For parties who intend to consume alcohol on City property, an approved alcohol waiver is required. For parties who intend to consume cannabis, an approved cannabis waiver is required.  Forms are also available at the Recreation Center front desk.

  1. Marcie Robertson

    Park Maintenance Supervisor

  2. Brian Roosma

    Park Maintenance Foreman