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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. Crazy Contraptions Camp 1PM-5PM at the Teen Center *Pre-registration Required*

    July 16, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Game Room

    A chance for students entering grades 1-4 to explore the world of science and engineering with our Crazy Contraptions Camp. This week we will be building with Legos (TM) and much more to create our very own "Crazy Contraptions"! Registration is required- please call our office at 907-835-2531 for more information or to register.

Parks & Rec Swimming Pool

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

    July 16, 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 Levels 1-4 10:00-10:50AM *Pre-Registration Required*

    July 16, 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM @ Lap Pool

    Let our trained staff teach your children the important life skill of swimming! Levels 1 thru 4 are designed for children age 5 and older. Beginning with being comfortable in the water, continuation of exploration of the water and stroke skills development. You can register your swimmer at the Parks & Rec office at the Civic Center.

  3. Swim Lessons Minnows 11:00-11:45AM *Pre-Registration Required*

    July 16, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM @ Lap Pool

    Let our trained staff teach your children the important life skill of swimming! Minnows is designed for 3 & 4 year olds. It focuses on becoming comfortable in the water. Parents must be in the water for the first 3 lessons. You can register your swimmer at the Parks & Rec office at the Civic Center.

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

    July 16, 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. Open Swim 1:30- 3:00 pm

    July 16, 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. Swim Lessons Tadpoles 4:30-5:15pm *Pre-Registration Required*

    July 16, 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM @ Lap Pool

    Let our trained staff teach your children the important life skill of swimming! Tadpoles is a continuation for children who have completed Minnows but not old enough for Level 1. Exploration of the water continued and stroke skills introduced. You can register your swimmer at the Parks & Rec office at the Civic Center.

  7. Swim Lessons Levels 1-4 5:30-6:20PM *Pre-Registration Required*

    July 16, 5:30 PM - 6:20 PM @ Lap Pool

    Let our trained staff teach your children the important life skill of swimming! Levels 1 thru 4 are designed for children age 5 and older. Beginning with being comfortable in the water, continuation of exploration of the water and stroke skills development. You can register your swimmer at the Parks & Rec office at the Civic Center.

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

    July 16, 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

    July 16, 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

    July 16, 7:30 PM - 8:30 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.

Parks & Rec Teen Center

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

    July 16, 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. BYO Video Game 6:00-9:00pm @ the Teen Center

    July 16, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Woody Woodman Teen Center

    Bring in your own games and challenge your friends!