Volunteers are at the heart of all our work – we couldn’t do it without you!

Are you interested in volunteering in Anchorage parks and recreation programs? From pulling targeted invasive weeds in parks to teaching dance classes at recreation centers or simply writing a letter to the editor, there are many ways to support our local parks.

Here’s how you can get started: 

  • Check out the Parks & Recreation Department Volunteer Page for information on ongoing programs
  • Visit our events page for upcoming volunteer opportunities
  • Check the links on the menu to the upper left!

Neighborhood Park Fix-Its

In 2010-2012, more than 2,000 community volunteers like you contributed their talents and energy to improving neighborhood parks. There are multiple opportunities to volunteer, and everyone is invited to join in!

We are currently completing priority improvements identified during our 2008 and 2011 Parks Report Card initiative in which over 1,000 Anchorage residents rated our neighborhood parks. 

Check out the Faces of APF posts for stories of parks that hold special places in citizens’ hearts!

2008 Volunteer Annual Report