Bidarki Recreation Center

The Bidarki Recreation Center is a city owned and operated recreational facility and home to the Cordova Parks and Recreation Department offices.

Bidarki Recreation Center

103 Council Ave, Cordova, AK 99574

Phone: (907) 424-7282


The amenities offered within Bidarki include three cardio areas complete with an assortment of elliptical machines, treadmills and exercise bikes.  A fully stocked weight room with a combination of free weights and a variety of weight machines is also available.  In addition, Bidarki features a gymnasium with a markings for basketball and volleyball.  The Men’s and Women’s locker rooms are both equipped with saunas, showers & lockers available for public use. Towels are provided at the front desk for a dollar if needed.


Upcoming Closures

12/25/23 – Christmas Day
1/1/24 – New Years Day
1/15/.24 – Martin Luther King Day

2/12 & 2/13 – Gymnasium only for Emergency Management Training Exercise

2/19/24 – President’s Day
3/25/24 – Seward’s Day
5/27/24 – Memorial Day
6/19/24 – Juneteenth
7/4/24 – Independence Day

9/2/234– Labor Day
10/18/24 – Alaska Day

11/11/24 – Veterans Day
11/28/24 – Thanksgiving
11/29/24 – Day after Thanksgiving
12/25/24 – Christmas Day

*Members Door will be open as per posted hours.


Register for memberships, classes, programs

We’ve just launched our CivicPlus Recreation Management system.  Click the button below to be able to sign up or renew a membership, register for a program or book our facilities.

Hours & Gym Schedule


Day Time
Monday  8am – 9pm
Tuesday  8am – 9pm
Wednesday  8am – 9pm
Thursday  8am – 9pm
Friday  8am to 8pm
Saturday  10am – 6pm
Sunday  Members access only.



Day Time
Monday 3am – 8pm
Tuesday 3am – 8pm
Wednesday 3am – 8pm
Thursday 3am – 8pm
Friday 3am – 7pm
Saturday 5am – 5pm
Sunday 5am – 5pm

Entrance is via the barcode door at the western end of Bidarki Recreation Center.  If you are a member and do not have access to this door please call us on (907) 424-7282 or email  Member’s access is limited to members 18+ years and older who hold a valid 10-trip, 20-trip, month or annual membership. Please exit the building by closing time.


Gymnasium Timetable

Bidarki Gymnasium Timetable July 2024



Fees & Memberships


Memberships & Visit Passes

Bidarki Recreation Center offers a number of membership options to cater to each individual patron. 

Use of new CivicPlus Recreation Management site to sign up or renew your existing membership.  

Membership forms can  also be picked up at the front desk.

Please read and review our Membership Terms and Conditions 2024.

For information please contact us on (907) 424-7282 or email  

Daily Drop In

Casual (daily) drop-in users from January 1, 2024 will be required to complete a Drop-In Waiver once per year.  Pick up a copy from the front desk or download a copy and bring it in with your next visit..

Drop In Waiver 2024

Bidarki Recreation Center Rules of Use

Bidarki Recreation Center is a public facility intended for the use of City of Cordova residents and visitors.  The Recreation Center is a welcoming and safe place.  Please take the time to read over a few simple rules to help things run smoothly and make sure everyone enjoys all our Center has to offer. Participants of the Bidarki Recreation Center are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that most people would find reasonable and that does not infringe on the enjoyment of others.

Your Membership

  • Remember your membership card. Swiping your membership card is required and makes checking-in fast and easy.
  • Day users are required to pay the appropriate admission fee.
  • The minimum age for entry to the Center unsupervised is 12 years. The minimum age to use the fitness equipment is 14 years, unless supervised by an adult, and the minimum age to use the sauna is 16 years.
  • Court reservations are held ten minutes past reservation time. After 10 minutes reservations are forfeited.


Your Belongings

  • It’s up to you to keep your personal belongings safe – we encourage you to leave your gear in the lockers provided, using your own lock, during your workout. Lockers are for day use only and will be cleaned out every night.
  • Bags cannot be taken into workout areas as they may become hazardous to yourself or others.
  • The City of Cordova is not responsible for lost or stolen property.


Your Wellbeing

  • Your safety when using our Recreation Center is important to us. Be considerate and respectful to other users and staff – it helps make our Center a safer, more enjoyable place for everyone.
  • People who are exhibiting symptoms of any illness should stay home and refrain from using the Center.
  • You must wear closed toe shoes and appropriate clothing at all times. For hygiene reasons we encourage you to work out with a towel.
  • Dunking or hanging on the basketball rims is not permitted.
  • Equipment wipe-down towels and sanitizer are compulsory in workout areas. Sweat is good, working out in someone else’s isn’t!
  • Food and glass water bottles are not permitted in workout areas or in the gymnasium. Plastic water bottles are encouraged.
  • Please respect our equipment by wiping down machines/mats/benches after use and returning free weights to the correct locations. Do not purposely drop free weights or machine stacks.  You may be asked to pay for equipment you damage through careless use.
  • Please report any health and safety issues in the first instance to the nearest staff member or call the Recreation Center on (907) 424-7282 during business hours.
  • Please do not photograph, film, or otherwise record other members or staff without their consent, and the prior consent of the Director of Parks and Recreation. Use of phones in changing facilities is strictly prohibited.
  • Our Recreation Center is smoke, vape, alcohol and drug-free. Anyone deemed to be under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs will not be allowed entry.
  • We also expect our customers to behave in a safe and responsible manner to all staff and customers, and to treat the facility with care and respect.
  • Please do not drag equipment or other heavy objects across the floors. Take care not to scratch the floors.
  • Amplified music must be kept at reasonable levels. Users are recommended to bring their own device and headphones when listening to music.
  • There are specific rules for use of the Saunas. Please make yourself familiar with them if you intend to use the sauna.


Your Rights

  • If you have any concerns or complaints about service, a staff member, or our facility, please speak to the front desk and we’ll put you in touch with the appropriate manager. We may ask you to put your complaint in writing.


Our Rights

  • Our rules are for the safety and wellbeing of all our users, and our staff – which we take very seriously. Anyone who fails to comply with the rules will result in a verbal warning and/or removal from the Center.  Continued abuse of the rules may result in termination of membership.
  • At times we may have to or choose to close parts or all of the Center for repairs, general maintenance, refurbishment, health and safety or emergencies.


Code of Conduct

All users of the Center are expected to always exhibit appropriate behavior while participating, spectating, or attending any program, event, service and/or facility provided by the City of Cordova Parks & Recreation.

This includes programs, events, services, or facilities that may or may not require an admission fee, spectating at athletic events, or attending special events.

The following guidelines are designed to provide safe and enjoyable facilities for all users.

Users shall:

  • Treat others and the facility with courtesy and respect
  • Comply with any directions from facility staff and follow any other rules that they deem necessary and appropriate to provide patrons with a safe and welcoming environment.
  • Refrain from abusive or foul language.
  • Refrain from causing bodily harm to self, other users, or facility staff.
  • and refrain from damaging equipment, supplies, and facilities.

You must not carry out any offensive, threatening, inappropriate, dangerous, or illegal activities on City property, and you must comply with City health and safety requirements, including those directed to your own health and safety. Our decision as to what is offensive, threatening, inappropriate or dangerous activity will be final and binding.  We may immediately suspend your membership and exclude you from all City Public Facilities for a period of time which we in our discretion consider reasonable.

Emergency Evacuation

When a continuous alarm sounds, or if instructed to do so by staff, please proceed to the nearest exit immediately, or otherwise as directed by staff or emergency personnel.  You will not be permitted to re-enter until clearance has been given.

Questions regarding these rules can be directed to the Parks and Recreation Director.

Fitness Center & Weights Area

Cardiovascular Equipment

Cardiovascular equipment is located the mezzanine floor and overlooks the gymnasium and includes:

  • Concept II Rowers
  • Elliptical Cross Trainers
  • Adaptive Motion Trainers
  • Treadmills
  • Stationary Fitness Bike


Therapy Equipment

The following equipment is suitable for therapy / lower impact:

  • Treadmill
  • Recumbent/Upright Bike
  • Stretch Trainer
  • Stationary Bike


Machines and Free Weights

Machines and free weights include:

  • Curl bars
  • Dumbbells
  • Free Weight Benches
  • Leg Press
  • Lateral Pulldown / Seated Row
  • Squat Rack


Children & Youth

The minimum age to use the cardio fitness equipment is 14 years, unless supervised by an adult, and the minimum age to use the sauna and weights area is 16 years









Adult Programs & Activities

Program Registrations

Cordova Parks and Recreation offers a number of adult sports and drop in programs.  Please visit our new registration system for further information.

Cordova Parks and Recreation Registration System

Adult Sports

Daily Admission fees apply. Members free.

Adult Pick-Up Volleyball:

Monday/Wednesday 6:30pm – 8:30pm & Friday 6:30pm – 8pm.

Volleyball players of all skill levels are welcome to come and drop in on the fun for the 1st time or the 100th time! Bump, set and spike your way to great exercise while you play with old and new friends and listen to great tunes in the meantime.

Adult Pick-Up Basketball

Tuesday & Thursday 6:30pm – 8:30pm

An opportunity for all the ballers out there! Tuesday and Thursday nights for adult pick-up basketball.  Teams can be formed from those in attendance and pick-up games held.

Friday 5pm – 6pm; Saturday 1:30pm – 3pm (family-orientated)

Played on a smaller court, players will have the chance to build agility and hand-eye coordination while still getting a good workout. Each week, teams will be formed from those who are in attendance and games will be played.

Court #1 is drop-in only.  Court #2 can be reserved for 1 hour.  Give us a call on (907) 424-7282 during business hours to reserve your timeslot.

Open Gym sessions

Casual Open Gym sessions are available depending on availability.  Give us a call on (907) 424-7282 or see the Gym timetable under the Hours tab.

Fitness Classes

We offer Sweat Pro classes through Studio Sweat on Demand – a virtual fitness class platform.
All classes will be held on the Gymnasium Floor or stretching area and are first-in, first-served.  Contact us if you want to use this system.
Classes are FREE for Members.
Through Sweat Pro, we have access to hundreds of fitness classes (for any skill level) which include: Yoga, Pilates, Kickboxing, Bootcamp, Dance, TRX, HIIT and more!



Youth Programs & Activities

Cordova Parks and Recreation is committed to providing fun sports and recreation activities for our younger community.

To see our latest offerings and to register visit our new CivicRec Recreation Management system here – Cordova Parks & Recreation Registration System.

* you are required to set up an account in order to be able to register for activities.

Mini Movers

Members FREE.  Drop-in $2.50/child.  Supervising parents/caregivers free. Age: 1 -5 years.

Mini Movers is a parent/caregiver led casual play session designed for preschoolers to explore their physical capabilities at their own pace in a fun, safe, and social environment.

Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday 

10am – 12pm



Pre School Programs & Activities

Mini Movers

Members FREE.  Drop-in $2.50/child.  Supervising parents/caregivers free.

Mini Movers is a parent/caregiver led casual play session designed for preschoolers to explore their physical capabilities at their own pace in a fun, safe, and social environment.

Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday 

10am – 12pm




Facility Rental

Bidarki Recreation Center’s gymnasium is available to rent for sport practices,  birthday parties and private events.

To check availability and to reserve the facility visit our new Cordova Parks and Recreation Registration System.

Alternatively please complete the Reservation Form below and return to

Bidarki Recreation Center Reservation Form 2024

Bidarki Recreation Center Reservation Terms & Conditions 2024