Parks & Recreation

Cordova Parks & Recreation Department

The City of Cordova, Department of Parks & Recreation manages and maintains a number of facilities around the city that provide opportunities to get active and make the most of what this special place has to offer. Whether you’re a gym bunny, a swimmer or a splasher, a team player or solo runner, a weekend hiker or a keen boatie there’s something for you in Cordova.

The City has developed municipal park facilities in order to provide its residents with a variety of recreation programs and services. The Parks & Recreation Department is responsible for managing and maintaining the City’s parks and open spaces, recreation facilities, pools, and providing programs, services and activities that enhance residents’ lives and contribute to the health and wellness of the community.

Our parks and recreation system connects Cordova’s residents and visitors to nature, provides opportunities to stay healthy and improve wellbeing and celebrates our unique Alaskan way of life.

About Us

Our Mission

We enhance the quality of life in Cordova by providing great experiences, places and facilities that fuel a more active, healthy, and connected community.


Our Vision

To develop a world-class, locally appropriate municipal parks and recreation system that thrives through operational excellence and innovation.


Our Values

Our people are our greatest strength, and our values connect us.

We put people at the heart of everything we do.
• we anticipate our customers’ needs.
• we support our colleagues.
• we listen to our customers and each other.
• we act with integrity and respect.

We’re always improving.
• we are open to new ideas and innovation.
• we encourage creativity.
• we learn from our mistakes.
• we give constructive feedback, compliment good work and reward success.

We collaborate:
• we share our skills and knowledge.
• we have confidence in our colleagues.
• we work together to get the best results.
• we are accountable for our actions and decisions.

We care for our places:
• we protect our environment for future generations.
• we are guardians of our city’s assets.
• we nurture our community.
• we consider the impact of what we do.

Work for us

Cordova Parks and Recreation is a great place to work. We have opportunities for a wide variety of skills, trades, and professional interests in our department. Come join our team!

Cordova Parks & Recreation values a diverse workforce and seeks ways to promote equity and inclusion within the organization. We encourage candidates with knowledge, ability, and experience working with a broad range of individuals and diverse communities. Although not required, we also encourage candidates that can fluently speak another language to include that information in your resume.

All positions with Parks & Recreation are listed on the City of Cordova job opportunities page and are updated regularly.

See all our employment opportunities here 



Volunteer for Us

Volunteers are FUNdamental to Cordova Parks & Recreation.


Cordova Parks & Recreation has many volunteer opportunities: coaching youth, special events, parks and trail clean ups, and landscape maintenance. We need assistance from individuals, organizations and businesses.

Parks and Recreation volunteers not only impact our bottom line by providing important services, they get a great sense of community pride for supporting Cordova’s parks and recreation system.

Time commitment ranges from just a few hours a year to a regular weekly schedule.


We ask that all volunteers complete the application, which helps us track your hours, skills and interests. If you are part of a group, only one leader will need to complete an application on behalf of the organization.

Parks & Recreation Volunteer Application

Once you’ve completed the volunteer application, either click SUBMIT or print it, scan it and email it to 

We’ll look it over and be in further contact with next steps.

Thanks for your offer of help.


Contact Us

We love your feedback. Feel free to contact us any time with questions or comments.

City of Cordova Parks and Recreation

Administrative Offices located at: 103 Council Ave, Cordova. AK 99574

Administrative hours: 8am – 5pm. Monday to Friday.

Email us at:

Phone: (907) 424-6253.