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

The Parks and Recreation Department lives and breathes the following values:



We put people at the heart of everything we do.


We acknowledge that success comes when we work together.


We care for and treasure our open spaces and natural areas.


We are always improving and step up from good to great.


We provide welcoming and safe opportunities and environments to play, learn, connect, improve, and grow.

Responsiveness and Innovation

We anticipate and thoughtfully respond to the needs of the community, continually seeking ways to better deliver park and recreation services.

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 



Contact Us

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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.