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Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation

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Alaska State Parks
Families to Parks

Kids to Parks Day

Saturday, May 18. 2019: Join Alaska State Parks staff and Parks Ambassador, Erin Kirkland of AKontheGo.com, to celebrate Kids to Parks Day at Matanuska Lakes State Recreation Area, at Mile 36.4 of the Glenn Highway. In this open house from 12 noon to 4pm, we will have a variety of events and tables including a scavenger hunt, Park Ranger hikes, Art & Crafts, Boating & Safety, snacks from Subway, and prizes! This is a family event for parents to enjoy with their kids. Parking is $5 or free with your Annual Parking Pass. Should you still need to buy your annual parking pass, passes will be available for sale ($50).


Bring your family to our series of quarterly events at a different State Park area each season, highlighting kid-friendly activities in Alaska State Parks. At these events, learn hands-on skills like fishing, camping, hiking, biking, and planning and packing for each.

Saturday, August 31, 2019: Join Alaska State Parks staff and Parks Ambassador Erin Kirkland of AKontheGO.com, for Fall Family Adventure Day, the first in our series of #YesYouCan! events. Held at Bird Creek campground and day-use area from 12 to 3p.m., your family is welcome to show off (or learn) skills of setting up camp, preparing campfire food, and learning how to enjoy fall fun in Alaska's state parks. Stay tuned to the Alaska State Parks and AKontheGO Facebook and Instagram accounts for more information, or send an email to wendy.sailors@alaska.gov.

Mission Statement

"The Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation provides outdoor recreation opportunities and conserves and interprets natural, cultural, and historic resources for the use, enjoyment, and welfare of the people."

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Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation

Atwood Building
550 West 7th Avenue
Suite 1380
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone: (907) 269-8700
Fax: (907) 269-8907