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Parks & Recreation


Parks and Recreation

The City of Kotzebue Parks and Recreation Department creates and facilitates recreational activities for citizens of all ages in the community. They also manage City owned recreational facilities and sites. Currently, their office is located at the Kotzebue Youth Center/Boys & Girls Club Building.  Director - Chad Nordlum 907-412-3446.  


Mission Statement

"Our mission is to enrich the lives of the community members by providing safe and welcoming facilities that are affordable, convenient, and offer people of all ages the opportunity to play, learn, and live a healthy lifestyle."


Vision Statement 

The City of Kotzebue Parks and Recreation Department pledges to:

  • Provide a safe and welcoming environment throughout each of our facilities.
  • Continually develop new programs and expand existing programs available to the community.
  • Provide the highest standard of excellence in public service through partnerships and collaborations within the community.
  • Continue to improve existing facilities and equipment made available to the public.


Serve Your Community! Improve Youth Outcomes! Build Your Skills!

As a Resilient Alaska Youth AmeriCorps Member, you will deliver high quality youth programming in your community to help build youth resilience. You will have an opportunity to make a difference in a young person’s life and drive change.  Make a positive impact in your community and build skills that will last a lifetime.