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Sports & Recreation
Mission Statement
Melanie Hauze
Administrative Assistant/Recreation Specialist

Austin Ledford
Sports & Recreation Coordinator

519 Fourth Ave
Seward, AK  99664

(907) 224-4006
(907) 224-4054
Fax: (907) 224-4051

Sports & Recreation Hours
Tue & Thu: 8am to 9pm
Wed: 8am to 2pm
Sat: 10 to 6pm
Our goal is to provide "Mountains of Recreation" to all residents and visitors to Seward, Alaska. We are a small department with big dreams, great staff, diverse programs and quality recreation. We offer a wide variety of indoor and outdoor programs &/or activities for all ages, abilities and activity-levels.

Adult Basketball League Schedule

Basketball Schedule

Team Application

Team Roster

Player Contract

Youth Sports Coach Application

SPRD Bulletin… 

From Karin Sturdy, Director
Seward Parks & Recreation Director

Seward Parks and Recreation Department (SPRD) announces public recreation hours to the AVTEC Gym. New to customers will be an 8 am opening for morning work outs.  Also new this fall will be the reduction in the number of nights available, but parks & rec has analyzed trends to work to obtain the biggest bang for the buck.  The public is invited to drop-in every Tuesday and Thursday from 8 am to 9 pm.  Each Wednesday, the public can attend 8 am to 2 pm,  and adults will be encouraged to participate in archery in the evenings at the Alaska Railroad Lindsey facility.  SPRD will work to provide other recreation opportunities on Friday nights, and will open the AVTEC Gym on Saturdays from 10 am to 6 pm.  Players new and old can sign up for a one-hour racquetball slot by calling 224.4054 or by stopping into the gym during open hours. 

The following areas will be open during all SPRD open times: the new wellness center which includes a padded workout, stretch or yoga space and treadmills, bikes and elliptical trainers; the racquetball court which is available for pick-up games, challenge courts and Tuesday night league-play; the gym for open gym, roller skating, safe and dry hall walking or organized sports such as badminton, pickle ball, basketball or volleyball to name a few; the Eagle Room provides rowing and similar aerobic workouts and the free weight room for lifting, strength training and workouts. Recreational volleyball was moved to the Middle School on Monday nights.  The sauna will only be open on Thursday nights, from 7 pm to 9 pm. Free hall walking in the gym will be offered from 10 am to 11 am, as open gym activities occur for a fee. 

Indoor Park will be offered Tue, Wed and Thursday from 11 am to 12 noon.

SPRD is still seeking certified basketball and volleyball referees as well as basketball scorers and timers.  Contact Karin Sturdy, 224.4053 or

The SPRD Annual Pass is $300 per person. $5 cash is the drop-in rate for adults or Senior Citizens and teens will pay $3 cash.  20-visit Punch cards prices are also available at discounted rates for Adults - $80, Seniors, Teens and Youth - $50 and Tots (under age 5) - $30  

The ‘soft’ opening continues through November and the public is invited to a re-opening party on Thursday, December 1 from 8 am to 9 pm.  Most work-out activities will be free to the public to try-out the various recreation spaces that day.  Bring a friend.  

We welcome your feedback on hours, programs and other recreation opportunities.  ‘Vote’ for your favorite programs and best or favorite hours-of-the-day with your feet (by attending whenever possible.)  Please like us on Facebook at Seward Recreation for updates and announcements.  SPRD thanks those volunteers who helped us move recreation supplies back into the AVTEC Gym!  We appreciate your gift of time and commitment to healthy options. 

Thank you very much,
Karin Sturdy, Director
Seward Parks & Recreation Department and Paid Parking Department
PO Box 167 / City of Seward
Seward, Alaska  99664-0167 
(907) 224.4053

Urbach’s Youth Basketball 
Kick off the season with a free basketball Jamboree Sat, Jan 14th! Players will meet the coaches, go through drill stations, work on skill development and scrimmage. League begins Jan 28th through Mar 25th for pre-school ages through 5th grade. Early bird fee due Dec 17th, sign up by Dec 31st to receive a complimentary team jersey.

City of Seward • P.O. Box 167, 410 Adams Street City Hall Building • Seward, Alaska 99664 • (907) 224-3331
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