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SPRD Directors Office
Karin Sturdy - Director of Parks & Recreation

Contact Phone: (907) 224-4053
Fax: (907) 224-4038
Mailing address: P.O. Box 167; Seward, AK 99664-0167
Office Location: SPRD Warehouse | 702 Aspen Lane | Seward, AK 99664

2016 Parks and Rec Master Plan

SPRD Milestones

Seward Parks & Recreation has begun the process of replacing sponsored, donated memorial trees within Waterfront Park, due to the poor health and slow death of over one dozen adopted trees.  Therefore, the City of Seward is reaching out to those people and their families who adopted these trees, back in the late 1980’s and beyond.  The spruce were indeed planted according to USDA standards, since many were purchased with grant funds through the State of Alaska’s community forestry program.  We have sought professional help from the State, but it appears that compaction over time has damaged the trees and their soil. Call the Parks Maintenance and Campgrounds’ office at 224.4055 or email .

On a similar topic, the City Parks & Recreation staff continues to seek help in both City Cemeteries: The Historic Cemetery and the ‘new’ cemetery, which was the Oddfellows and, of course, Woodlawn Cemetery on Salmon Creek Road.  As you consider volunteering, please help us contact existing family and friends who can bring their gravesites up-to-date and up-to-regulations by removing rocks and decorative rocks and by placing headstones that meet the minimal requirements.  The cemetery rules can be found online at  SPRD staff can assist you with locating one grave site to adopt to assist the community’s efforts to improve the cemetery, the safety of the visitors and record-keeping.  Call the Parks Maintenance and Campgrounds’ office at 224.4055 or Director Karin Sturdy, 224.4053 or .  The City is moving forward surveying new plots and researching old gravesites, which will include cremains.  Work in October will move the City closer to the development of reserving a gravesite for the future, much like private cemeteries allow. 

Thank you,

Karin Sturdy

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Thank you for your interest in applying for seasonal summer positions with Seward Parks & Recreation or with our Parking Department.  As you compete for jobs, please include the following information to help determine who we will consider and interview.

  • The City Employment Application form is found on-line at Application for Employment and Job Descriptions.  Follow the directions to ensure the three, listed references have updated phone numbers and email addresses for efficient communication with our Personnel office.
  • An updated resume.  
  • A cover letter explaining why you want this particular job, the dates you could start, and the date you would be finished (return to school or other) if any.
  • Three letters of recommendations from non-family members.

All of the above may be sent electronically to the Personnel Officer,  or delivered to City Hall at 5th Ave & Adams Street - 410 Adams Street, PO Box 167 / Seward, Alaska 99664.

Please read the complete job description before you apply.

If you do not hear from us within two weeks of your application, please feel free to call the Personnel Officer at (907) 224-4074.

Best wishes,

Karin Sturdy, Director    
Seward Parks & Recreation Department and Paid Parking Department 
City of Seward / PO Box 167
Seward, AK  99664-0167

Current Employment Opportunities

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