City of Seward, Events, Parks & Rec.

SPRD Bulletin Sept. 8 2016

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  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.


image009Thank you Conway Seavey Band!

Sat, Sep 3rd the talented Conway Seavey Band performed LIVE at the Teen Rec Room. 30 Middle School and High Schoolers turned out to enjoy this remarkable show along with some comic relief between tunes. Congrats to Leighton Radner… winning the ‘Selfie with Seavey’ contest. The Teen Rec Room / SPRD would like to thank this extremely brilliant and entertaining band, YOU ROCK!

Halloween Carnival

The Annual Community Halloween Carnival is coming up Monday, October 31st 6 to 9pm Booth space is now available, reserve your spot today call Melanie at 224-4011 or download a form from our website


2016-pumpkin-prowlGlacier Family Medicine Pumpkin Prowl at Forest Acres Park

Sat, Oct 22nd at 6:30pm, ages 9 and under. Search for mini pumpkins, roast marshmallows and sip hot cocoa. Free event, fun for the whole family!


2016-family-masquerade-ballFamily Masquerade Ball

Sat, Oct 22nd following the Pumpkin Prowl walk on over to the Seward Resort and do the Monster Mash, enjoy refreshments and win prizes! Costume contest will be announced at 8pm – $3 in costume; $4 no costume and $10 for families.


Sports & Rec


Adult Basketball League team sign-up deadline:  Fri, Sep 30. Pay by FRIDAY, Sept 16 for the best deals on player and team fees! First Team fully registered wins a reward! First game tip-off: Tue, Oct 4 @ Middle School Gym. Games are every Tue and Thu nights. Register and pay today

Win the Sportsmanship Trophy for your sponsor. Looking for officials and scorekeepers, contact Robert Perea at 224-4057


Competitive Adult League Volleyball

First Game: September 21st at the High School Wednesday Nights. Team Signup Deadline: September 16th. First team fully registered wins a reward! Want to earn some extra CASH? Signup to ref or be a scorekeeper! Call Rob Perea at 224-4057 or email



After School Program

TYC After School Program is in full swing. Grades K-5 are welcome to join us for some activities and excitement after school MondayFriday. We offer a wide variety of activities daily including crafts, sports, cooking and team challenges. We also offer “Schools Out” Day Camps, Programs on Early Release days and Winter/Spring Break Camps. Scholarships applications are available, just ask Josie. Call 224-5472 or email


Teen Rec Room

The Teen Rec Room, or we call it the TRR, is located at 336 3rd Avenue, and is open to Middle School students and High School teens from Tues through Thurs evenings from 5:30 to 9pm and on Friday and Saturday nights from 5:30 to10pm. This free program is open to Teens offering ping pong, Skee ball, computers, Xbox, pool tables and more. Call 224-4056 for more info or stop by and see us! Like us on facebook @ teen.recroom.


Now accepting Teen Council Applications! Download online at under Teen Rec Room. Applications are also available at the Teen Rec Room located at 336 3rd Ave. Celebrating 30 years! Making things happen since 1985!  Teen Council is a ten member group of High School teens, meeting bi-weekly to develop & host special events for teens and their community. Members volunteer at ASP to mentor younger students, helping to make a difference. Members volunteer with various special events and projects at the Teen Rec Room. Be a part of an involved, active group!  Teen Council members earn discounts, merits & recognition.  For more information or for an application contact the Teen Rec Room Staff at 224-4056. Teen Council meets the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of each Month at 6:30 pm at the Teen Rec Room grades 9 through 12.



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