Community

Fire, Emergency Medical Services

Girdwood Fire and Rescue Incorporated is a non-profit organization under contract with The Municipality of Anchorage. The service provided include fire, rescue and EMS services to the Girdwood Fire Service District and the Turnagain Arm Community.

MAP LOCATION #41

907-783-2511
www.girdwoodfire.com

Challenge Alaska

Challenge Alaska (CA) is a non-profit organization that provides sports and therapeutic recreation opportunities for those with disabilities. Challenge Alaska believes that everyone, regardless of physical ability, should have an equal chance at recreational opportunities.
Exhilarating physical recreation is crucial aspect of early rehabilitation and life-long well-being. It is an important track to improved mobility, increased self-confidence, and development of specific skills. We hope to give our participants the skills and confidence needed to eventually partake in these activities independently.

MAP LOCATION #71

Challenge Alaska
www.challengealaska.org
907-783-2925

Gerrish Branch Library

History – The Scott and Wesley Gerrish Branch Library was named in memory of brothers Scott and Wesley Gerrish who grew up in Girdwood. Their untimely deaths as a result of being hit by a car on the Alyeska Highway in 1981 occurred the week that the Girdwood Library was scheduled to have a ribbon cutting ceremony at its new location at that time, adjacent to the Girdwood School. Through community action, a name change was approved for the new library to honor the lives of the young boys.

Normal Hours:
Sun and Mon Closed
Tues 10am – 6pm, Wed 1pm – 8pm, Thu – Sat 10am – 6pm

2017 MAP LOCATION #43

Gerrish Branch Library
907-343-4024

PO Box 169
250 Egloff Drive
Girdwood, Alaska
99587

Girdwood 2020

Girdwood 2020 comprises a group of citizens who want Girdwood to grow and prosper as a unique and internationally recognized mountain resort community through environmentally responsible economic development. The overriding vision is to develop and sustain a world class, four-season destination that protects and markets our most valuable asset – our valley’s unique setting.

executivedirector@girdwood2020.org
www.girdwood2020.org

PO Box 1102
Girdwood, Alaska
99587

Girdwood Public School

After the 1964 earthquake, the school building was moved to its current location–next to Little Bear’s Park. The building was used as a library after a new school was built. Today the original school building is referred to as the “Old Library” and used by the Little Bear’s Day Care for its after school programs and some Four Valleys Community School programs. The Old School is located next to the Forest Service Station. It was replaced in 1982 by the elementary and middle school Girdwood students attend today.

Map Location #33

Girdwood Public School
recken_kathy@asdk12.org
www.asdk12.org/schools/girdwood/pages/
907-742-5300

Girdwood, Alaska
99587

Municipal Transfer Station

Residential Solid Waste Disposal Located on Ruane Road, off of the Alyeska Highway, in the community of Girdwood.

Hours of Operation:
Friday through Monday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.,
Closed on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

MAP LOCATION #14

Municipal Transfer Station
www.muni.org/sws/disposalGD.cfm
907-783-2820

Girdwood, Alaska
99587

U.S. Postal Service

The U.S. Postal Service, at www.usps.gov, has a number of items for sale that would make excellent gifts, including an annual yearbook that details an entire year’s worth of commemorative stamps and includes the stamps themselves.

MAP LOCATION #27
www.usps.com
907-783-2922

Girdwood, Alaska
99587