Kincaid Park
USINFO | 2013-08-05 16:38

Kincaid Park is a 1,516.78-acre (6.1382 km2) municipal park in Anchorage, Alaska, located at 9401 W. Raspberry Road. The park is bounded on the south by Turnagain Arm, on the west by Knik Arm, and on the north by Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport.

Noted for Nordic skiing trails, in snowless months the park is frequented by runners, bikers, hikers, archers, dog-trainers, motocross users, disc golfers, soccer teams, and rollerskiers. Other winter activities include snowshoeing, sledding and biathlon (many trees were cut Spring of 2006 for the biathlon range). The park was created in 1968 and in 1978 expanded to include the location of a Nike missile site. The park continues to evolve with changing demands of local residents. In 2009, a full 18 "hole" disc golf course that meanders through the wooded Mize loop area was completed. In 2010, several new soccer fields were completed and open for use in the area near the chalet.

The park gates are open seven days a week from 10:00am until 10:00pm. The chalet is open seven days a week from 10:00am until 9:45pm with holiday hours of noon until 5pm. The chalet has four areas that can be rented to the public. The Annex and different areas of the park may also be rented by the public.

The park is mostly forested, with birch, cottonwood, and spruce. Wildlife includes moose, lynx, bear, fox, eagles, porcupines, owls, and many others, with moose being by far the most commonly seen.

Little Campbell Lake offers ice-fishing in winter, boating and fishing in the summer. No camping or fires are allowed anywhere within the park.

The Tony Knowles Coastal Trail connects Kincaid Park to downtown Anchorage and provides excellent biking or skiing.

Kincaid Park and Point Woronzof Park (191.7 acres) offer the best semi-wilderness experiences closest to West and Downtown Anchorage.
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