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Kincaid Park Playground Ropes Course Improvements

Address: 9401 W. Raspberry Road

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Kincaid Park is situated among 1,500 acres of rolling, forested hills and beautiful scenery…a spectacular view of Mt. Susitna across Cook Inlet; Fire Island to the Southwest; both Mt. Denali and Mt. Foraker to the North; and arguably, the best sunsets in Anchorage! Many species of wildlife roam free within the park. Parks & Recreation offers the Kincaid Outdoor Center facility to rent for indoor functions surrounded by spacious parks and trails. Year-round activities include meetings, parties, weddings, receptions, seminars and special events. For more information about rentals CLICK HERE.

Summer 2016 Playground Improvements


Existing conditions include outdated, unsafe, non-inclusive play equipment for 5-12 year olds and 2-5 toddlers; it has a picnic table and benches, a picnic shelter and access via an existing asphalt pathway.

The concept for the playground improvements was derived by the recreation staff at Kincaid Park desires for a "naturalistic ropes course that would blend with the existing amenities". The current playground is outdated, unsafe and not ADA inclusive.

The proposed improvements for the new improvement at Kincaid Park was supported by Sand Lake Community Council at the Nov. 22, 2015 meeting and concept B was confirmed approved via email on January 8, 2016.


Funding for this improvement is provided in part by a 2012 State of Alaska Legislative Grant combined with 2014 Kincaid Park Bond funds.

Summer 2016 Improvements

The Improved Playground Phase 1 will include a nature-themed, all-age, fully-inclusive climbing ropes course playground including(See graphics in sidebar):

  • “Charlotte’s Web” sculptural play feature
  • “Timber Cave” and “Hollow log” features
  • Obstacle Challenge stepping stones
  • Woodland log themed vertical nets
  • Tree vine with net climber
  • A life-size bull moose climbing boulder
  • Removal of old wood timber edge and replace with artificial turf fall safety surface material.

Phase 2: Technical Rope Course - stay tuned for more information as this phase is currently under design.

Project Schedule

June 9, 2016: This project will begin construction and continue until the end of August, exact completion date to be determined. Please contact Maeve Nevins, Project Manager for more information. 343-4135 or

    • Parks and Recreation
    • Director: John Rodda
    • 632 W 6th Avenue, Suite 630, Anchorage, AK 99501
    • 907 343-4355

Click on the image to view the full graphicKincaid Concept Drawings (PDF)Improvement Information (PDF)

Maeve Nevins

Project Manager

P: 343-4135



Spernak & Son, LLC; Matt Spernak

P: 907-242-1036