Anchorage Parks and Recreation

Kincaid Park Improvements

Kincaid Park Playground Ropes Course Improvements (Completed 2016)

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


The previous playground included an outdated, unsafe, non-inclusive play equipment for 5-12 year olds and 2-5 toddlers; it has a picnic table and benches, a picnic shelter and access via an existing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 that connects to the Kincaid Chalet.

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 site and amenities". 

Public Planning Process

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

The Park and Recreation Commission approved the project at the Jan. 14, 2016 meeting.


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

Summer 2016 Improvements (COMPLETE)

The Improved Playground Phase 1 includes 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: (On hold until funded)

Technical Rope Course intended for older (ages 8-17) for phase 2 was conceptually designed in 2016 and is currently waiting funding before implementation.

Please contact Maeve Nevins-Lavtar, Project Manager for more information. 343-4135 or


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

Maeve Nevins-Lavtar

Project Manager

P: 343-4135



Spernak & Son, LLC; Matt Spernak

P: 907-242-1036