Kincaid Park is a very large, very fun, outdoor green space that will allow your group to exercise, visit with the locals, take in local wildlife, and experience one of the most beloved regional parks all at once! Kincaid is a 1,516-acre park located in between Turnagain Arm and the Anchorage International Airport, the entire park a really great location for photography, hiking, biking, outdoor recreation, skiing, and wildlife watching. Many travelers like to use this as a rest area for larger groups, a great spot for a picnic, stretching your legs, and spending a really fun hour to half-day! This local landmark is completely family-friendly, about ⅓ of the trails here are even lit up during the night, ensuring your safety and giving you better views of the rolling forest area surrounding the park itself.
Kincaid Park was originally credited to local homesteader Ralph Kincaid, a man known for his popular construction company and involvement with little league baseball. He acquired an original 27 acres, though in 1973 there was a major expansion, followed by a land occupation by the Air Force. Eventually, the land was made into a city park and the Nordic Ski Association took a part in the ownership, making it easy to see why there are so many ski competitions, races, and even events for the Special Olympics here.
Stop by the Outdoor Center located in an old Nike Hercules Missile Silo, go fishing in Little Campbell Lake, take advantage of the over 60 km of perfect mountain biking trails, or perhaps take in a motocross, disc golf, or archery competition that may be happening. This place is full of fun all year round, so be sure to stop by here during your visit!