Point Woronzof Park


Point Woronzof Park

Point Woronzof Park (also known as The Neverlands, or Seven Hills Ski Park) is a municipal park in Anchorage, Alaska. The park is excellent for backcountry skiing or snowshoeing in the winter, and biking or running in the summer.

The park is almost wholly undeveloped and has no current plans for any development. (In 2008, the airport introduced plans which would have obliterated the park, but these plans were publicly derided and the airport director retired shortly thereafter.) A Phillips gasline right-of-way crosses the park near its southern end.

The park is home to flora and fauna similar to its larger neighbor, Kincaid Park (accessible several kilometers down the Coastal Trail.) Fox, lynx, and many moose are known to inhabit the park. Trees are mostly birch (especially on the hills), spruce, cottonwood, and alder. Devil's club and elderberry are endemic.

This 191.7 acre park is located next to the Knik Arm of Cook Inlet, between Pt. Woronzof and Pt. Campbell (Kincaid Park). The park is bounded on the West by the ocean (which the Anchorage Coastal Trail runs along), the North by municipal lands associated with the Sewage Treatment Plant (STP), the east by a still wild swath of airport property (a STP powerline easement marks the boundary), the south by Heritage Land Bank lands and airport lands (an overhead powerline marks the boundary).

One should access the park from the Coastal Trail (perhaps just after mile 5.5), as the airport road past the STP is quasi-public only.

Although airport noise is intermittent, the park offers residents of West Anchorage semi-wilderness experiences equal or exceeding those of Kincaid. Although there are no specific plans for airport development to encrouch near the boundaries of the park, were it to do so the park's unique wilderness-feel would be significantly comprimised.


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Kincaid Park — is a 1516.78 acre municipal park in Anchorage, Alaska, located at 9401 W. Raspberry Road. The park is bounded on the South by Turnagain Arm, on the West Knik Arm. Noted for Nordic skiing trails, in snowless months the park is frequented by… …   Wikipedia

  • Anchorage, Alaska — Anchorage redirects here. For other uses, see Anchorage (disambiguation). Anchorage   Unified Borough and City   Municipality of Anchorage …   Wikipedia

  • Seven Hills — can refer to: * Seven Hills, New South Wales, Australia * Seven Hills, Queensland, Australia * Seven Hills, Ohio, United States * Cincinnati, Ohio, also called the City of Seven Hills * Seven Hills, Aurora, Colorado, a neighborhood in Aurora,… …   Wikipedia

  • Tony Knowles Coastal Trail — The Tony Knowles Coastal Trail is an 11 mile (18 km) long trail along the coast of Anchorage, Alaska designated for non motorized use. The trail runs from Second Avenue in downtown Anchorage and finishes in Kincaid Park. The trail is… …   Wikipedia