APU student seeks public input about popular Anchorage park

Published: Mar. 26, 2017 at 2:57 PM AKDT
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An Alaska Pacific University student wants to hear from park users about their time at one of Anchorage's most popular parks.

Timothy Jacques put together the survey for his senior project.

The study involves three parts — counting the number of cars and people inside who enter Kincaid Park. The number of people on the trails and their activities and an online portion covers park use.

"For the parks, any information that they can gather about who is using the park, where they are going and what their interests are is valuable for them, Paul Twardock an professor of outdoor studies at APU said.

Jacques said he hopes the data helps park managers make decisions about park improvements.

"The purpose is going to be leaning toward finding out more abut the impacts of the trails before it actually happens," he said.

The survey is open until March 31, 2017.

The survey can be found at: