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Photos: Point Woronzof Park 20th anniversary celebration

Dan Gleason, Barbara Hood, Cathy Gleason and Mike Coumbe, original members of Friends of the Coastal Trail, travel along the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail on Thursday, July 24, 2014 through Point Woronzof Park during a 20th anniversary celebration for 191-acre Municipal park located about a mile south of the Point Woronzof Overlook parking lot. Point Woronzof Park was created in 1994 as permanently dedicated Municipal parkland as part of a compromise land trade agreement between the MOA and Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport.
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A cargo jet lands at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport on Thursday, July 24, 2014, as people were gathered at the Point Woronzof Overlook parking lot to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the creation of Point Woronzof Park, a 191-acre parcel of municipal park located about a mile south of this location along the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail.
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Folks snack on cookies while gathered in Point Woronzof Park on Thursday, July 24, 2014, during a 20th anniversary celebration for 191-acre municipal park located about a mile south of the Point Woronzof Overlook parking lot.
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People walk along the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail in Point Woronzof Park during a 20th anniversary celebration for the park on Thursday, July 24, 2014.
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A bull moose drew a crowd of onlookers as he grazed on fresh grass at Point Woronzof in west Anchorage on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012.
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People and a dog walk amongst the pan ice grounded at Point Woronzof during low tide on Sunday, Mar. 20, 2011.
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Clouds glow above the Anchorage skyline and the Chugach Mountains and are reflected in the waters of Cook Inlet just after sunset on Monday, January 6, 2014. The drifted snow on he Point Woronzof bluff is lit by the lights of a jet plane landing over the bluff at Ted Stevens International Airport.
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A bull moose feeds on the grass near end of a runway by Ted Stevens International Airport next to Point Woronzof Drive overlooking the Knik Arm on Friday, October 12, 2012. 121012
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Denali makes an appearance as a raven rides a light breeze Monday afternoon Jan. 28, 2013 at Pt. Woronzof.
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Bikers begin their race just after 9AM near Point Woronzof Saturday. Carey Grumelot (93) and James Stull (70) lead the pack up the hill from Point Woronzof Saturday morning. The Frosty Bottom race had moderate temperatures, but icy conditions along much of the trail, January 5, 2013.
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A moose looks out over Cook Inlet from the top of a bluff near Point Woronzof in west Anchorage on Tuesday, December 17, 2013. The full moon sets over Mt. Susitna.
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Larissa Spradlin, Leslie Engellant and Cherie Spradlin photograph Anchorage, Knik Arm and the Chugach Mountains from Point Woronzof on Saturday, September 29, 2012. The snow line on the Chugach Mountains has come down with Saturday's snowfall that coated the ground in Anchorage in the morning. Cherie Spradlin and Leslie Engellant have just moved to Anchorage from Montana and were surprised at the early snowfall.
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Samantha Moreau pitches a stone in the water as she gathers rocks on the waterline near Point Woronzof on Thursday, March 6, 2014.
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The northern lights dance across the sky in a brilliant display over Point Woronzof in West Anchorage, AK on Friday, October 12. 2012
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Leif Ramos guides his standup paddle board back to shore after sunset at Point Woronzof in west Anchorage on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 with Sleeping Lady in the background. Ramos had to ride through some floating ice in Cook Inlet on his ride.
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Tim Houck and his fiancee Oksana Fatcheva play on the beach at sunset at Point Woronzof, in Anchorage.
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Richard and Bobbie Stanley took turns photographing the setting sun on Tuesday, October 28, 2008, from the parking lot at Point Woronzof. Redoubt Volcano is visible in the distance.
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Members of the Lozano family throw stones into the water the beach near the parking area at Point Woronzof on Thursday, June 14, 2012. From left are Antonio, 3, Cassandra, 1, Amanda, 6 and Charlie, 8.
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The newly commissioned USS Anchorage left the Port of Anchorage on Monday evening, May 6, 2013, and crowds of people gathered along the Cook Inlet hoping to get a glimpse of the newest Navy warship as it passed by Point Woronzof.
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Moose calves follow their mom across Point Woronzof Road Tuesday evening July 9, 2013 on the west side of Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport.
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The Pt. Woronzof pullout draws spectators at sunset Thursday afternoon January 21, 2010 in west Anchorage.
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Liz Gobeski soaks up the sun on the beach at Point Woronzof as a Polar Air Cargo jet comes in for a landing at Ted Stevens International Airport as the temperature reached into the 80's in Anchorage on Tuesday, June 18, 2013.
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Raven wing prints in the snow and ravens in the air along the bluffs at Point Woronzof overlooking the Knik Arm in Anchorage, AK on Saturday, March 10. 2012.
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The sun sets over the Tordrillo mountains, as seen from Pt. Woronzof in Anchorage. April 15, 2013
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Sunset viewers snap iPhone photos of the sunset at Pt. Woronzof. April 15, 2013
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A man walks his dogs along the beach at Point Woronzof on Monday, April 16, 2012.
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Point Woronzof Park is a 191-acre area just south of a favorite spot for sunset viewers and cyclists near the airport on the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail. The park was permanently dedicated in July 1994. Now 20 years old, the park is a beautiful stretch of birch and spruce and cottonwood forest near the coast. 

On Thursday, park supporters gathered to celebrate the history of the park and remember how it was created.

Contact Bill Roth at broth@adn.com.