ADVENTURE IS OUT THERE
In time for spring break fun and adventures, two new zipline and ropes courses have opened at Arlington's River Legacy Park East. The city’s parks and recreation department teamed up with Go Ape, a nationally renowned zipline and adventure park company, for the new attractions, which opened March 3.
The new Go Ape Zipline and Adventure Park includes two ropes-adventure courses: the Treetop Adventure and Treetop Journey.
The Treetop Adventure is a three-hour, high-ropes course with eagle-eye views of the park and Trinity River. It includes more than 60 obstacles, a Tarzan swing, and plenty of ziplines to fly through the sky 40 feet above the ground. Admission is $59.95-$64.95, and it's open for all ages (must be at least 4-feet-7 to participate, and those under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult).
For a shorter, at-your-own-pace experience, the Treetop Journey packs in just as much fun as the Adventure in a one-hour ropes course with half the obstacles and two ziplines just 20 feet in the air. Admission is $39.95, and it's open for all ages (must be at least 3-feet-3 to participate, and those under age 6 must be accompanied by an adult).
There's also a new range for outdoor axe-throwing. With four lanes of targets and a variety of games and challenges, visitors can compete with their friends to determine who’s the best axe-thrower. The activity is suitable for ages 10 and up and participants aged 15 and under must be supervised by an adult. Cost is $19.95 per hour.
Reservations are recommended, at goape.com.
This is the second Go Ape Adventure Park in Dallas-Fort Worth, there's also one in Plano at the Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve.
Go Ape CEO Vernon West says in a release that he is thrilled to bring more “adventurous experiences” to Arlington's residents of all ages and skill levels.
“Our instructors will provide a tree-mendous experience for all guests, giving them a unique and fun adventure with the highlight being a 550-foot zipline over the Trinity River,” he says.
Arlington Parks and Recreation director James Orloski adds that he can’t wait to see adventure-seekers smiling as they “soar through the skies” with any of the new activities.
"Partnering with Go Ape, the premier zipline and ropes course vendor in the U.S., is an exciting opportunity to provide a thrilling outdoor experience for Arlington residents and visitors alike and gives us the chance to showcase our parks system from a new vantage point," Orloski says.
Find the park at 1601 NE Green Oaks Blvd., Arlington.