2013-04-19


North Park’s Go Ape! Treetop Adventure Opening Still On for Saturday, April 20

PITTSBURGH – Although tomorrow’s weather is going to be cold (in the 40s) and mostly cloudy, the Go Ape! Treetop Adventure in North Park will still be open for business beginning at 10:00 a.m.  While the opening day festivities are being re-scheduled, residents and visitors alike will get the opportunity to zip and swing through the trees tomorrow, Saturday, April 20.  The course is located in North Park at 303 Pearce Mill Road, between the tennis courts and the boathouse.

The eco-educational outdoor experience will provide visitors with 2-3 hours of outdoor fun and exercise while they navigate more than 37 obstacles situated in the treetops of North Park. The course spans seven acres and features five ziplines, two Tarzan swings, and a series of ropes, ladders, bridges, swings and trapezes – many with view of the North Park lake.  Participants are equipped with harnesses, pulleys and carabineers and receive a 30-minute training session before being turned loose into the forest canopy.

The course was developed through a partnership between Allegheny County and Go Ape!, a treetop adventure company.  This is the company’s fourth U.S. location since 2010, and its first in Pennsylvania.  The company has developed 33 courses and more than 3.2 million people have taken part in the experience. Go Ape! launched its first U.S. course in 2010 at Rock Creek Regional Park in Rockville, MD.  Since then, additional courses have been built in Williamsburg, VA and Indianapolis, IN and over 100,000 people have visited the courses to monkey around in the trees.  With Saturday’s opening, Go Ape! brings the same adventure to Allegheny County.

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To Book Reservations

To book treetime for opening weekend and beyond, go to World Wide Web Icon www.goape.com or call 800-971-8271

The cost is $35 (10-17 yrs old) and $55 (adults)

About Go Ape USA World Wide Web Icon (www.goape.com)

Go Ape is a highly interactive treetop adventure where participants are equipped with harnesses, pulleys and carabineers and receive a 30-minute training session before they are turned loose into the forest canopy.  The courses, which can be completed in two to three hours, feature a series of zip lines, Tarzan swings, rope ladders, bridges, swings, and trapezes.  Catering to all skill levels, participants are encouraged to live life adventurously, push themselves and turn I can’t into I can.  To join the tribe, become a fan of Go Ape USA on Facebook or follow Go Ape USA on Twitter.   To see video of the Go Ape experience, visit the YouTube channel at  World Wide Web Icon  www.youtube.com/goapeusa.