May 30, 2012
Zipline proponent withdraws plan for King County’s Gold Creek Park
Scheduled June 6 public meeting on GravityWorks’ proposal is canceled
The company that proposed to develop a zipline facility at King County’s Gold Creek Park in Woodinville is withdrawing its plan, and the June 6 public meeting to hear from proponent GravityWorks is canceled.
GravityWorks has notified King County Parks that they are no longer pursuing their proposal to build and operate an ecologically themed zipline facility in the park. GravityWorks has said it will pursue a zipline facility at another location with King County Parks.
As part of its current business plan, King County Parks has entered into numerous partnerships for the development of new facilities, such as an obstacle/skills course at Cottage Lake Park, a new rowing facility at Marymoor Park and a mountain bike park at Duthie Hill Park.
Additionally, the division has also worked with partners to bring new events such as Cirque du Soleil, “Cavalia” and the Concerts at Marymoor. Projects and events such as these help fund to keep parks open.
King County Parks strives to work with partners, park users and the community in providing balance at park sites.
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