The 180 foot long zipline is a great “starter” zipline for children and less experienced or less adventuresome adults. It was constructed in 2017 by our core team of volunteer builders, Roger Meyer and Pat McAndrews with help, especially in the testing, by a number of others. The zipline is free and is available for use whenever the Nature Center is open (9:30 – 4:00 Thursday through Monday) AND there is a volunteer attendant present. The responsibilities of the attendant are: 1) to assemble the trolley at the start of the time period (written instructions are available and so isstaff guidance, if needed), 2) to help riders safely mount the rolling trolley, 3) receive the trolley back from the last rider, 4) enforce the very few common sense rules enacted to preserve the longevity of the zipline and safety of the users, and 5) dissemble and return the trolley assembly to the Nature Center Shop at the end of the period if no-one has signed up for that slot. We ask the zipline to close a half hour before we do (3:30 vs. 4:00) since history has shown there is usually a lag in halting the fun and returning the trolley assembly to the Nature Center.
To volunteer to sign up to attend the zipline click on one of the links below. Weekends are the most popular times for zipline use, but if you are interested in staffing it at another time (when the Nature Center is open) for your family/friends – ask, and your request can likely be accommodated.