Go Ape Treetop Adventure Course opens first U.S. Location on May 8 in Rock Creek Regional Park

Things to Do — By Alexi Ueltzen on April 29, 2010 at 8:05 pm

WHAT
Go Ape, a highly interactive treetop adventure course, swings into action with its grand opening on May 8. Go Ape offers D.C. area residents and visitors a unique outdoor experience that allows them to live life adventurously and experience the park like never before, from 40 feet up in the trees, hanging by a wire.

At Go Ape, participants are equipped with harnesses, pulleys and carabiners and receive a 30-minute training session before they are turned loose into the forest canopy. Spanning a length of more than seven football fields and with obstacles 40 feet above the ground, the course features a series of zip lines, Tarzan swings, rope ladders, bridges, swings, and trapezes.

Since its launch in the UK eight years ago, nearly 2 million people have monkeyed around in the trees of Go Ape courses. Last year alone, one percent of the entire population in the UK tapped into their adventurous spirits and went swinging through the trees at one of the 26 Go Ape courses throughout the country. Go Ape brings the same thrill and adventure to its first U.S. location. Catering to all skill levels, Go Ape is ideal for friend and family outings, corporate team building, birthday parties, date nights, bachelor/bachelorette parties, scout events, and church groups – basically anyone who is looking for a fun and exciting activity that gets them into nature.

WHEN AND WHERE
Grand Opening on Saturday, May 8th, 2010 from 9 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Rock Creek Regional Park, located in Rockville, MD. For directions, visit:
http://www.goape.com/days-out-in/md/lake-needwood/getting-here

BOOK RESERVATIONS
To book your reservations, please visit www.goape.com. The cost is $55.

About Go Ape USA (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 www.youtube.com/goapeusa.

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