And the Award Goes To…


Tree-Mendous Aerial Adventures has received the Annual Award for Excellence in Design from the Public Design Commission of New York City for the Treetop Adventure Zipline and Nature Trek at the Bronx Zoo, which celebrated its grand opening Memorial Day weekend.

Some young climbers make their way through the Nature Trek course at the Bronx Zoo

Tree-Mendous partnered with Simex-Iwerks and Wildlife Conservation Society to create this park. The full-scale aerial adventure park is located on 30 acres of the Bronx Zoo, but can be accessed through a separate entrance near public transportation. The adventure course includes seven courses of varying difficulty levels and a zip line attraction that sends guests flying 475 feet across the Bronx River, providing a bird’s eye view of the 265-acre zoo.

The Public Design Commission has been recognizing outstanding public projects with its annual awards since 1983. The winning projects are selected from hundreds of submissions that are reviewed by the commission.

“It is a great honor that our diligent efforts to create organic designs that are ‘fun-ctional’ and in harmony with their environment, would be recognized on this prestigious level,” said Tree-Mendous CEO Gerhard Komenda.

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Sarah Borodaeff is the former research editor for Adventure Park Insider magazine and current freelance contributor. A professional ski bum and former zip guide, Sarah enjoys any excuse to talk about outdoor adventures.

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