The City Council of Leavenworth, Wash., recently took the next step toward the development of an adventure park in the city.
During a public hearing on Feb. 27, the city council voted to annex more than 10 acres of property into the city limits. The developers have proposed an adventure park that would include a mountain coaster as phase one, with potential future attractions to include a zip line, euro bungee trampoline, via ferrata, and aerial ropes course.
The annexation was the first step in a series of legal proceedings necessary for the park to open. John Sutherland, project manager for the adventure park, says he looks forward to working through the environmental and public review process to address any issues of concern.
And concern there is. Residents have already put together two petitions against the development, collecting more than 1,000 signatures. Residents cite issues such as town infrastructure not being unable to support the new development, and the eviction of the current established business at the site, Osprey Rafting.
No schedule has been officially set for the opening of the park, but developers hope to open the mountain coaster by June of 2019.