Treetop Quest will be cutting the ribbon at its new installation in Virginia’s Explore Park on July 1. Located just off the Blue Ridge Parkway in Roanoke, the county park hopes the aerial course will drive increased traffic.
The Explore Park itself sprawls across several hundred acres managed by Roanoke County Parks. Other activities range from camping and hiking to mountain biking and water activities such as canoeing.
The Treetop Quest park, designed for ages 4 and up, presents a wide range of obstacles—such as a Tarzan swing, traverse cargo net, tightrope walk, and zip lines—across six courses. Two of the courses are exclusively for younger participants ages four through six, including an aerial obstacle course of 12 unique elements, and a 1,500-square-foot cargo net trampoline.
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“It’s going to be a destination attraction for Explore Park and Virginia’s Blue Ridge,” said Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism’s Scott Ramburg. The county is estimating that the course could draw up to 25,000 visitors per year.