Swing Through the Trees

Kansas City’s largest park is getting a Tarzan-inspired makeover

On April 9, a Go Ape Treetop Adventure Course will open within Swope Park, adding more than 40 swings, ladders, zip lines and other air-bound obstacles to the park’s tree canopy.

The seven-acre, 40-foot-high course features five zip lines up to 500 feet long, a log swing, wobbly ladder, plank crossing and Go Ape’s first double Tarzan swing, a tall rope swing from 30 feet that lands, safely, in a cargo net.

“We’re thrilled to have this partnership with Kansas City,” says Go Ape Managing Director Dan D’Agostino. “This will be a unique outdoor experience for residents and visitors alike. It’s ideal for friends and family outings, corporate team building, and anyone who enjoys a challenge. We hope to get all metro area residents up in the trees.”

Before beginning the course, all participants (who must be at least 10 years old and four feet, seven inches tall) are equipped with harnesses, pulleys and carabineers and led through a 30-minute safety-training program. While you are free to swing through the trees at your own pace, expect the course to take two to three hours to complete.

Kids ages 10-15 get free admission on April 9-10; regular admission is $29-$38. Admission for ages 16+ is $49-$58.

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