The King County Parks Department will hold a public meeting on the zipline adventure park proposed for Gold Creek Park in Woodinville on June 6 at Northshore Junior High in Bothell.
Many residents of Hollywood Hill, where Gold Creek Park is located, say the zipline adventure is not compatible use with the rural neighborhood or the equestrians that use the park trails. Preserve Gold Creek Park, the group that formed to stop the development of the park, has a Facebook page and has started an online petition to stop the development and is passing out flyers on the upcoming meeting.
The zipline facility proposed for the 38-acre site that houses the Boys and Girls Club in Woodinville, would be built by Gravityworks LLC, the same folks that have operated the Adventura rope course next to Redhook Brewery for the past decade ().
The proposed adventure park (see PDF) would include 12 ziplines, a lodge (the old Boys and Girls Club building would be remodeled) and gift shop, maintenance building, and a shuttle service from at least two winery locations, according to Scott Chreist, co-owner of Gravityworks and company director of Adventura.
The zipline project is part of the King County Parks Department’s business plan “to cultivate strong relationships with non-profit, corporate and community partner(s) to enhance park amenities for King County residents while leveraging taxpayers' dollars.” Partnership between the Parks Department and private or nonprofit organizations was started in 2002 in an effort to relieve the county of some of the costs of operating and maintaining the 250,000-acre parks system, according to the county.
Before the county can approve the development of Gold Creek, a state environmental policy act study must be completed, according to the parks department.
Northshore Junior High is at 12101 NE 160th Street in Bothell.