ASHLAND, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and Go Ape, the nation’s premier Zipline & Adventure Park company, opened two new additions to the already popular Treetop Adventure course at the Eugene T. Mahoney State Park on July 11.
The new activities — the Treetop Journey course and Monkey Drop freefall activity, give guests of all ages more opportunities for aerial adventure. It is a welcome addition to the robust amenities already available to families at the state park.
“We’re thrilled to open a Journey course in Mahoney Park that can engage entire families and further support our mission to inspire everyone to live life adventurously,” said Go Ape Chief Operating Officer Jason Budden. “It is a great option for kids and adults who want an introduction to aerial adventure.”
Go Ape’s Treetop Journey course is a fun-filled experience of tree-to-tree crossings, including 20 obstacles and two zip lines, 25 feet above the ground. Safety systems ensure participants stay attached the entire time they are on the course. The Go Ape Monkey Drop is targeted at thrill seekers willing to climb 40-feet up in the air to complete a 10-foot freefall before being lowered securely down to the ground.
“The Monkey Drop gives a more challenging option for guests that want an adrenaline rush,” Budden said. “With these additions, all guests should have an opportunity to take an adventure with Go Ape, up in the trees!”
Quick Facts about the Treetop Journey Course
- 20 obstacles and two ziplines, 25 feet in the air
- Costs $29.95 and takes approximately 1 hour to complete
- Open for all ages, but participants must be at least 3’3” tall
- Children under 6 must be accompanied on the course by an adult, while participants age 6 to 15 must be supervised by an adult either accompanying them on the course or from below on the ground.
Quick Facts about the Monkey Drop
- 10-foot freefall from a jump platform 40 feet in the air
- Costs $11.95 for one drop, or $17.95 for three drops
- If packaged with the Treetop Adventure or Treetop Journey, it costs guests $9.95 for one drop or $15.95 for three drops
- Minimum age – 5 years old
- Minimum weight – 44 pounds
Reservations are recommended through www.goape.com. GPS Location: 28500 West Park Highway, Ashland, NE 68003.
For more information, please visit: www.goape.com/location/nebraska-ashland/
NOTE TO MEDIA: Media is invited to visit Go Ape and participate in the new activities for free (two tickets per media outlet – weekdays only). If interested, please email Jason.Budden@goape.com to schedule your visit. Our site manager also will be available for interviews during your visit.
About Go Ape
Go Ape’s mission is to inspire everyone to live life adventurously while simultaneously advocating for social and environmental responsibility. Our partnerships with public park and forest preserve systems allow Go Ape to actively support this mission through revenue sharing and stewardship actions. Go Ape Zipline and Adventure Parks allow participants to explore their natural environment across a variety of outdoor activities.
About the Nebraska Game & Parks Commission
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission fosters the stewardship of Nebraska’s fish, wildlife, park, and outdoor recreation resources for the future and emphasizes that time spent outdoors is time well spent. Since 2016, Game and Parks has focused on expanding activities and amenities at four state parks and recreation areas along the Platte River, including Eugene T. Mahoney State Park. The expanded features, called Venture Parks, are designed to provide diverse opportunities based on recreation trends, while also inspiring an appreciation of nature and outdoor recreation.