The Area’s Newest Attraction
If family fun and adventure is what you’re looking for, then head to the NEW Zoo and Adventure Park.
The NEW Zoo’s Adventure Park, located adjacent to the NEW Zoo on Brown County Reforestation Camp land, consists of three exciting components: the Dual “Racing” Zip Lines, the Aerial Adventure Course, and the Climbing Tower.
Fun, Challenging and Safe
The Adventure Park is designed to allow all participants the ability to choose their own challenge. The most important considerations when designing the course were safety and maximizing the participant’s experience. The Adventure Park structures are designed and installed to fit with the surrounding NEW Zoo environment and to appear minimally invasive and naturally appealing. Specialized safety systems have been incorporated into the Adventure Park design to provide a state-of-the-art safety system that is seamless and allows for a safe and comfortable experience.
Zip Into the Zoo
The Dual “Racing” Zip Lines provide participants an exhilarating and extreme experience. The zip lines are side-by-side, 1,000 feet long, half inch cables that launch from the top of the existing 50 foot tall historic fire tower and land on a 12 foot landing deck near the entrance of the zoo.
Participants have the potential to reach speeds of 35 to 40 miles per hour. This experience is geared for participants from 8 to 80 years old — and beyond. (The recommended weight limit is 75 lbs. to 275 lbs.)
The zip lines are a “participant passive” activity, meaning that the participant is not required to have any interaction or perform any critical functions throughout the experience, and therefore most people can participate! In addition, a hoist system is integrated into the design to provide those with limited mobility the opportunity “Zip into the Zoo.”
The Aerial Adventure Course will provide participants an interactive and challenging experience in which they can explore at their own pace and challenge level. After attending a brief “Ground School,” the participants will be let loose on the course to enjoy a self guided exploration.
The course is designed with 16 different challenging elements. Participants will be clipped into a user-friendly “Smart Snap” safety system at all times while they are off the ground. The “Smart Snap” safety systems will be “participant active,” which means the participant will be responsible for transferring their own safety lanyard from one element to the next. This allows the participant to be in control of their adventure and “own” their experience, while minimizing any chance for the participant to become un-clipped at any point.
The elements on the challenge course are:
- Level 1: Wobble Bridge, Tension Traverse, Taco Net, Multi-vine Traverse
- Level 2: Zig-Zag bridge, Spider Web, V-bridge, Catwalk, Multi-vine Traverse, Floating Islands
- Level 3: Swinging Logs, Heebie Geebie, Moon Loops, Cargo Net, High Wobble Bridge, Bosun Chairs
Climb to the Top
The Climbing Tower allows participants to attempt to summit the three-sided, 40 foot climbing structure. On two sides of the structure are climbing walls with contours to allow for variable levels of difficulty. The third side of the structure has a hanging 32- by x 8-foot cargo net.
The climbing tower is open to all ages. After a brief orientation, participants will be able to climb the tower, freely choosing which routes they want to conquer. Participants can try just one climb or climb all day if they choose.