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Construction underway on $1.6M adventure park near Omaha

BELLEVUE, Neb. — Thrill-seekers will soon be able to climb, swing and zip through a suburban Omaha forest’s treetops at a new $1.6 million aerial adventure park to open this summer.

The Omaha World-Herald reports that construction has begun on Fontenelle Forest’s TreeRush Adventures, which will feature tightropes, suspended platforms and zip lines. The Bellevue attraction is expected to open for visitors this June.

The park will have a main adventure area that’s designed for adults and older children, and a kids park that’s designated for children ages 4 to 6. Some of the park’s courses will take climbers higher than 50 feet (15 metres).

TreeRush will operate the park and share proceeds with Fontenelle Forest.

Fontanelle spokeswoman, Molly Mullen, says administrators hope the adventure park will bring in roughly $50,000 a year.

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Information from: Omaha World-Herald, http://www.omaha.com

The Associated Press