The owner of Lehigh Valley Grand Prix indoor cart racing track in Allentown has received zoning approval to develop a high ropes course in Williams Township.
The course is planned for a a 4-acre lot located off Interstate 78 in Williams Township. Set to open in spring of next year, the course will be the first of its kind in the Lehigh Valley according to a press release.
The outdoor venue plans to partner with different food and beverage providers, including an on-site brewery and to host live music and entertainment.
With ropes reaching heights of 65 feet, the course will be one of the largest operations in the United States. The course will have the capacity for up to 150 guests and is expected to create approximately 30 to 40 new job opportunities.
The project is led by Michael McCreary, owner of Lehigh Valley Grand Prix. McCreary has operated the racetrack for more than ten years and said the inspiration for the new high ropes course resulted from the pandemic.
“My family loves the outdoors. The one silver lining from the COVID-19 experience is that it taught a lot of people that they love to be outdoors as well,” said McCreary. “We want to encourage people to get off technology, enjoy experiences together, and push their comfort boundaries.”
The ropes course will encompass multiple levels of difficulty to accommodate a wide range of people. Group outings will be encouraged, as the outdoor park will have additional space to accommodate family gatherings, corporate events, and parties.
McCreary is in the process of finalizing food and beverage vendors, including a select brewery to provide services on-site full time.