The owner and operator of Lehigh Valley Grand Prix, Michael McCreary, said he has closed on the purchase of a 4-acre site set to develop a high ropes outdoor attraction.
Located in Williams Township, off I-78, the park’s primary attraction will be the 65-foot rope course but will also feature an outdoor area for live music and games.
McCreary said the park will be one of the largest high ropes operations in the United States with the capacity for up to 150 guests and is expected to create approximately 30-40 new jobs.
The land where the ropes course will be located was formerly owned by Williams Hospitality, which had planned to build a hotel on the site, but that project was halted in 2008 and the property has sat vacant ever since.
Seth Lacey of Colliers International commercial real estate agency represented McCreary, Thomas Schlegel of Fitzpatrick, Lentz & Bubba provided legal services, and Frank Heston of Mid Penn Bank assisted with financing.
“We’re excited to be joining the Williams Township community with our venue location in Easton,” said McCreary. “We’re fortunate to work with great partners and professionals throughout the Lehigh Valley to bring this project to fruition.”
The ropes course will be designed for people of all ages, with multiple difficulty levels.
Group outings will be encouraged, as the outdoor park will have additional space to accommodate family gatherings, corporate events, and parties.
The venue plans to partner with unique food and beverage providers, including an on-site brewery.
McCreary hopes to have the location open by spring 2023.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.