Reject Zipline Proposal for Gold Creek Park
Gold Creek Park was donated to King County Parks over 40 years ago as a place for residents, equestrians, bird watchers, bikers, and hikers to experience the scenic beauty of nature, without having to travel very far. As the heart of Hollywood Hill, Gold Creek Park users enjoy taking an evening walk through the woods or as the highlight of a sunny relaxing weekend. As a mature forest, this 35 acre park is a critical element to a healthy environment and local wildlife. Nearby residents enjoy the peaceful backdrop this park creates.
All this is now at stake! Our beloved park is at risk of becoming a tourist attraction where thrill seekers will ride a chair lift to the top of and then zip through the forest canopy on an assortment of 12 ziplines. This is not a quiet activity; participants often scream and yell at the top of their lungs. The goal is for 24 zipline users per hour and 40,000 users per year. We should not allow the destruction of a fast disappearing resource, like Gold Creek Park.