Connecticut’s First “Go Ape” Treetop Adventure Course Opens in New Britain

Connecticut’s First Go Ape Treetop Adventure Course is now open in New Britain. Go Ape, a highly interactive treetop adventure course, will be opening May 29, 2015, at A.W. Stanley Park in New Britain, Connecticut. Go Ape offers Connecticut residents and visitors a unique outdoor experience that encourages them to swing from the trees and live life adventurously. The course boasts:

  • 5 zip lines for a total of 3,039 feet of exhilaration
  • 2 Tarzan swings, a series of rope ladders, bridges, spider webs and trapezes
  • 42 obstacles situated 40 feet up in the forest canopy
  • 2 to 3 hours of outdoor fun and exercise

Go Ape owner Dan D’Agostino is thrilled with the grand opening. “We’re thankful to have this opportunity to work with New Britain Parks and Recreation. This will be a unique outdoor experience for residents and visitors alike. It’s ideal for friend and family outings, corporate team building, and all other types of groups because it caters to all skill levels. We hope to get all Connecticuters up in the trees.”

Go Ape Adventure Park New Britain Connecticut

Bill DeMaio, Director of the Parks and Recreation Department said, “We have a real entertainment zone building at the gateway of New Britain. What a fabulous combination of Stanley Golf Course, the driving range, Go Ape, picnic facilities and an outdoor nine lane pool.”

The course was developed through a partnership between the New Britain Parks and Recreation and Go Ape. This is the company’s 11th U.S. location since 2010 and its first in Connecticut.

“This adventure course will give residents and visitors of all ages an opportunity to get outside and enjoy one of our beautiful parks,” Mayor Erin E. Stewart said. “You’ll get to experience a view like no other from atop A.W. Stanley’s tree canopy.”

Each of the eleven Go Ape Treetop Adventure courses supports the park and local community in which they are based by taking part in park cleanups, non-native invasive plant removal, and by donating free and discounted tickets to underserved and special needs groups. Last year, Go Ape donated more than $620,000 in free and reduced-price tickets to local community groups.

Reservations are recommended through www.goape.com.

Physical Location:

A.W. Stanley Park
2165 Alexander Road
New Britain, CT 06053

For directions, visit: goape.com/zip-line/aw-stanley-park

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