Plans for zipline course hit snag in Largo

- A large number of Largo residents are voicing their concerns over a proposed zipline course called "Tree-Umph Adventure".  It's being proposed for the Highlands Recreation Complex.

"I don't want them in my little city park here," said resident Donna McPherson.   "Who knows what's going to happen to our home values when this noisy thing comes in."

The Bradenton-based company wants to install high off-the-ground ropes courses and a long zipline over the park.

Barry Woodard lives directly across from the park. He's so angry with the idea that he put a sign in opposition, complete with the middle finger on it.

"We're trying to relay our feelings without being too offensive," he said.  "The first thing they're going to want to do is relieve themselves and the nearest relief is 300 yards that way," he said.

Tempers continued to flare at a public meeting Monday night inside Largo City Hall.

The city says it would make some $50,000 to $80,000 in the first year alone on the climbing course.  It would pay nothing for it.  Since Tree-Umph would be the private operator.

"It is great for tourism, great for the community, and great for the park itself," said Largo Parks Superintendent Greg Brown.

A vote is planned for September 6th, at Largo City Hall.

 

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