Innisfail Lions Club adding new playground attraction

Zip line-like playground feature to go in Raspberry Park

Innisfail youngsters are getting a unique addition to a local playground this summer.

The local Lions Club plans to spend about $50,000 supplying a pair of ZipKrooz®, which are similar to zip lines only closer to the ground and without the elevation drop.

About 20 metres long, the ZipKrooz® has a T-bar for youngsters to hang on to as they propel themselves down the line. The second version will have a seat for smaller children and those with mobility challenges.

Lions Club treasurer Lance Riley said club members came up with the idea of bringing ZipKrooz® to Innisfail.

“Some members were on holidays one year and they saw one and they thought it was a good idea,” he said.

“This is kind of neat because I think there are only two others in Alberta and one in B.C.”

It’s hoped the playground attraction will be in place by late summer to be part of Canada 150 celebrations.

The Lions Club already sponsors Raspberry Park, where the ZipKrooz® lines will be set up.

Western Canada-based outdoor fitness and playground equipment company Habitat Systems Inc. will supply, and likely install, the equipment.

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