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Tree-mendous Discount at Go Ape Adventure Course, Dec. 8-9

December 8, 2012 Leave a comment
Stirrup Obstacle at Go Ape

Stirrup Obstacle at Go Ape. Photo provided by Eagle Creek Park Foundation and used with written permission.

By Sara Holtz
On behalf of the Eagle Creek Park Foundation

Go Ape, Indy’s premier treetop adventure course, will provide a chance to monkey around in hopes to raise over $2,000 for the Eagle Creek Park Foundation on Saturday, Dec. 8 and Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012.

Outdoor adventurists will receive a tree-mendous $10 discount by using the code “GIVEEC” when booking reservations for between 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. either day. The code can be used by logging on, or by calling 800-971-8271.

With every booking, Go Ape will donate $10 to the Eagle Creek Park Foundation, which will go toward funding activities and future projects within Eagle Creek Park.

“We don’t let a little bit of a chill put a halt on our operations,” said Dan D’Agostino, managing director of Go Ape at Eagle Creek Park. “We want people to explore one of the Midwest’s grandest city parks high above the ground,” he said, “while at the same time, show people how they can support the future of the park through the Foundation.”

Cost for youth (ages 10-17) is $25, and adults (ages 18+) are $45 during the two-day promotion. Participants must be at least 4 feet, 7 inches tall with a maximum weight of 285 pounds.

Go Ape covers two to three acres of land and is located next to the Earth Discovery Center in Eagle Creek Park, 5901 Delong Road.

The course takes approximately two to three hours to complete and allows participants to venture through the park by use of five ziplines overhanging ravines, trapeze-style planks, swinging logs, bridges and Tarzan swings.

D’Agostino advises to dress appropriately for the weather with comfortable, warm clothes along with hats and gloves. “We even operate in snow, but don’t take the risk with ice or stormy weather,” he said.

After Dec. 8-9, Go Ape will officially close before winter arrives, and plans to reopen in March.

“The course is no doubt a challenge—a workout for all ages,” said Mike Davis, vice president of the Eagle Creek Park Foundation. “When you reach the top of the final zipline, the view overlooking the reservoir is simply priceless.”

The Foundation was formed in 1978 to protect, promote, enhance and support Eagle Creek Park, 5,200 acres of land and water surrounded by an urban landscape. It is a 501(c)(3) non- profit organization consisting of more than 1,000 members who help support Eagle Creek Park.

The membership-based organization has supported past projects such as renovation of the Nature Center into the Ornithology Center, construction of the Fitness and Edesess trails, as well as Earth Discovery Center, development of wildlife habitats, and much more.

Membership is only $35 per year and the Foundation offers a special discounted rate of $50 for annual park passes, which waives Eagle Creek Park’s $5 admission fee.

For more information on the Foundation, call 317-327-7116 or log on

Editor’s Acknowledgment: BPS Marketing, Inc.