CREVE COEUR, MO (KMOX) – Despite hearing more voices against it, the St. Louis County Council moved a step closer Tuesday to putting a zip line course in Creve Coeur Memorial Park.
The council is one vote away from finalizing the plan. One citizen spoke at Tuesday’s meeting, saying he has worked with conservation agencies to reduce pollution in the park’s wetlands. “A zip line, being targeted where it is, would help undo some of that work.”
The council could pass the plan to allow Go Ape Inc. to build the zip line as early as next week.
One resident told the council that while he likes zip lines, he thinks the park is too crowded as it is.
“Too many parks in our county are all ready being used for other than nature purposes. Creve Coeur Park is, at least from my observation, one of the most populated parks, certainly on any beautiful, sunny day,” he said.
But the Council has been looking to place a zip line in a county park for awhile now as a source of extra income. Opposition from residents forced them to throw out a plan last year to place a zip line in Greensfelder Park. County officials estimate that the zip line will bring in $100,000 annually.