PORTLAND, Conn. (WTNH) — There are other ways to celebrate Independence Day, and News 8 has your back with a unique way to get outside with your family and have some fun.
Brownstone Park offers ziplining and some other summer fun programs for 4th of July weekend. Lifeguards will be on duty all weekend to make sure everyone stays safe.
News 8 spoke with Sean Hayes from Brownstone Park, who discussed one of the most common ziplining maneuvers offered this weekend.
“We are doing trust falls from our highest zipline, which is 85-feet off the water surface. We have 75 lifeguards and belayers on staff everyday at Brownstone. All of the activities are perfectly safe.”
Hayes also discussed some of the other events happening just for the holiday weekend.
“We also have our around the world food festival happening with our executive chef from Powder Ridge. Kevin Cottle will be serving food to everyone even if you don’t want to do any of the extreme activities.”
Swimmers can jump and zipline into the water all weekend, and just have a fun time.
“It’s an old-time swimming hole with an extreme flavor to it,” Hayes said.
There is also rock climbing available for those looking for fun out of the water.
“We have a 65-foot rock climbing wall,” Hayes said. “If you get up to the top, you go down our dry zipline, which is over 1,000 feet long, and you don’t even have to hit the water.”
If you’ve never ziplined before, there’s no need to worry. The staff will be happy to show you the safe and fun way to zip.
“Our oldest climber on the rock wall was 68-years-young, and our youngest was 3-year-old going down the ziplines,” Hayes said.
Brownstone Park opens at 10:00 a.m. For more information, visit them online.