Just days before leaving office, Los Angeles Councilman Bill Rosendahl announced the planned opening of a pilot zipline attraction along Venice Beach.
Rosendahl was joined by other project supporters at a news conference at the Windward Plaza June 27 to signal the start of the four-day installation of the zipline attraction.
The three-month pilot project was installed and will be operated by Canadian-based Greenheart Conservation Company.
Rosendahl touted the program as a way to raise much needed funds for cleaning beach restrooms, emptying garbage cans and other maintenance issues along the boardwalk. The project received the support of the Los Angeles Board of Public Works and the California Coastal Commission.
Harnessed riders will be able to fly from a 50-foot-high launch tower on the northern edge of Windward Plaza to a 30-foot-high landing tower near 17th Avenue and the basketball courts. Rides will operate between 11 a.m. and sunset and cost $20 per person, with some discounts offered.
Organizers anticipate that the 40-second-long ride will attract 500 to 1,000 people each day.