MOUNT PLEASANT — A zip-line running from the flight deck of the Yorktown some 850 feet to shore is among the recreational possibilities being explored in a proposal to locate a park with an adventure/eco-tourism theme at Patriots Point.
Other options include a boardwalk through the tree canopy, a tree house and a climbing wall.
With state Budget and Control Board approval, the Patriots Point Development Authority board could lease land for the venture to Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission, which would launch the new attraction.
“It’s just a great opportunity for both organizations. We’re pretty excited about the possibilities,” said Wayne Adams, Patriots Point vice-chairman.
The new park on less than 10 acres would be a way to give more people access to Patriots Point, he said.
“It’s on land that we can’t use for anything else,” Adams said.
Patriots Point board member Edwin Taylor said the venture would cost the Naval and Maritime Museum nothing and could increase visitors.
“I think it’s a great idea,” he said.
The PRC would fund the park, Taylor said.
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