Park Board commissioners gave the thumbs up for local company Greenheart to build the attraction over the quarry garden at Queen Elizabeth Park this summer.
The move didn’t come without its opponents as well.
“My message is not to screw around with the second most important park to our local in this city, putting in an amusement ride in the park really I think needs further discussion”
“I and many people in my nieghbourhood feel that it is more appropriate to leave the park in its natural state”
“It’s an abomination; it is contrary to everything I believe our parks are.”
The 190-metre zip line will cost users 15 to 20 bucks a ride.
It could generate up to $400,000 in revenue for the park board.
Green commissioner Stuart McKinnon is adamantly opposed to a zip line in the park, and voted against it, alongside his green colleague Michael Wiebe.
“It seems to be, once again, the Park Board trying to generate revenue, by putting amusements in the park.”
McKinnon fears although they are calling it a pilot project, if it makes money, it could become a permanent attraction.