SEATTLE - The Seattle Parks Department is withdrawing plans for a zip line for West Seattle's Lincoln Park, says KIRO 7 Eyewitness News reporter Graham Johnson.
"We listened to the community, and though there is demand for this emerging form of recreation, there are some who clearly do not support it at this location," said Acting Parks Superintendent Christopher Williams in a news release.
The decision followed a packed meeting Tuesday night where hundreds of park neighbors complained about the plan, saying it would ruin the natural, forested setting of the park.
"How could you? How could you possibly consider desecrating the gem of the Seattle Park Department, let alone West Seattle? This is a jewel," said an unidentified speaker at the meeting.
The zip line would have generated about $69,000 a year for the city and required City Council approval.
A representative of the company that would have run the zip line told KIRO 7 Eyewitness News Tuesday night that there was more opposition than they were used to seeing.