A new aerial adventure course is in the works for Greenville, slated to be built at the site of the future Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail extension on Laurens Road.
The Flying Rabbit will be a three-story, tree-spanning obstacle course, the first of its kind in the Upstate. The adventure park will feature a multilevel design with four tiers of difficulty to accommodate a wide range of ages and thrill seekers.
This video shows an aerial course that will be a similar style to the one planned for Greenville:
But the adventure course is not yet a sure thing. The Flying Rabbit will require a special exemption from the Board of Zoning Appeals to be approved, which will be reviewed on February 13 during a public hearing on the 10th Floor Council Chambers at City Hall.
Jonathan Simmons, a managing partner with the Flying Rabbit, said the area where the course will be built is unique in that it features very large, mature oak trees.
“We’re looking to preserve that area’s large trees while also allowing people to do this three-story obstacle course within those trees,” Simmons said. “You basically have routes that are like ski routes: beginning, intermediate and expert.”
The adventure course will also feature a canopy walk sky bridge for those looking to enjoy the views without too much adrenaline. Those looking to stay more grounded can take part in the pump track down below, which accommodates kids bikes, mountain bikes, BMX bikes, skateboards and scooters. There will also be a mountain bike trail.
“We wanted to create a park-like setting where residents of Greenville can come and hang out for the entire day in the woods,” Simmons said.
With the future Swamp Rabbit Trail extension planned for the area, Simmons said one key aspect of the course will be routes that span from one side of the trail to the other, giving those up high a view of the trail-goers below.
The aerial course will be constructed within Holland Park, a 12-acre mixed-used development that will feature Home Team BBQ, Double Stamp Brewery, a half-acre of shaded green space and more than 18,000 square feet of additional office, retail and restaurants.
No date has been set for the course’s completion.