POINT PLEASANT BEACH, NJ – Bringing sneakers to the beach may not be your first instinct, but Jenkinson’s Boardwalk will be reminding visitors to do just that this summer. Customers will have to lace up if they want to be among the first to test their skills on the new Adventure Lookout ropes course, set to be completed in May 2016. The course, which is being manufactured by Ropes Course Inc., will house an adventure for those over 48 inches tall as well as a kiddie course for children under 48” to ensure no family member is left out of the fun. Children between 42” and 48” can also experience the larger course with a responsible companion 18 years and older. The larger two-level course will feature 25 elements to thrill guests including a “walk the plank,” zip-line, and a peak of 36 feet with stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean.
The course will be located at Arnold Avenue and Boardwalk in the previous home of the batting cages. But don’t worry, baseball enthusiasts — the battings cages will be moving to the roof of Jenkinson’s South Arcade, where they will replace Rooftop Golf. The entire project will cost an estimated $1 million.
While a ropes course has long been on the Jenkinson’s wish list, the opportunity to make it a reality didn’t present itself until recently. “We have wanted to add this attraction to the property for several years but didn’t have a place for it,” said Toby Wolf, Director of Marketing. “We now have two beautiful miniature golf courses, eliminating the need for Rooftop Golf and freeing up the necessary space. The location of Adventure Lookout is perfect as it will allow for both a functional ropes course and amazing views of the beach and ocean. Our staff members are excited to challenge each other when the course is complete.”