Williams Township, PA- Owner and operator of Lehigh Valley Grand Prix, Michael McCreary, has closed on the purchase of a 4-acre site set to develop Lehigh Valley’s first high ropes outdoor attraction. Located in Williams Township, off of Interstate 78, the park’s primary attraction will be the 65-foot ropes course while featuring an outdoor area for live music and games. The park will be one of the largest high ropes operations in the United States with the capacity for up to 150 guests and is expected to create approximately 30-40 new jobs.
Site negotiations began after the Williams Township Board granted zoning approval in February of 2022. The lot, formerly owned by Williams Hospitality, was initially slated for hotel construction until the project halted in 2008. The site has sat vacant since.
Facilitating the transaction were multiple representatives from Lehigh Valley firms; Colliers International, Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, and the Valley’s newest financial institution, Mid Penn Bank. During the transaction, Seth Lacey of Colliers International commercial real estate agency represented McCreary, Thomas Schlegel of Fitzpatrick, Lentz & Bubba provided legal services, and Frank Heston of Mid Penn Bank assisted with financing.
“We’re excited to be joining the Williams Township community with our venue location in Easton,” says Michael McCreary. “We’re fortunate to work with great partners and professionals throughout the Lehigh Valley to bring this project to fruition.”
The venue will be the first of its kind in the area. The ropes course will cater to all ages, with multiple difficulty levels. Group outings will be encouraged, as the outdoor park will have additional space to accommodate family gatherings, corporate events, and parties. The venue plans to partner with unique food and beverage providers, including an on-site brewery and will host live music and entertainment. Development plans show an opening date in spring of 2023.