FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo will open its brand new ropes course to the public Saturday. In a Facebook post from the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, staff invited the public to join them for the grand opening of the Bamboo Forest Adventure Play.

“Opening at noon on Saturday, Sept. 30, guests can join us for a ribbon cutting and you can be the first in line to experience the newest section of the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo,” said the zoo in the Facebook post.

Fort Wayne Children's Zoo holds ribbon-cutting ceremony for Bamboo Forest
Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo holds ribbon-cutting ceremony for Bamboo Forest

Bamboo Forest Adventure Play and Marketplace are a part of the renewed Asian Trek area of the zoo, and this opening follows the reimagining of Red Panda Ridge, which opened in May.

The Do it Best Foundation board staff and family members, who played a key role in the Bamboo Forest Adventure’s creation, were are the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

“The Do it Best Foundation is proud to support projects that strengthen Northeast Indiana as a
great place to live, work, and play,” said Foundation Board Member Dan Starr. “Fort Wayne is
truly blessed to have a world-class zoo, and with the Bamboo Forest, we’re pleased to be able
to do our part to ensure it creates lasting memories for children and their families for years to

The cost for the Adventure Play Ropes Course as well as Adventure Play Little Tykes is $10.

Bamboo Forest will include:
• Adventure Play for kids of all ages
• Two-story ropes-style course with 27 different elements
• Free flying sky rail over 120’ in length
• Sky tykes for kids under 48” with 11 different elements
• A Marketplace, family restrooms and more!

The public is encouraged to purchase tickets in advance online.