Redwood Sky Walk Local Soft Opening Delayed
The Sequoia Park Zoo will delay the soft opening of the Redwood Sky Walk, originally planned for tomorrow Friday, May 14, 2021.
The City of Eureka will officially open the Redwood Sky Walk with a grand opening event on Friday, June 4th, 2021. The grand opening ceremony will be followed by a weekend of special activities to celebrate the area’s newest, and tallest, attraction.
What it’s like to hike 100 feet off the ground in a California Redwood forest
On a pathway suspended 100 feet above the forest floor in the Sequoia Park Zoo’s new Redwood Sky Walk attraction, two women are studying an enormous, knobby growth on the side of a redwood tree.
Northern California is Getting a Stunning New Sky Walk Through the Redwoods
Want to explore the world’s tallest trees from a bird’s perspective? Plan your next vacation to Northern California’s new Redwood Sky Walk for a once-in-a-lifetime, up-close-and-personal experience of the famed California Coast Redwoods.
The longest sky walk in the western United States, the Redwood Sky Walk, located within Sequoia Park Zoo, is just under one-fourth–mile to the end and back, stretched out across a network of suspended bridges.
FIRST LOOK: The LoCO Tours Eureka’s Fabulous New Redwood Sky Walk
Eureka City Manager Miles Slattery was kind enough to invite the Outpost to tag along on a Thursday morning tour of the Redwood Sky Walk to get a closer look at the progress that has been made and experience the thrill of exploring the redwood canopy from a dizzying 100 feet above the forest floor.
Redwood Sky Walk Under Construction
Sequoia Park in Eureka, California, will have a new, unique attraction set to be completed this fall that will offer visitors an elevated experience among 250-foot-tall redwood trees near the park’s zoo.
The Redwood Sky Walk is currently under construction by the team from Synergo, which has been contracted to build the attraction that was originally designed by Greenway Partners. When complete, the Redwood Sky Walk will be a network of suspended bridges connected to platforms that encircle old growth and mature second growth redwood trees within and beyond the zoo’s border.
A project that has been a vision for the community is in its final stages of being complete. Residents are just one step closer to making a visit to the new Redwood Sky Walk at the Sequoia Park Zoo. The $4,000,000 project was made possible through local lodging alliances, the Land and Water Conservation Fund, Outdoor Environmental Education Facilities, Habitat Conservation Grant, and local donations.
If you’ve been on the trails of Sequoia Park, closer to the zoo, you may have noticed that the Redwood Sky Walk appears to be finished, however, the Sequoia Park Zoo Foundation still has some final steps to take before opening the new attraction to the public.
Soon you will be able to walk among the treetops right here in Eureka. A project that has been in the works for the Sequoia Park Zoo for more than a decade will soon be a reality. Zoo officials and project managers announced on Wednesday that some new developments are underway.
“We’re basically building an on-ground ramp that will ascend to about 28 feet high, and from there you’ll depart onto the canopy experience in the trees at about 28 feet high,” Project Manager Kirk Cohune said. “So all told, this is about 1,100 feet of experience.”
The new name for the multi-million-dollar canopy walk at Sequoia Park Zoo was unveiled Wednesday: It will be called the Redwood Sky Walk. Construction of the new feature at the zoo begins Thursday, staff said during a news conference that included ceremonial groundbreaking with golden shovels.
“The canopy walk has been on our radar since 2006,” said zoo director Gretchen Ziegler. “All this while, we have been trying to build momentum and funding for it. We always knew it was a great idea, but it took a while to get us to this point.”