Zip line off Yorktown mentioned for proposed park

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MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) - A proposed adventure park at the Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum could include a zip line from the deck of the aircraft carrier Yorktown and a boardwalk through the tree canopy.

Those are among the suggestions being made for a 10-acre park near the museum on Charleston Harbor. Patriots Point would lease land to the Charleston County Parks and Recreation Commission to operate the park.

Patriots Point Chairman Wayne Adams says the land cannot be used for anything else.

The parks commission has $1.5 million for the eco-park. Officials say it would not cost Patriots Point anything but would attract new visitors.

Any lease arrangement would have to be approved by the state Budget and Control Board.

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