New zip line park opens in Arbuckle Mountains

DAVIS, OK - A new aerial adventure course that zips you through the Arbuckle Mountains opened up Monday afternoon, and the owners said there is not another place like it anywhere in Southern Oklahoma.

Calling only the courageous.

"The zip course includes six lines and they all total over a mile in length," Co-owner Rosalind Borrough said.

The Air Donkey Zipline Park official opened its track Monday afternoon and offers a two and a half hour tour through the trees.

"I thought well you know we need something else to do around here, and I like jumping out of airplanes, so I thought this would be fun and I just put up a couple lines and it grew," Co-owner Steve Borrough said.

"The scariest part if that first step off that platform," Rosalind said. "You aren't sure if its gonna hold, but once you step off it's so fun. It's a bird's eye view of what it's like in the Arbuckle Mountains."

Steve and Rosalind Borrough own the zip line park and said they have worked closely with the Association for Challenge Course Technology to make it safe.

"In the last few weeks we have trained people for rescues and things like that, which probably will never happen but you have to be trained," Steve said.

The ride is $79 dollars plus tax.

"Everyone so far has left with a smile on their face," Steve said. "That is important."

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  • by Bond Location: Idabel on Jul 25, 2012 at 09:20 PM
    hey (wow!!), if you are scared, too fat, or stuck in the sofa just don't go. Just because your welfare check won't allow for some recreation, don't try to ruin it for everyone. If you are stupid enough to get killed on a proffessional zipline, then the law of natural selection is working properly.
  • by Boomer Location: Sulpher on Jul 24, 2012 at 04:15 PM
    This is great that we have something else to do in the area. Spend a weekend, go hiking @ Chickasaw Nat'l park, swim @ Turner Falls & GO ZIPLINING all in one weekend. Who says you can't have fun in Southern Ok.
  • by v on Jul 24, 2012 at 03:22 PM
    vegas you can zipline across the strip
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      by Anonymous on Jul 24, 2012 at 07:58 PM in reply to v
      No you can't. The Vegas zip line is over the Downtown area (Freemont street). Not the strip. I rode it, but I can't say anything about it. Because, what happens there, stays there. Like my money.
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        by Viva on Jul 25, 2012 at 10:36 AM in reply to
  • by a on Jul 24, 2012 at 03:21 PM
    how long is the ride
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      by Anonymous on Jul 24, 2012 at 07:59 PM in reply to a
      From here to yonder.
  • by DareDevil Location: Oklahoma City on Jul 24, 2012 at 02:05 PM
    The only other zipline operation is in Tulsa. They just opened this summer too. They charge $90.00 per person.
  • by Experience Location: Ardmore on Jul 24, 2012 at 10:11 AM
    I have zip lined before and it is AWESOME and worth every penny!!! It isn't something you do all the time .. but something you should experience at least once. I am thankful that they are trying to bring something new to our area.
  • by city of doom Location: davis on Jul 24, 2012 at 10:05 AM
    come on people really? grow up you pay the price no matter where you go anymore! I would certainly pay that just for the experience and not have to travel out of state! its not any different than jumping out of an airplane! have you checked the price to do that? come on if you havent tried it dont knock it! Im totally excited something else is going on in Davis besides antique shops and fighting the crowds at Turner Falls Park!!!
  • by Barb Location: Oklahoma on Jul 24, 2012 at 07:58 AM
    If you look at the rates at any other zipline attractions you see the prices are all in this range. At least you don't have to also spend the extra money on gas to drive to another state since there aren't many of these in Oklahoma. Of course we Okies always want something for nothing.
  • by LC Location: Sherman on Jul 24, 2012 at 07:50 AM
    This sounds like a great adventure. Have always wanted to zipline. A day at the park, nature and zipline. Life without adventure is boring.
  • by Okie-in-Texas Location: Wichita Falls on Jul 24, 2012 at 05:31 AM
    Tell you what Wow!!.....I'll take an old rope and stretch it between a couple of tall trees and only charge you $5. Then you and your family can take a big 'ol leap of faith off of that!! There's a price to be paid to be able to perform an operation such as this with a 0% error rate. This is what goes thru your mind when you take that first step off the platform. You can't have your cake and eat it too....Unless you're a democrat, of course.
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      by Anonymous on Jul 25, 2012 at 12:17 AM in reply to Okie-in-Texas
      don't need to ride! had a 250 ft zipline growing up in the back yard! hell i take a big ol leap everytime i swing on one of them ol ropes at a swiming hole somewhere that somebody has put up!! and who said i had family???
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