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RiverWorks Adventure Continues With Completion of Zip Lines

The new zip line course at Buffalo RiverWorks has officially been completed. That means that the highly anticipated adventure-seeker activity will be in full swing by summer of 2018. According to Bill Casale, general manager at RiverWorks, the plan for the zip line has been underway for years – it was a very complicated endeavor for a number of different reasons. From designing the course, to installing the lines, building the platforms, creating access points, and even finding an operator, it’s been a “long haul” process, but it’s finally complete.

Moving forward, Director of Adventure, Matt Prime, will conduct a series of limited rides, dependent on weather conditions. Riders will embark on the ride, starting 115 feet up in the air, near the top of the Labatt Blue “Six Pack” silo. From there, they will “zip” over to the silo ruins, cross a rope bridge, and then “zip” over to the RiverFront Patio, where they will be greeted at the beer garden. The zig zag course is expected to attract hundreds of riders per day, once the weather breaks. 

Once again, RiverWorks is leading the way when it comes to high-flying fun along the Buffalo waterfront.

Interested riders can contact the Sports Office at 716 342 – 2292 (option 2) or email us at

Lead image: Work on the zip line course kicked off during summer of 2018

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  • Bludog

    Awesome but still so much potential at this location to become an even more attractive place for beer drinkers, adventure enthusiasts and sightseeing … it’s not my land or money but if I had deep pockets and the space I think a white water course would be a huge attraction …

    • No_Illusions

      It could be right in the canal/channel!

    • Paul Joseph

      What you’ve shown would be a massive investment and undertaking for Buffalo at this point. Riverworks is doing basic attractions now but lets all hope in the near future the city can get this type of entertainment venue. I found a video showing the size and scope of the Oklahoma facility.

    • NorthBuf

      It would be a great plan, the city has the Buffalo river and the vacant land. If you look at the aerial video, one could easily picture this on the end of Ganson St on Kelly Island.

      • OldFirstWard

        Did you forget the railroad tracks that run through there on the western side, while Paladino owns large parcels on the eastern side. Maybe on the Outer Harbor but not here.

  • flinderge

    As I suggested to Donn Esmonde in July of 2011!

  • I love how this industrial area is just booming, thanks to Riverworks, but I wonder if they’re going to try to reapply to get that signage they tried for last year on their tallest tower.