Rocklin is exploring the development of an adventure attraction at its historic quarries, which could include rock climbing, bungee jumping and zip lining.
In what could be a $3.2 million development, the city would create an adventure park that could also include rappelling, paddle boats and mazes in much of the city-owned Big Gun Quarry.
The attraction would be on about 5 acres of the city’s downtown Quarry Park, which totals 21 acres, next to Rocklin City Hall and near the city’s new 1,100-seat amphitheater.
“One of the biggest benefits of this is to create developer interest in the areas around Pacific Street and Rocklin Road,” said Troy Holt, city spokesman. “There has been no interest in developing any of this land for 100 years.”
By developing the quarry lands into attractions, officials hope the historic old town around the quarries might spring to economic life.
The city council on Tuesday will decide whether to allocate about $65,000 to develop an initial design-build contract for the park. If that is subsequently approved, the city would move forward. Rocklin would contract out operations of the park to Legacy Family Adventures Rocklin LLC, a subsidiary of Sacramento-based Legacy Family Entertainment, which has developed adventure and water parks in California and Texas.
The park would have to follow strict design guidelines in Quarry Park, which require open-beam construction and natural materials, Holt said. “It would be one of the unique experiences in the region.”
In addition to the rock attractions and climbing walls, the park is envisioned to have swings, nature trails, and a gathering pavilion for parties and events.
Last April, Rocklin opened the city-owned and operated amphitheater. Earlier this month, Rocklin announced a naming sponsor for the venue, which is now called Platinum Living Amphitheater at Quarry Park.
This article comes from the Sacramento Business Journal written by By Mark Anderson – Staff Writer, Sacramento Business Journal
Jan 23, 2017, 7:36am