Many have asked about the disappearance of the longtime zipline/cable ride by Lincoln Park‘s south-end play area. Apparently it vanished, unexplained; we asked Seattle Parks if it was coming back, and spokesperson Christina Hirsch says no:
We’ve installed a new cable ride at the new Lincoln Park north end play area, near the wading pool. The south-end cable ride has been permanently removed. It did not meet current safety standards and was no longer maintainable.
The south-end play area will be renovated within the next five years.
The renovated North Play Area opened last October.
P.S. Somehow we can’t find a photo of the now-gone zipline/cable ride in our archives. YouTube, however, has immortalized many rides … here’s one clip from 2007 that clearly shows the entire installation.