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A popular piece of playground equipment has returned to Squalicum Creek Park

The zipline is back at Squalicum Creek Park.
The zipline is back at Squalicum Creek Park. Courtesy to The Bellingham Herald

The zipline is back at Squalicum Creek Park —the Bellingham Parks and Recreation Department announced in a news release that the new zipline is ready for use.

The original zipline that was installed in 2015 was removed for safety reasons. The manufacturer was unable to provide a permanent repair and refunded the money, according to the news release.

The new zipline is a bit slower than the original, but riders can speed up the ride with a gentle push, said Steve Janiszewski, park operations manager for the parks and rec department.

He said the original zipline was plagued with durability problems. For example, a spring at the end of the ride broke six times before it was replaced, Janiszewski said. The new zipline is a larger, heavy-duty model designed for children 5-12 years old.

Squalicum Creek Park is at 1001 Squalicum Way.

Dave Gallagher: 360-715-2269, @BhamHeraldBiz

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