Manalapan zoners to consider plan for aerial adventure park

MANALAPAN – An application that proposes the construction of an aerial adventure park is scheduled to be reviewed by the Manalapan Zoning Board of Adjustment on Oct. 5.

The application has been filed by attorney Sal Alfieri on behalf of the Monmouth Council of Boy Scouts of America Inc. The application was on the zoning board’s Aug. 17 agenda, but was not heard and was carried to October.

According to a legal notice published by the Boy Scouts, the property which is the subject of the application is at 76B Iron Ore Road, LaValley Drive and 110 Daum Road, all off Route 33 near Manalapan’s border with Millstone Township.

The applicant is seeking preliminary and final major site plan and use variance approval in order to install a restroom, an 1,152-square-foot dining pavilion and a 1,600-square-foot museum for the Boy Scouts facility on LaValley Drive. Those uses are not permitted in the zone.

In addition, the Boy Scouts are partnering with Boundless Adventure Inc. to operate an aerial adventure park on the Boy Scouts property at Iron Ore Road and LaValley Drive. The applicant is seeking preliminary and final major site plan and use variance approval for this use, according to the legal notice.

Parking for the aerial adventure park is proposed to be available at the Anne Ellen tree farm, 110 Daum Road, which is about 1 mile from the site of the aerial adventure park.

A website for Boundless Adventures states that shuttle service will be provided from the tree farm to the aerial adventure park.

The website states that the facility “is for anyone looking for an aerial adventure park experience. Maneuver through nature in a range of obstacle courses that offer exhilarating activities such as extreme tree climbing, ziplining and bridge traversing.”

The website states that the facility is coming to Manalapan in the spring of 2018.