North Myrtle Beach Sportsplex "Going Ape"

File image of a rendering of the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports complex before it was constructed

North Myrtle Beach City Council gave the official go-ahead last night for Go Ape Treetop Adventure Course and Jet Pack Adventures to open at the North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex.

The council passed second and final reading of a proposed lease agreement with Go Ape, according to city spokesman Pat Dowling.

Construction of the Treetop Adventure course is already underway, and the course could be open as soon as August 2014.

The course will be 30 ft in the air with 40 tree obstacles, five zip lines, according to North Myrtle Beach Site Manager Evan Dwyer.

Those who use the course will get 30 minutes of instruction from Go Ape staff members and will be equipped with safety harnesses before they make the climb.

"Everyone goes up at their own pace and has a good time," Dwyer said.

Dwyer said it takes people around two-to-three hours to complete the course.

You have to be 4'7'' and 10 years-old or older to participate in Go Ape. Also, if you are not 18 years of age, you have to be supervised by an adult.

The agreement with Go Ape goes until December 31, 2019 and would guarantee the city a portion of the revenue from Go Ape.

Council also approved a second lease agreement that is between the city and North Myrtle Beach Jet Pack Adventures for a portion of the lake at the complex.

The agreement with Jet Pack Adventures would run until April 2015 and would bring in at least $800 per month, as well as a portion of the revenue.

Go Ape is looking to fill positions at the North Myrtle Beach location, you can find out how to apply by clicking here.