Observation Wheel Out, Zip Line In?

From the Venice Neighborhood Council:

The “Great Observation Wheel”, a giant 200 foot tall Ferris wheel proposed for Venice Beach, has been put on “hold” following the Venice Neighborhood Council’s April 17th Board Meeting.

Los Angeles City Councilman Bill Rosendahl has asked the Los Angeles Parks and Recreation Department, which was considering the project, to stop the process for now.

Venice Beach Ferris Wheel Mockup by Mick

From Councilman Rosendahl:

“I’ve instructed my staff to work with Rec and Park on another one of its proposals to install a zipline at Venice Beach. This is an additional element for excitement, it’s easy to install, and it could generate revenue this summer to help the City maintain restrooms at the number one beach in the world. The Great Observation Wheel is an idea that needs more time for vetting.

Of course, a zipline needs to be presented to the community. I’ve already been in touch with the Venice Neighborhood Council President. I proposed to her that she put this item on the agenda for me at the May 15th meeting so we can vet this proposal and see how the community feels. If it makes sense, it could be installed this summer and generate an immediate revenue stream.”

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