With the Seattle Parks and Recreation Department facing another round of belt tightening, officials may allow a private company to build and operate a zip-line attraction in Lincoln Park, a move that has riled neighbors.
The cash-strapped department could see up to $65,000 in new annual revenue from the plan, but many locals say the fiscal benefits do not justify the environmental impact of adding a for-profit attraction to the forested West Seattle park where bald eagles and dozens of other bird species nest.
"We are setting a precedent by starting to sell off our natural areas," said Denise Dahn, who has lived in the area for 25 years and frequents the park.
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