Zapwater Communications has been retained by The Forge: Lemont Quarries Adventure Park to assist in strategic communications efforts leading up to the adventure park’s grand opening in summer 2020. Zapwater will serve as public relations agency of record.
Coming to Lemont this summer, The Forge: Lemont Quarries is the most-anticipated outdoor adventure park in the Chicagoland area. Just 22 miles southwest of the city, the 300-acre destination will feature the largest zip line tower and aerial challenge course in North America. The park will offer engaging year-round outdoor recreational activities that exhilarate, educate, and entertain adventurers of all ages and abilities, including mountain biking courses, flatwater paddling activities, a custom-designated Kid’s Activity Zone, amphitheater, restaurant & beer garden, along with miles of running, biking and hiking trails. Programming will include fitness programs, summer camps, athletic events, concerts, music festivals and much more.
Founded by Jeremie Bacon, Chris Gladwin, and Bart Loethen, the public-private partnership will utilize land licensed from the Village of Lemont and Lemont Township; revitalizing abandoned quarry sites along the Illinois and Michigan Canal. Upon completion, the attraction is expected to draw in several hundred thousand visitors to Lemont per year while increasing tourism, an area where Zapwater excels. The park will be open year-round from Sunday through Saturday.
“It is so refreshing to see places like The Forge: Lemont Quarries providing outdoor activities for all age groups and abilities,” says David Zapata, CEO and founder of Zapwater. “Our team is excited to promote the opening of the adventure park and get media, influencers and the public excited about the park and all of its offerings.”
Zapwater’s scope of work includes media relations, influencer relations, partnerships, events and social media for the adventure park and entertainment complex.
With the addition of The Forge, Zapwater is steadily growing its roster of attractions and entertainment brands. The agency also represents Brooklyn Boulders, Gallagher Way, Pinstripes, Skydeck Chicago and Vail Resorts.