Former Mayor Brown tries out Zipline

July 2, 2011 12:24:39 PM PDT
Tourists and locals soaking up the summer sun in San Francisco's Justin Herman Plaza Friday afternoon may have spotted former Mayor Willie Brown -- 80 feet in the air.

Brown joined the city's Recreation and Park Department day-campers as they kicked off the Fourth of July holiday weekend by soaring through the air on a zipline.

"I'll try anything once," Brown said in a statement. "But I cannot get enough of this zipline. I'd do it all day if they let me."

The zipline, which costs $29 to ride, will run through the summer as a joint partnership between the Recreation and Park Department and Ziptrek Ecotours.

"The zipline is perfect for virtually all ages," said David Udow, co-owner of Ziptrek Ecotours in a statement.

"Families and adventure seekers alike will be able to experience the thrill of ziplining in an urban environment."