NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – We may still have a few weeks of winter left, but Coney Island is already looking ahead to summer.
On Thursday, Luna Park unveiled the name of one of its newest attractions: The new Sky Chaser ropes course will open in the coming months.READ MORE: NYPD: Violent Crime Surges In New York City Over Past Month
It’s a 60-foot-tall structure with different activity levels meant to challenge people both mentally and physically.
The name “Sky Chaser” was chosen by children from the Coney Island YMCA from a list of thousands of submissions.READ MORE: Police: Mike Kushnir Arrested In Connection To Stabbing Death Of 17-Year-Old Gerado Rivas In Washington Heights
“I think it’s important because the kids have a value. They’re gonna grow up and know that they can go to Luna Park and say ‘I helped name that ride for the next 20 years,'” said Samuel Moore, executive director of the Coney Island YMCA. “They can bring their children and say they were a part of that. That’s life changing.”
Luna Park also donated $15,000 to the Coney Island YMCA to promote health and wellness in the community.MORE NEWS: Caught On Camera: Suspects On Motorcycle Snatch Chain Off Pedestrian's Neck In Washington Heights
Sky Chaser is one of three new attractions.