PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY AND IN ITS ENTIRETY. BY SIGNING YOU HEREBY AGREE TO THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT AND ARE INTENDED TO BE LEGALLY BOUNDED THEREBY.
The parties tied to this contract are Norristown Zoological Society and/or their owners, affiliates, employees and agents, equipment manufacturers and distributers, and the persons signing below, including the participant in the activities of Treetop Adventures at Elmwood Park Zoo. This waiver must be READ, UNDERSTOOD, and SIGNED by all participants. Adults must sign on his/her own behalf. Participants age 16 and 17 require written consent from a parent or guardian. Individuals under the age of 16 must sign on his/her own behalf, with an accompanied signature by a "Parent" or "Accompanying Adult." Parents must sign on his/her own behalf, and on the behalf of the accompanying minor. Individuals do have the right to refuse signing this agreement, and Norristown Zoological Society and/or their owners, affiliates, employees and agents have the right to refuse participation as a result.
You acknowledge that Treetop Adventures staff will not accompany you on the course during your activity, but instead remain on the ground to monitor your activity and the activities of other participants. Before beginning your activity, you are required to listen carefully to safety instructions and closely follow the mandatory rules provided by Treetop Adventures staff members. You acknowledge that you will comply with all instructions and rules; your failure to do so will result in the cancellation of your course activity. You further acknowledge that you will not be given a refund for your admission.
In consideration for your participation and/or the participation of the minors in your care in the activities at Treetop Adventures, you hereby waive, release, discharge, and covenant not to sue Norristown Zoological Society D/B/A Elmwood Park Zoo and/ or their owners, affiliates, employees, or agents, equipment manufacturers and distributers (hereinafter collectively referred to as the "Releasees";) from and against any claim or cause of action, arising out of or related to any loss, damage or injury, that you may sustain while participating in the activities at Treetop Adventures, which result from an inherent risk as defined and/or provided for in Pennsylvania Statute §5524. You assume and accept all risk for your participation in these activities, including, but not limited to, personal injury, death, and property damage.
You authorize Treetop Adventures Staff to administer first aid for injuries you may incur while participating in an activity. You further authorize Treetop Adventures Staff to arrange for your ambulance transportation to a hospital at your or a parent's/guardian's expense in the event of your incapacitation as a result of injury.
You agree that this Liability Waiver is intended to be as broad and as inclusive as permitted by the laws of the State of Pennsylvania and that if any provision in this Liability Waiver is held invalid, the other provisions shall remain in full force and effect. Should you or anyone acting on your behalf choose to challenge the provisions of this Liability Waiver, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless Norristown Zoological Society for any and all attorney fees that you may incur.
You understand that gloves are required to be worn for "braking" or slowing down on all upper level courses (QUICK ZIP/ZOOFARI/EXPEDITION ELK). Participants without gloves will be required to purchase a pair before the start of the safety briefing. Gardening gloves or gloves with a heavily padded palm will be suitable for the courses. Participant-provided gloves that are deemed unfit by a Treetop staff member will need to be replaced with a pair available for purchase.
By signing your name below, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to all provisions of this Liability Waiver and further agree that no oral representations, statements or inducements apart from the foregoing written agreement have been made.
Today's Date: February 27, 2024