The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has approved reopening of the Go Ape Treetops Adventure course at Lums Pond State Park near Bear.

The reopening follows an independent inspection conducted by an ACCT (Association for Challenge Course Technology) certified inspector, according to DNREC spokesman Michael Globetti.

"Based on the inspection findings, DNREC is satisfied that Go Ape continues to meet industry standards and processes for operation of the course," Globetti said.

The Go Ape course at Lums Pond State Park will reopen Friday, Sept. 9, and the new Junior Treetops Adventure course will open on Saturday, Sept. 10.

The course was temporarily closed Aug. 24 after Tina Werner, 59, of Felton, fell from a zipline platform and died, as reported by Delaware State Police.