Frequently Asked Questions
What are the days and hours of operation?
All dates and hours listed are subject to change without notice.
The Adventure Park is open rain or shine, so we recommend dressing for the weather! If you don’t want to climb in the rain, you may always reschedule for a different day even if we remain open. In the event of severe weather (such as thunder, lightning, or high winds) the courses may close. Although we are unable to offer refunds, in the event of any course or park closures, your time may be extended, or vouchers will be made available for you to use towards future climbs that season!
Regarding Severe Weather
At the Park we make the safety of customers and staff our top priority. When lightning strikes within a certain radius, we will close. Whether we open back up on a given day depends on the forecast. If our county is under a severe thunderstorm warning or watch, we may decide to close in anticipation of a storm rather than wait for it to hit. While it may appear that skies are clear at the Park, if radar indicates any danger coming, we must close. We will make every effort to contact leaders of any remaining reservations in a day should we be forced to close due to weather. If you are unable to reach us and the forecast is uncertain, please check our Facebook page, where we will post updates regarding closures.
What is your Cancellation Policy?
We understand that plans change. Check out this video about our cancellation policy!
What trails are kids allowed to climb by age?
Please visit our Rules Page to see a chart that shows which trails each age group can climb.
What are the ticket prices?
More information, including our group rates, can be found on the Adventure Park Ticket Pricing page. Every climber must purchase a ticket – harnesses may not be shared.
Is a ticket required to watch my friends/family climb?
Tickets are only required for guests who are climbing. Observers are always welcome in the park.
What is the time duration of the ticket?
Tickets in the main Park are valid for two or three hours of climbing. You are encouraged to be prepared prior to buying your tickets (i.e. restrooms, snacks and dressed properly) so you can maximize your time in the park. Ticket sales end two hours before closing but if purchasing a ticket this late in the day, you will not get a full three hours of climbing. Tickets in the Labyrinth are valid for 90 minutes of climbing. Every climber must purchase a ticket – harnesses may not be shared.
Safety Briefing: The process of going through the Safety Briefing and learning how to fit your harness takes about 40 minutes. This does not cut into your climb-time. For example, if you purchase a 3 hour Aerial Forest ticket and your reservation is for 2:00 PM, your 3 hours will start at approximately 2:40. We take this time to prepare you to be an active participant in a real adventure. If you come 3 or more times in a season, you may speak with a Supervisor about being able to bypass the briefing for future visits.
If making a reservation close to the end of the day: Keep in mind that our toughest courses start closing 1.5 hours before the Park closes for the evening. Climbers starting within our last few hours of operation will likely not get to climb our Black or Blue courses. You also man not get a full 2 or 3 hours depending on how close the reservation is made to end of day. There is still plenty of fun to be had though, and it may be a great option for you!
Are reservations required?
Reservations are highly recommended. Please use the Reserve Tickets to check availability. Walk in climbers are welcome but limited based on availability. There is no guarantee that we will be able to accommodate your group without advance notice.
Plan to arrive early. If you arrive late to your reservation, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to serve your group at your time of arrival.
If you are planning to bring a large group, generally 12 or more, please see our Groups Page.
Do you have a Military discount?
We offer $5 off per ticket for up to 6 tickets on a reservation! Please call our sales office at 240.389.4386 for our discount code. Please have a valid military ID ready when you arrive for your reservation.
What clothing should I wear?
Wear well fitting clothing that does not allow anything to hang loose or get tangled in cables and rope. Long hair and jewelry should not be left loose. Sneakers or hiking shoes are recommended. Close toed shoes are required — heels, flip-flops, and sandals are not acceptable.
What equipment is provided?
A harness and gloves are provided with your admission ticket.
Is there a height, age, or weight restriction?
There is no height restriction for the ropes courses and zip lines. The Aerial Park trails are for ages 5 to adult. However, for our younger climbers, there are age restrictions on which trails can be used. 5-6 year olds, for example, may only climb on our two purple trails (with an adult at a 1:1 ratio). The yellow, green, and blue trails have requirements of parent/adult supervision or participation depending on the age bracket and the trail being used. For example, 7 and 9 year olds can use the yellow trail with supervision but need to be accompanied by an adult on the green trail (1 adult per 2 children). A chart with participation and supervision requirements is on the ropes courses general rules page. Whenever adult participation is required the 1:2 adult/child ratio must be met. Regarding a weight restriction, the limit is 265 pounds. The Labyrinth is open to climbers as young as 5, and 5-6 year olds must be accompanied by an adult at a 1:2 adult/child ratio.
How difficult are the trails?
The trails range from easiest (purple) to expert (Double black diamond). Relative to each persons ability, the trails are very manageable but become more physically challenging as you progress to more difficult trails. If you have not been up in the air before you may be unsettled at first about being 10 feet above the ground on a yellow trail or 20 feet above the ground at points on a green trail. Very quickly you will begin to have fun with the challenges and the height above the ground will not be your main focus. Your focus becomes being balanced and efficient on each bridge you are crossing. You will be secure in your harness as long as you are Always Attached. Being attached to your lifeline is the most important requirement to remember and you are responsible to be Always Attached.
Most people that lead an active lifestyle and are in good health should not have any difficulty in completing many of the trails. You are able to proceed at a pace that is comfortable to you. You are also welcome to leave the ropes course and take a break. Unlike the purple, yellow and green trails, the black trails are very challenging.
Can the ropes course operate in the rain?
The Adventure Park can still be fun while it is raining. However, the park will close for severe weather such as heavy rain, thunderstorms, and high winds. If high wind gusts are possible, our higher courses may temporarily close.
Is the Adventure Park certified?
Designed by Swiss alpine mountaineers, The Park is built and maintained to the standards of the ACCT (Association of Challenge Course Technology) specifications, among the most stringent ropes course safety standards in the world. The Park was built by Outdoor Venture Group. You can find out more about them at www.outdoorventures.us or contact them for more information at [email protected] or call (203) 692-4900.
What food services are available?
Are we allowed to bring our own food?
Yes! Please note, no alcohol is permitted on the property.
Is there a fee for parking?
No, parking is free for all guests.
Are private or group lessons available?
All participants will be provided adequate training, so lessons are not required. If desired, arrangements can be made to hire a guide. If interested, please call ahead to make sure that one is available. More information about guides can be found on our Guide FAQ page.
Are Adventure Park gift certificates available?
Yes, you may purchase a gift card for a general amount here.
What are the driving directions?
Information on how to get to the park can be found on the Directions page
Does The Adventure Park do charitable donations?
The Adventure Park donates hundreds of tickets annually to local charities and qualified community fundraising efforts. To request a donation from the park, please carefully fill out this form. Learn more on the About Us page.