Grand Opening of Connecticut's First "Aerial Adventure Park" July 16, 2012

June 07, 2012 (PRLEAP.COM) Lifestyle News
They're all the rage in Europe and those that have opened so far in the USA have been hits, too. Popular with young and old they are called "aerial adventure parks" and this summer the first one in Connecticut will open. It's called, "The Adventure Park at The Discovery Museum" and will be situated on five acres of forestland in Veterans Memorial Park, behind the Discovery Museum & Planetarium at 4450 Park Avenue in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Construction crews have been busy in the trees, working to meet the deadline for the July 16 Grand Opening at 1:00 PM.

The Adventure Park at The Discovery Museum will be similar to the other successful Adventure Parks that Outdoor Ventures Group (OVG), its builder and operator, have previously constructed, such as its Adventure Park in Sandy Spring, Maryland.

OVG partner and Connecticut resident, Bahman Azarm, known informally as "Mr. Adventure Park" is the idea man who brought the concept to the United States after first seeing it in Europe. Today, Azarm's excitement over his latest creation is evident when he explains "We are so glad the Discovery Museum has made this property available to us. The bucolic setting within the 90-acre Veterans Park is a perfect spot. It's convenient to the Merritt Parkway and its Southern Connecticut location makes The Adventure Park an easy destination for fun lovers throughout Connecticut, New York and New Jersey. I can hardly wait to see these trees filled with families and friends enjoying themselves and the beauty of nature!"

The Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum will consist of about 110 platforms installed in the trees and connected by various configurations of cable, wood and rope to form bridges and challenges of different kinds including the ever-popular zip lines. Groups of bridges link together to form "aerial trails" throughout the forest. There will be a total of 8 different trails to choose from, ranging in difficulty from beginner level to expert. So there will be a trail for every participant level.

Trails are suitable for ages seven to adult, making a visit to The Adventure Park a great family outing. Participants wear harnesses which are doubly secured to safety cables using the Park's own "always locked on" climbing system of interlocking carabineers (coupling links). Park goers receive a thorough orientation before going on the trails, which are designed for self-discovery, making lessons unnecessary. Park Guides are always available for questions or assistance.

The Adventure Park at The Discovery Museum is operated by the Outdoor Ventures Group, LLC in cooperation with The Discovery Museum. For more information please visit