Fairfield County Returns To Zip Lines & Treetops as The Adventure Park Reopens for 2015 Season On April 10

April 08, 2015 (PRLEAP.COM) Lifestyle News
April 8, 2015 - The Adventure Park at The Discovery Museum the largest aerial forest park in New England will reopen for its fourth season on Friday, April 10, 2015 at 3:00 PM and will continue operating on its spring schedule of Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until June 5 when it will be open seven days a week for its summer schedule. Since its debut in 2012 The Adventure Park has become a magnet for kids, teens, adults and groups seeking healthy outdoor recreation and the thrills of its zip lines and challenge bridges between tree platforms. The Adventure Park is located at 4450 Park Avenue in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

New for the 2015 season is the addition of "The Labyrinth," a self-contained outdoor attraction with numerous interconnected bridges between elevated platforms, similar to the others at the Park, only designed to appeal to the abilities and imaginations of five- to ten-year-olds. The kids all wear harnesses connected to safety lines, receive safety briefings and play under parental supervision with Park assistance. It is truly a place where the kids will be able to let loose both their imaginations and energy. Available by reservation it should prove a natural for group events like birthday parties.

The new Labyrinth complements the 11 different aerial trails of The Adventure Park, which include 21 zip lines and six difficulty levels, plus its "Monkey Grove" of trees for rock-wall-style tree climbing. All three of these recreational options are set within the forest behind The Discovery Museum & Planetarium. Adventure Park attractions are ticketed separately from Museum admission.

The Adventure Park's 11 aerial trails consist of about 160 platforms installed in the trees and connected by various configurations of cable, wood and rope to form "crossings" of different kinds including the ever-popular zip lines. Climbers wear harnesses which are doubly secured to safety cables using the Park's own "always locked on" climbing system of interlocking carabineers (coupling links). Before venturing onto the trails climbers receive a thorough orientation. Trails are designed for self-discovery, making lessons unnecessary. Park Guides are always available for questions or assistance.

The aerial trails at The Adventure Park are color-coded and offer suitable challenge levels from age five through adult. The easiest (purple courses) are suitable for climbers as young as five and six (when accompanied by an adult.) The most advanced trail (double black diamond) is suitable for teens and adults who are experienced climbers. In between are eight other trails of intermediate challenge levels to choose from. In short, there is something for just about everyone who wants to climb and zip through the trees at The Adventure Park.

The park, was the first of its kind in the State when it opened in the summer of 2012 to rave reviews from press and public alike. Since then children, teens and adults have been "flocking" to its trees in search of outdoor adventure. In 2013 the park and its operator, Outdoor Ventures, was recognized with an award from the Connecticut Economic Resource Center.

Adventure Park GENERAL ADMISSION HOURS — Spring & Fall Season: Fridays 3PM-10PM, Saturdays 8AM-10PM, and Sundays 8AM-8PM. (Starting June 5 the park will be open seven days a week for the summer. For hours and prices click here. RESERVED GROUP RESERVATIONS AVAILABLE Monday Sunday, spring, summer and fall. (2 weeks advance arrangements preferred).

The Adventure Park at The Discovery Museum is designed, built and operated by Outdoor Ventures in cooperation with The Discovery Museum. For further details and updates please visit www.DiscoveryTrees.org, email Info@DiscoveryTrees.org or call 203-690-1717.

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