Adventures in the Air in Storrs

The Adventure Park at Storr, an aerial adventure park, will open in Storrs this week.

A new aerial park is set to open in Storrs this week.

The Adventure Park at Storrs is scheduled to open to the public on May 10.

The park features zip-lines and aerial rope courses that run through five wooded acres and all activities require no electricity or motors.

It’s designed to work with the natural arrangement of the forest to create a healthy, environmentally friendly, recreational venue for those age 7 and up, according to a news release.

It is opening just a year after its sister site, the Adventure Park at The Discovery Museum in Bridgeport, which opened last summer.

According to a news release, the Storrs park is the realization of a dream for local landowners and outdoor enthusiasts, Lynn Stoddard and her husband, Chris Kueffner.

“When we purchased this land we hoped to find some way to use it in an eco-friendly manner,” Stoddard said. “When we learned about Outdoor Ventures Group and their Adventure Parks, we knew immediately we had found the right thing for our property.”

Outdoor Ventures Group built the Bridgeport park and has built other adventure parks across the country.

The Adventure Park at Storrs will have five ropes courses, all varying in levels of difficulty and will require adventurers to cross bridges, climb rope ladders and glide across zip lines.

The course is self-guided, doesn’t require previous climbing experience and climbers are free to proceed at their own pace on the courses, however staff members will be on-site continually to provide assistance or answer questions.

The park is set to open at 9 a.m. on May 10. Regular hours will be 9 a.m. to dusk on weekends and selected holidays in the spring and fall, but starting June 17, the park will be open 9 to dusk seven days a week throughout the summer.

General admission is expected to cost $28 for children 7 to 9, $33 for children 10 and 11 and $38 for age 12 and up.

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