BRISTOL — The Boundless Adventures aerial adventure park within Kenosha County’s Bristol Woods Park is set to open for the season this Friday, April 2, Parks Director Matthew Collins announced today.
Similar to last year, the park will operate with additional COVID-19 safety measures in place, including capacity limits and social distancing requirements. Reservations will be required to control the number of patrons on the premises at any given time.
“We are pleased to welcome Boundless Adventures back to Bristol Woods for its third season,” Collins said. “People of all ages will again have the unique opportunity to climb through the canopy of the park, and they’ll be able to do it safely with all of the precautions that have been put in place.”
Operating in a public-private partnership with Kenosha County Parks, Boundless Adventures features six acres of obstacle courses that range in difficulty based on the ability and experience of the individual.
The aerial adventure park utilizes cables connected to trees or utility poles to build nine courses with over 120 elements that range 20 to 40 feet above the ground for climbers to safely maneuver to each feature. Climbers are outfitted with a full-body harness and are locked onto a safety line with a redundant system that does not allow users to fully disconnect. Trained monitors are stationed throughout the park to provide assistance as needed.
“Staying safe while adventuring in the trees is always our top priority,” said Lorrie Funtleyder, Boundless Adventures owner. “And this year, with the pandemic unfortunately still a fact of life, we’re again taking safety a step further with additional protocols aimed at protecting the health of our patrons and staff.”
To that end, Funtleyder said the park will be limited to 40 percent of its normal capacity, with reservations required. Patrons must also sign a waiver attesting that they have not experienced COVID-19 symptoms within the last 10 days.
Staff will be masked while harnessing guests and will be outfitted with appropriate personal protection equipment at all times, and guests will be asked to come with a mask to wear at check-in, during harnessing and de-harnessing, and any time they are on the ground or unable to maintain a six-foot distance from other guests.
These policies will be strictly enforced; those who refuse to comply will be asked to leave the park without a refund, Funtleyder said.
“We are so excited for our third season to begin in Bristol Woods Park,” Funtleyder said. “We can’t wait to see the smiling faces and hear the squeals of enthusiasm as our guests reach new heights.”
Park hours for the start of the season will be 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays (10 a.m. to 6 p.m. this week, due to the Good Friday holiday) and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, plus spring break hours from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day April 5-8. Additional hours will be added in June.
Boundless Adventures and Bristol Woods Park are located at 9800 160th Ave. (Highway MB) in the Village of Bristol.
For more information about Boundless Adventures or to make a reservation, visit https://boundlessadventures.net/ or call 262-287-0933.
See more details on this Bristol Woods Park and the entire Kenosha County Parks system at http://parks.kenoshacounty.org or www.facebook.com/kenoshacountyparks.