Adventure courses, it seems, complement a wide range of other attractions. Including paintball? Tom Vignato, owner of the 50-acre Fields of Fire paintball park in Mystic, Conn., thinks so. He recently built a five-trail aerial park as phase one of a multiple-stage project at Fields of Fire. In the future, the aerial attractions will incorporate an “Ewok” village—a series of treehouses deep in the woods that can be rented out.
Tree-Mendous Adventure Parks designed and constructed the park, which includes zip lines of varying difficulty and elements such as “Indiana Jones” bridges and Tarzan swings. In keeping with the Tree-Mendous philosophy, only natural materials such as Eastern White Cedar and Black locust were used. The park at Fields of Fire will accommodate 300 to 400 adventure seekers a day, but if it proves popular, Vignato says as many as 15 more courses could be added.
Tree-Mendous recently completed the Safari Park at the San Diego Zoo and designed Ramblewild in Lanesborough, Mass.