New Adventure Course Park for Fields of Fire


An “Indiana Jones” bridge at Fields of Fire.

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.


About Author

Troy Hawks contributes to Adventure Park Insider, Ski Area Management, and a variety of other publications and websites. He has held editorial positions at business magazines serving outdoor sports and recreation as well as manufacturing and textiles. Most recently he was communications manager for the National Ski Areas Association and editor of the NSAA Journal. He also serves as a communications consultant for several clients. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, he now lives in Denver, Colo.

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