The Adventure Park at Storrs experienced a delayed opening this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We were scheduled to open on March 28, but were not able to open until Memorial Day,” said VP of Sales and Marketing, Candie Fisher. While it wasn’t an ideal situation, the park made the best of the situation.
“What’s great about our activities is that people can get outside in the fresh air, where the chance of virus transmission is far lower than being indoors,” noted Fisher. Fisher said that people have been excited to get out of the house and have something to look forward to.
“Plus, the Storrs area is a great option for a day trip from Hartford, Providence and other areas,” said Fisher. “People are making a visit to the Park part of a mini-road trip as they are staying closer to home with their travel.”
The Adventure Park is essentially back to normal regarding General Admission and birthday business. “Group business is reduced due to restrictions about field trips, particularly with schools,” said Fisher. Some groups are still going through, however, including Boy and Girl Scout Troops, faith groups and camps.
“We have instituted health and safety protocols to minimize virus spread, including mask-wearing and social distancing,” said Fisher. More details can be found here: https://myadventurepark.com/health-and-safety-information/.
While employees began working a bit later in the year than expected, they were happy to get back when the park opened in May.
“Employees are provided with PPE and training on our health and safety protocols, and do a great job of delivering the excellent customer experience we are known for while keeping social distancing in mind,” said Fisher.
Employees are also excited about Park plans for the fall.
“It’s a beautiful time of year to visit, with the leaves changing and the fall colors in full force,” said Fisher.
The Storrs Adventure Park is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday through November 1.
“We’ve got our Glow in the Park events on Saturday nights,” said Fisher. “It’s a very popular event where people can zipline and climb to lights and music.” There’s a different music theme each week, such as the very popular Electronic Dance Music.
“We’re also really excited to announce our new Outdoor Axe Throwing activity,” said Fisher. There are three axe-throwing lanes that are outside and socially distanced. Each lane can accommodate up to 5 participants (ages 12 and up).
“Axe throwing has become a super popular activity, but most venues are indoors,” said Fisher. “We are, to my knowledge, the only outdoor venue in the area.”
Storrs Adventure Park is extremely grateful to the community for supporting them during the COVID crisis.
“We’re really happy to be open and to be an outlet for so many people to get outside, spend time with family and friends and have a way to get together while staying as safe as possible during this pandemic,” said Fisher.
For more information about upcoming events, go to the Storrs Adventure Park web site and/or Facebook page.
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