Who We Are – Adventure Park at Heritage
The Adventure Park at Heritage Museums & Gardens is another example of Heritage’s offerings to help people better understand and enjoy the natural world around them. It is an interactive exhibit whereby children, adults and groups can physically and mentally challenge themselves in an eco-friendly environment while simultaneously learning about Cape Cod’s flora and fauna. Climbing at The Adventure Park is an activity which touches mind, body and soul.
The Adventure Park is a partnership between Heritage and Outdoor Venture Group, LLC (OVG), which designs, builds and operates Aerial Forest Parks. Established in 2008, OVG was inspired by adventure parks located in Switzerland and the desire to create an outdoor experience that connects people with the great outdoors. Today we are committed to promoting active enjoyment of the outdoors through the development of Aerial Forest Parks and Rope Courses. A place where you can appreciate nature while engaging in activities that are fun, challenging, build confidence, and are good for your health.
About the Aerial Forest Park Model
The Aerial Forest Park (AFP) is a new concept in the U.S., but in Europe (France, Switzerland, England, Austria, and Germany) it has become a very popular experience for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages. Families, friends and individuals are involved in healthy outdoor activities, building strength, endurance, and confidence. They provide an opportunity for everyone to enjoy the outdoors and the beauty of nature. These parks contain courses made of small platforms constructed at various levels in the trees. The platforms are connected by different types of bridges (that represent obstacles) and participants, using safety harnesses, maneuver from platform to platform. The parks operate with virtually no negative environmental impact and the trees (our most important assets) are well cared for and protected. “We maintain the forest. A healthy forest is good for our business and nature,” Wellman said. “Our message is really all about people getting out in the outdoors, recreating in the outdoors, playing and getting in the fresh air.”
Ecotourism: Ropes Course Parks as Sustainable Travel Destinations
Ecotourism focuses on responsible travel, personal growth, and environmental sustainability. It places great importance on environmental awareness, respect for nature, and empowerment of local people, corporate responsibility, creating positive experiences, whilst aiming to provide financial benefits for both businesses and local communities. All of these goals and outcomes make a ropes course park a very eco-friendly and sustainable business.