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The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring

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Address: 16701 Norwood Rd, Sandy Spring, MD 20860-1100
Phone Number: +1 240-389-4386
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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The largest Adventure Park in North America. Challenge Yourself! 187...

The largest Adventure Park in North America. Challenge Yourself! 187 Platforms high in The Trees, covering 5 acres, interconnected by zip lines, ropes, obstacles, challenges and fun! 13 Separate courses, 6 difficulty levels, from beginner to insane. Unlimited climbing for 3 hours. Ages 5 - 84 (so far!) Summer Hours Monday-Friday: 9AM-10PM, Saturday: 8AM-10PM. Sunday: 8AM-8PM. Twilight Climbs start 3 hours before closing! Advanced group reservations welcome 7 days a week.

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Great Outdoor Adventure

My two children ages 9 and 6 and I went to Adventure Park with their cousins ages 5, 11 and 13. Because of the heat we arrived at 8:10 for the first set of climbs and climbed for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Andrew H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My two children ages 9 and 6 and I went to Adventure Park with their cousins ages 5, 11 and 13. Because of the heat we arrived at 8:10 for the first set of climbs and climbed for the entire period. By 12:00 the temperature out side was in the 90's and while exerting it wasn't too bad because of... More 

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Fredericksburg, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I'm almost 70. My wife and I took our grandsons -- ages 6 and 12 and our daughter along with some friends and their grandsons to the Adventure Park at Sandy Spring last Saturday. What an adventure it was! Everyone raved about how much fun they had. My daughter and oldest grandson have a fear of heights so we weren't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My kids have been coming to this part since they were in elementary school (now one is a senior in high school). They love it! It's great for all ages - has different levels of climbing skills available. Fun during the day and at night. They have managed to control the bugs so they kids can concentrate on climbing and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a fantastic time with our kids, 5, 8, and 13. We climbed for three hours through dinner and the kids wanted to stay for two more hours of climbing! Staff was chill, encouraging, polite and super helpful. We cannot wait to go back again and again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My daughter was looking for an adventure park and checked this place on google. I was reluctant since it was almost an hour from where I live, but I eventually made online reservation, which made things much easier at check-in. Cannot say enough about the staff. So cheerful and helpful. You can easily spend 3 hours here. There are 13... More 

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Phoenix, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Been to the Adventure Park several times now with all different ages of people. Runs like a well-oiled machine. We always have a blast. Everyone who works there is professional, friendly, and helpful. Great way to spend a few hours! Did the black diamond this time which was quite an adrenaline rush and challenging but I know I am safe... More 

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Ashburn, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great adventure, a little expensive, but the work entailed in getting all these obstacle courses and ziplines built is massive. The forest is huge, there are 7 or 8 levels from the low trees to high up in the trees. The safety measures are so complete, there is no way anyone can fall. I have taken grandchildren... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been here twice with my young daughter (you kid must be at least 5). We both love it! It's a true challenge, but also a great time. The staff is knowledgeable and available. The park is always adding and improving. My kid asks to go all. the. time. The only hitch is the cost, which is a bit steep.... More 

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Louisville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't know much about the park prior to arrival, but we took a risk and booked a three hour visit for each of our kids, aged 10 and 13. They loved it! The park has several courses for varying skill levels, so there is something for young kids all the way up to the most adventurous adults. My wife... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I cannot say enough good things about the Adventure Park at Sandy Spring. This was our 3rd visit. We held my daughter's 13th birthday party here and her 8 yr old brother and a friend tagged along. Great climbing fun for all involved, including those of us afraid of heights. The training, gear, and staff are all top notch. Well... More 

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Gaithersburg, Maryland

How does the park avoid long wait times at each obstacle?

Hello ~ sent this email directly to the Park Manager and have not received an acknowledgement and/or response. While we returned during the day and payed more, we'd like to try the Twilight Adventure but are hesitant based on our last experience, Any insight on whether or not the park has a process in place to ensure no "back-ups"/long waits at each obstacle? We certainly did not get our money's worth of zip lining on this evening:

This past Saturday night, we surprised my son and took him and a couple of his friends (ages 13, 14 and 15) so they could experience the park in the evening. The weather was absolutely perfect and they couldn't wait to get started!

After training, off they went ... huge smiles on their faces and high-fiving all the way to the start of the courses. As parents, we thought we'd earned some brownie points and high-fived as well!

When we came back at 10pm for pick-up, to our shock and surprise, all 3 of them were sitting on a bench looking pretty despondent and the mood was somber (the complete opposite of when we left). I asked how things went and they said it was a huge disappointment. They didn't get to zipline much during the 2 hours they were there and clearly, they were upset. We were all hoping that this would be a night for them to remember and felt awful for the boys. We rode home in silence, and in an attempt to salvage the evening, I promised we'd go again and perhaps even try another park in the area. That perked them up a little.

Apparently, it was great at first, especially when they felt like they had the park to themselves after 3-4 obstacles. Then all of a sudden, they caught up with a group of 3 20-something year old girls. This is when things went awry.

These girls took an inordinate amount of time getting from one obstacle to the next. They'd start out by taking numerous selfies and then waited for each girl to get to the other side before moving onto the next platform. They used this "process" (selfies first, then waiting for each other on the other side of the ziplines before starting the next) the entire way through the obstacle. By the time the boys finished this 1 single obstacle (well over an hour!) all the others in the park (the ones they really wanted to hit) were shut down. The only ones left were the easy ones (purple and yellow).

I asked if there was an employee in the park who either went with them as a guide or was simply walking around and monitoring the pace at which people moved through the obstacles, thinking that this could have helped to move these girls along. The boys said no and there was absolutely nothing they could do to address the situation. They basically felt "trapped" and just followed behind these girls.

I thought that by sharing this experience with you (vs. complain about it on social media), you'd have a chance to address what could possibly be an ongoing problem that others have encountered. It surprised me that there aren't staff members walking around through the park (or even "stationed" at platforms), ensuring that the traffic is flowing and people are moving at a good pace through the obstacles.

While the whole concept of ziplining in the evening was super exciting, we may just opt to go during the day. I'm hoping they'll want to give SS Adventure Park another try!

Thanks for the opportunity to share this feedback.

23 days ago

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