Tips for Planning an Outdoor Group Outing During COVID-19
By The Adventure Park Team
As the weather starts to cool down a bit, it’s a great time of year to get outside with friends and family and do something fun together. And while the pandemic isn’t over, it’s still possible to plan a group get-together, from a birthday party to a corporate event to a school adventure that keeps health and safety considerations in mind. We know that group outings are tricky, particularly if they’re indoors, which is why The Adventure Park has been a popular outdoor destination for many during this time.
In this blog post, we’ll share some tips on how to plan a group activity, and then we’ll share what we’re doing to protect the health and safety of our guests at our Adventure Parks.
In general, here are some things to consider when planning in order to keep your group outing as safe as possible per CDC guidelines.
- Wear face coverings at all times
- Maintain the social distancing guidelines of 6 feet apart
- If you have tables, spread them out
- Sit with family members or people that you’ve already been exposed to
- Don’t share equipment
- Bring hand sanitizer
- Stay home if you’re not feeling well the day of the event
Be sure to consult guidance from your local public health department when planning your outing.
Safety Precautions at Adventure Parks
At our Adventure Parks, we take safety very seriously. We’re following all local and CDC guidelines, which include requiring face coverings indoors, on the group and main platform, and anywhere 6 feet of distance can’t be maintained.
For your group outing, we’ve reserved sections of the Parks as well as a reservation system to track and maintain capacity restrictions. We do require a signed waiver for each guest. The waivers are online, and you can fill them out prior to your event, so it’s one less thing to handle at the Park.
All of our employees are required to wear masks. During your safety orientation, we keep groups together and 6 feet away from other groups.
We also aren’t providing “community” gloves to our visitors right now. However, we highly recommend bringing your own gloves or purchasing a pair online or from our retail stores. You can use work gloves, garden gloves or bike gloves. Gloves will make gripping easier and prevent skin irritations and cuts.
We encourage you to watch our video on our safety precautions and read about the protocols we’ve implemented at our Parks.
And since the weather is getting cooler, check out our blog post on climbing and ziplining in cooler weather.
Book Your Group Outing
Are you ready to join us at one of our Parks? To learn more about group outings, select your Park location:
- Fairfield County – Bridgeport, CT
- Storrs, CT
- Long Island – Wheatley Heights, NY
- Nashville, TN
- Virginia Beach – Virginia Aquarium
From there, select Groups & Parties for more details on planning your group or birthday party.
For groups of 10 or more, we have a flexible cancellation policy in place, as well as added payment protections. More information is available on the Group FAQ section for your Park location or by downloading this overview. Your dedicated Group Sales Specialist can answer any questions.
Please share with your group that they need to bring a face covering to the Park, and encourage them to bring gloves. Also, remind them that they can fill out the waiver electronically so your group is ready to go once you get to the Park.
Although things may look a little different at the Parks, we’re open and ready to help you plan a fun gathering. If you have any questions, reach out to us or visit our Help Center. We look forward to seeing you in the trees soon!