Originally published May 11, 2018
Yesterday, I got to experience one of the coolest new places in Philadelphia – Treetop Quest Philly! It’s taken about five years to get this aerial adventure park in Fairmount Park up and running, and boy is it worth the wait! Since I’m extremely pregnant, my two-year old and I played photographers and cheerleaders while my four-year old daughter and adventure-loving sister tried out the course.
Safety is a priority here. All users start their session with an equipment tutorial and safety training led by the Treetop Quest Philly staff. One thing you’ll have to master is the belay system. This safety line keeps you continually connected so it’s impossible to fall. Then, you’re off to the course!
We started with the Chick Pea course, and my daughter was the first kid to break this in! This special section is designated for the little guys (ages 4-6) in a gated section at the front of the park. The obstacles include ladders, logs, cargo nets, and floating stairs. Adult supervision is required for this; however, adults will stay on the ground to monitor. Treetop Quest staff will intervene if necessary. The kids need to move their belay line around at points, so they need to be able to handle that task. It was a little tough for my daughter, so we just made it through a rope net 😊.
The full course is a sight! Everywhere you look, there are obstacles like floating logs, zip lines, rock walls, rope swings, ladders, and more! Ages 7-11 can choose from 4 different courses. Level 3 is mostly zip lines!
Ages 12 and up have additional access to Level 4, the hardest of them all! Level 4 takes you 60 feet up in the air!
As a spectator, it was nice to be able to walk around and watch my sister complete the obstacles. My kids got a kick out of watching her too! It’s impressive stuff!
Porta potties are available on-site for when nature calls.
Have no fear about the rain either. This park is built for the weather, so a little rain will not hinder your plans. It actually started to rain a little while we were there and it was no big deal. It just makes your heart pound a little faster 😊.
Tickets can be purchased at the park or advance online. Buying online will save you about $2 a ticket. But to celebrate the Grand Opening this weekend, you can save 20% using the code PHILLYOPEN.
The park will be open weekends only from May 12-June 3, 2018. It will be open all days throughout July and August, then back to weekends from September-November. Hours of operation can be found on their calendar.