We're thrilled to announce that the high ropes challenge course is complete in San Francisco's John McLaren Park built in conjunction with San Francisco Parks and Recreation. This is a huge step toward our missions of increasing equitable access to all of the benefits that come from meaningful outdoor experiences and programming, providing students from the neighborhood and beyond an opportunity to become stewards of nature.
Schools and non-profit groups that serve students from low-income communities will receive up to 75 percent scholarship for a day on the course, with students themselves typically attending free of charge.
One Saturday each month, the course is open and free to the community, led by skilled Outward Bound instructors. The number of participants will be limited and spots may be reserved by signing up online. This sign up form will become available when the course is completed and programs are safely running. Want to stay updated on our progress? Sign up for our newsletter here.
We have been approved by the Health and Safety department of San Francisco Recreation and Parks to operate with small teams on the Challenge Course beginning in November. Contact us to learn more about how to get your team out to the course.
The ropes course consists of nine "high" climbing activities in which participants embark on a series of challenges several feet off of the ground while safely secured in harnesses, with several of these elements involving multiple participants at once. These elements encourage participants to trust in themselves and their teammates. These elements are complemented by our “low-course,” where teams tackle challenges low to the ground to develop confidence, team cohesion, and leadership.
“McLaren Park has been an important neighborhood space for both children and adults for generations,” said Mayor London Breed. “We are always looking for new ways for our public spaces to better serve our community and the new ropes course will be a welcome addition.”
Interested in booking a program for your group, or want more information on our costs and availability? Use the contact form to let us know about your group and get in touch!
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