The highly anticipated Ropes Course at Mercer County Park is set to open 

Many residents have been waiting for the newest Mercer County Park Ropes Course attraction to open up. The course is set to open to a limited number of individuals and a few members of the Mercer County Park Commission on September 10. 

The Park Commission has contracted with the Philadelphia Outward Bound School to oversee programming for the inaugural fall season of the ropes course operations. After years of planning, strategizing, and finally building, the ropes challenge course is scheduled to open on Sunday, Sept. 10 for patrons 12 and older. The ropes course contains 12 “challenges” or elements, including the Zigzag, Swinging Logs, and the Postman’s Walk. Each challenge gives the participant the opportunity to use their balance, focus, and teamwork skills.

“This active recreation structure is a fun way to bring people together and to challenge themselves,” said County Executive Brian M. Hughes. “I applaud the Park Commission for its forward-thinking leadership and I thank them for taking the test runs on my behalf!”
Ropes Course Programming will be offered on a limited number of specific dates beginning Sept.10 and running through mid-November. Please visit for dates of operation.

Please see the ropes course page at for more information on minimum/maximum weight, fees, and pre-registration for some courses. 

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