A new outdoor obstacle course on Medford's Roxy Ann Peak isn't just another way for thrill-seekers to tackle a physical challenge.
"You also have emotional and intellectual fitness you can tap into," says Erik Marter, co-owner of Synergo, which built the course.
The Prescott Park Challenge Course is a system of ropes, wires, swings, platforms and ladders — suspended 2 to 40 feet off the ground — among trees in the 1,740-acre city park. Opened in April, the course typically requires advance reservation by a large group, but two city-sponsored days this summer will give families and adults of all ages a chance to take the challenge.
"For the Rogue Valley, this was pretty special," says Sheri Richmond-Getty, a Medford nurse who toured the park on its opening day. "I would be interested in seeing how it would push me."