• Challenge on the peak

    Ropes course on Roxy Ann Peak helps people test their mettle
  • A new outdoor obstacle course on Medford's Roxy Ann Peak isn't just another way for thrill-seekers to tackle a physical challenge.
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    • If you go
      What: Prescott Park Challenge Course open days; cost is $30 for kids, $45 for adults; preregistration required
      When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, July 14 (families with children 8 and older) and ...
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      If you go
      What: Prescott Park Challenge Course open days; cost is $30 for kids, $45 for adults; preregistration required

      When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, July 14 (families with children 8 and older) and Aug. 18 (adults 18 and older)

      Where: Prescott Park, East Medford

      To register: Call city of Medford Parks & Recreation at 541-774-2400

      For more information: See www.playmedford.com
  • 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."
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