High Ropes Obstacle Course and Pho for Lunch (Durham)

*Even though 13 are RSVP'd on this Meetup, it seems only 8 are registered and 2 are wait-listed (per Durham Parks and Recreation).

High Ropes Obstacle Course

Durham's Parks and Recreation has an amazing obstacle ropes course situated in Bethesda Park in Durham. It is only open for team building programs and private events, however several times a year they offer the public a way to sample the course (which they call "High Ropes Discovery Days"). At the end of the course you can choose to exit via giant swing or by zip line.


Date and Time: Saturday, December 7th 11:00am to 12:30pm.

Length: 1 hour and 30 mins.

Cost: $13

Where: Bethesda Park in Durham.

Available Space: There are only 10 spots and RSVP'ing to this Meetup event doesn't guarantee a spot. Durham Parks and Recreation handles it so please see the directions below on how to get a spot. This event is open to the public so it's not exclusive to our Meetup group. November is already full, but there's still space in December!

There are other time slots but I picked the 11:00am slot because I work later that day.


How to register for the event:

1) Click this link and go to "Request New Account": https://online.activenetwork.com/dprplaymore/Start/Start.asp

2) Register an account to get your Login ID and Account PIN. THIS DOESN'T HAPPEN INSTANTLY. It may take a day or two to get your account processed.

3) Once your account is registered, click on the above link again and enter this course ID: 12027.

4) Click ADD to purchase a spot. If you are a non-Durham resident it is $13, if you are a Durham resident it should just be $8.

5) See you at Bethesda Park! 

6) Vietnamese lunch at Pho 9n9 afterwards at 1:00pm.

*Durham's Park and Recreation website keeps track of how much space is left, so you'll know if there is availability.


If there is enough interest maybe we can do a private event just for us, but for now this is just a sampling. :)

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  • Lauren

    I'm sore today, kids...yowza

    December 8, 2013

  • Sal

    And for everyone's viewing pleasure, I present to you Manny doing the Giant Swing with appropriate background music added. Enjoy!


    2 · December 7, 2013

    • Uriah

      Sal's got skills

      December 8, 2013

  • Sal

    Sooo much fun! The "Swing" is a must #wreckingballmoment! Great catching up with old friends and meeting new ones :D

    1 · December 7, 2013

    • Uriah

      yeah, this was a good one. didn't we agree that disc golf was next? we should at least bought Manny lunch today for all the effort he puts into herding us cats!

      1 · December 7, 2013

  • Manny

    btw u can actually park next to course, go past gate

    December 7, 2013

  • Manny

    Hey ya'll, cya soon!

    December 7, 2013

  • semaj m.

    Well, I still haven't seen anything from Durham Parks and Rec, so I suppose I won't be able to attend. I'll keep an eye for the next ropes course!

    December 6, 2013

    • Manny

      Of course Semaj, there will always be next time. Thanks for interest and I'm hoping we can do another one soon. :)

      December 6, 2013

  • Manny

    Okay I spoke with Durham Parks and Recreation and the max for this event is 10 and if they have any last minute drop-outs they will notify those on the wait list.

    They do these kind of events several times a year and if we do it again I'll do my best to post early again. Thanks!

    November 18, 2013

    • Melissa

      Thx, Manny. Does you know how the will contact us?I'm thinking I need to go to the email I registered with at least daily to keep an eye out for an update.

      November 21, 2013

  • Manny

    Semaj and Melissa, unfortunately Durham Parks and Recreation is running this event and we are just piggy-backing onto it. 10 is the max for this event set by them. But I'll email the manager and see what they can do.

    November 4, 2013

    • Melissa

      Thank you! Please let me know if there is anyone I may contact. I can't believe they haven't set up any other dates for this course before winter. I am trying to find out more...

      November 6, 2013

  • semaj m.

    Boo...I've been waitlisted as well.

    November 2, 2013

  • Melissa

    I'm waitlisted...but registered as "Waitlisted"

    November 1, 2013

  • Manny

    So there are 2 out of 10 spots left according to the website (for our time slot). :)

    October 24, 2013

  • Uriah


    October 22, 2013

  • Erika

    I'm registered now.

    October 2, 2013

  • Sal

    I am registered as well

    October 1, 2013

  • Rose L.

    I'm registered

    October 1, 2013

  • Eric

    I'm registered too !

    September 30, 2013

  • Lauren

    Chad & I are registered!

    September 29, 2013

  • Manny

    ill give them a call on Monday and see if they can do 11.

    September 28, 2013

  • Manny


    September 28, 2013

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