A Logan businessman bought eight acres of ground off of Hwy 89 in Garden City and is putting the final touches on a unique recreational facility. It will open on Saturday June 8 at noon. The park includes zip lines, rope courses and a 350-foot slide with a magic carpet to bring people to the top of the slide.
Don and Claire Webb have been working on Bridgerland Adventure Park, located on the southeast side of Eagle Feather in Shundahai (west of Logan Rd.), for three plus years.
The roomy log lodge has a large gathering room and a large covered patio overlooking Bear Lake and most of the valley. There are three four-story towers that house two zip lines. There is also a nine-hole Frisbee golf course. The Zorb Ball, made of transparent plastic, is expected to be a popular attraction. Visitors can climb inside the large orb and roll down the hill. The Webbs have made the family-friendly park to appeal to Bear Lake visitors for the summer months. During the rest of the year, it will be used for corporate leadership training.
Patrick Bentley was the Program Coordinator for the Utah State University Challenge Course. He joined up with Webb and the two have worked side-by-side designing the ropes course, zip lines and some of the other activities at the new facility.
Bentley made a name for himself as the USU Challenge Course manager for 14 years. He is certified by the Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT) and he is a Level II Facilitator. Bentley is one of the only ACCT certified Challenge Course Managers in Cache Valley.
He has been designing and implementing experiential education programs for the past 14 years. He has spearheaded leadership workshops, presenter trainings, corporate retreats, youth conferences, athletic teams, military programs, couples retreats, family and blended family retreats, and group date nights.
“It’s really nice to work for someone who shares your enthusiasm for this kind of work,” he said. “Claire is excited about what we are doing and that makes me excited to be here.”
Patrick received his Master’s degree from USU in Instructional Design with an emphasis in Adventure Programming and his Bachelor’s degree from USU in Parks and Recreation.
Bentley said safety is a big focus of their work.
The facility includes a kitchen that will serve hamburgers, hot dogs, french fries and other options. They are trying to create a unique dining experience with a lot of options.
“We were hoping to be done by now” Claire said. “But the weather has slowed us down a little.”