Bear Lake adventure park opens Sat. June 8

Patrick Bentley was the Program Coordinator for the Utah State University's Challenge Course. He joined up with Webb and the two have worked side by side designing the ropes course, zip lines, climbing walls and some of the other activities at the new facility.

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.

A couple of workers take test runs on the 350-foot slide with a magic carpet to bring people to the top of the slide. The slide is part of Bridgerland Adventure Park above Garden City.

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.

Bridgerland Adventure Park is located on the southeast side of Eagle Feather in Shundahai (west of Logan Rd.). The construction is on its final stages.

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.

Test riders at Bridgerland Adventure Park take the magic carpet to the top of the slides.

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.

Garrett Carlisle spruces up the kitchen after cooking dinner for the crew working on Bridgerland Adventure Park. He said he has been a cook since he was 12 years old.

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.”

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9 Comments

  • Jared June 8, 2019 at 9:51 am Reply

    What are the house of operation and admission fees?

  • Laurie Griffin-Kolar June 8, 2019 at 12:30 pm Reply

    What are the fees for everything. Zip lining, the slides etc. ??

  • Michele Barrett June 8, 2019 at 3:04 pm Reply

    Can I please get more information as prices, hours, any group rates.
    Thank you.

  • Angela Stearns June 8, 2019 at 9:12 pm Reply

    Just would like a price for the park! We are at garden city for 4 days.

  • Dawna Webb June 9, 2019 at 9:17 am Reply

    For information on Bridgerland Adventure Park, check us out on Instagram @blap_garden City and on our website (still under construction) at http://www.blap.rocks

  • Ajay Salvesen June 9, 2019 at 10:17 am Reply

    Hi everyone,
    I am the Marketing Director for the park.
    The prices for rides are as follows:
    5 dollars per person for the tubing hill (unlimited rides)
    5 dollars per ride for the Zorb ball hill
    Frisbee golf and kids playground is FREE
    As soon as we open the Wall climb, ropes bridge course & Big swing (Hope to open all 3 by the end of next week) we will have prices for those. The food is incredible. Hamburgers, Corn dogs, pizza and shakes. Any questions you can email me at:
    ajaysalvesen22@hotmail.com
    Thanks!

  • Karla June 11, 2019 at 9:43 pm Reply

    We’re looking forward to coming up this summer with our grandkids. Please bring some info to the shell gas station on the bear lake blvd. so we can give out info to people who come in the store. Tourists are always asking us what’s to do in the area. We’re excited to have more fun stuff to do in Bear lake👍🏼

  • Kathy price June 14, 2019 at 7:47 am Reply

    What time do you open today? June 14th

  • Nan June 14, 2019 at 9:56 am Reply

    Would be nice to have a map somewhere

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