Why Municipalities Should Choose CDI to Build Their Aerial Adventure Course

Why Municipalities Should Choose CDI to Build Their Aerial Adventure Course

As municipalities across the country look to provide their communities with engaging, challenging, and transformative outdoor recreation opportunities, the demand for high-quality aerial adventure courses has never been higher. These immersive experiences not only offer thrilling physical challenges, but also foster personal growth, teambuilding, and a deeper connection with nature and the community.

When it comes to selecting a contractor to design and construct an aerial adventure course, municipalities have a critical decision to make. The right partner can mean the difference between a successful, long-lasting attraction that captivates visitors and a project plagued by safety concerns, budget overruns, and community dissatisfaction.

That's why Challenge Design Innovations (CDI) (our parent company) should be at the top of every municipality's list. As a leading provider of innovative ropes courses, zip lines, climbing walls, and other adventure park equipment and services, CDI has the expertise, resources, and commitment to quality that municipalities can trust.

In this  blog post, we'll explore the key reasons why CDI is the ideal choice for municipalities looking to build an exceptional aerial adventure course that will serve their community for years to come.

Unparalleled Experience and Expertise

At the heart of CDI's success is their deep well of experience and expertise in the adventure industry. With over 40 years of designing, building, and maintaining challenge courses and adventure parks, the CDI team has an unmatched level of knowledge and skill.

"We've worked with cities and counties of all sizes to bring their aerial adventure visions to life," says CDI's president, Corey Wall. "Our team has the technical know-how, creative problem-solving abilities, and project management capabilities to ensure every course we build exceeds expectations."

This extensive experience spans a wide range of adventure park equipment and facilities, including:

- Ropes courses
- Zip lines
- Climbing walls
- Tactical training courses
- Experiential learning environments
- And more

Whether a municipality is looking to construct a brand-new aerial adventure park or upgrade an existing facility, CDI has the proven track record to get the job done right.

Commitment to Safety and Compliance

When it comes to adventure park equipment and facilities, safety must be the top priority. Municipalities have a responsibility to their community to ensure any attractions they provide meet the highest safety standards and comply with all relevant regulations.

This is where CDI truly shines. The company is deeply committed to safety, with rigorous quality control measures and a comprehensive approach to risk management woven into every aspect of their work.

"Safety is non-negotiable for us," affirms Wall. "We don't just meet industry standards – we exceed them at every turn. Our team is highly trained, our equipment is meticulously maintained, and our processes are designed to reduce even the slightest possibility of an accident."

CDI's safety-first approach includes:

- Adherence to ACCT (Association for Challenge Course Technology) and ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) standards
- Accredited by the ACCT - CDI's work is inspected by 3rd parties to show they do, in fact, meet the vigorous standards vs just making the claim in marketing material. 
- Comprehensive staff training and certification programs
- Detailed inspection and maintenance protocols
- Cutting-edge safety equipment and systems
- Ongoing risk assessments and mitigation strategies

By partnering with CDI, municipalities can have complete confidence that their aerial adventure course will be a secure and compliant attraction for their community.

Innovative, Custom-Designed Experiences

While safety and compliance are essential, municipalities also want an aerial adventure course that captivates and delights their visitors. This is where CDI's creativity and design expertise truly shine.

"We don't just build cookie-cutter adventure parks," explains Wall. "Every project we take on is custom-designed to reflect the unique character, environment, and needs of the community it serves."

CDI's design process begins with a deep dive into the municipality's vision, goals, and target audience. Their team of experienced designers and engineers then leverages the latest industry trends, cutting-edge technologies, and proven design principles to craft a one-of-a-kind aerial adventure experience.

This commitment to innovation and customization is evident in CDI's portfolio of projects, which includes:

- Thrilling zip line courses that soar over lush forest canopies
- Challenging ropes courses that wind through dramatic rock formations
- Immersive climbing walls that mimic the region's natural terrain
- Tactical training facilities that prepare first responders for real-world scenarios
- Experiential learning environments that foster teambuilding and personal growth

By working closely with municipalities to understand their specific needs and desires, CDI is able to deliver aerial adventure courses that captivate visitors, reflect the community's identity, and stand the test of time.

Turnkey Project Management

For municipalities, the prospect of undertaking a major adventure park construction project can be daunting. From securing permits and managing budgets to coordinating with subcontractors and overseeing construction, the logistical challenges can be overwhelming.

This is where CDI's comprehensive project management capabilities truly shine. As a turnkey provider, CDI handles every aspect of the aerial adventure course development process, allowing municipalities to focus on their core responsibilities.

"We take pride in being a true partner to the municipalities we work with," says Wall. "Our team manages the entire project lifecycle, from initial planning and design to final construction, training of your staff, and ongoing maintenance. This ensures a seamless, stress-free experience for our clients."

CDI's turnkey project management services include:

- Site assessment and feasibility analysis
- Permitting and regulatory compliance
- Detailed design and engineering
- Procurement of high-quality equipment and materials
- Construction management and oversight
- Training for course staff and certification
- Ongoing inspection and maintenance programs

By entrusting their aerial adventure course project to CDI, municipalities can rest assured that every detail will be handled with the utmost care and professionalism, allowing the final attraction to be a true source of pride for the community.

Commitment to Sustainability and the Environment

As municipalities increasingly prioritize environmental sustainability and stewardship, CDI's approach to aerial adventure course development aligns perfectly with these values.

"We understand that the communities we work with place a high value on protecting the natural environment," explains Wall. "That's why sustainability is a core tenet of our design and construction processes."

CDI's commitment to sustainability manifests in several key ways:

Eco-Friendly Materials and Construction Practices: CDI utilizes sustainable, low-impact materials and construction techniques that minimize the environmental footprint of their projects. This includes the use of locally sourced, renewable resources, as well as energy-efficient building methods.

Preservation of Natural Landscapes: When designing aerial adventure courses, CDI's team works diligently to preserve the existing natural landscape, integrating the course seamlessly into the surrounding environment. This ensures the attraction enhances rather than detracts from the community's natural assets.

Ongoing Maintenance and Stewardship: CDI provides comprehensive maintenance and inspection programs to ensure their aerial adventure courses remain in optimal condition for years to come. This proactive approach helps extend the lifespan of the attraction and reduces the need for costly repairs or replacements.

Environmental Education and Awareness Many of CDI's aerial adventure course projects incorporate educational elements that foster a deeper appreciation for the natural world and inspire visitors to become better environmental stewards.

By partnering with CDI, municipalities can be confident that their aerial adventure course will be a shining example of sustainable, eco-conscious development that aligns with the community's values and priorities.

Unparalleled Customer Service and Support

Ultimately, the success of an aerial adventure course project hinges not just on the quality of the final product, but also on the level of support and service provided by the contractor. This is another area where CDI truly excels.

"We understand that our clients are entrusting us with a major investment in their community," says Wall. "That's why we're committed to providing an exceptional customer experience from start to finish, and beyond."

CDI's customer service and support offerings include:

- Dedicated project managers who serve as the primary point of contact throughout the entire development process
- Responsive communication and timely updates to ensure municipalities are always informed and involved
- Comprehensive training programs for your staff to ensure they can safely and effectively operate the aerial adventure course
- Ongoing maintenance and inspection services to keep the attraction in peak condition

"Our goal is to be a true partner to the municipalities we work with, not just a one and done contractor," explains Wall "We're invested in the long-term success of each and every aerial adventure course we build, and we'll be there to support our clients every step of the way."

Proven Track Record of Success

Ultimately, the most compelling reason for municipalities to choose CDI as their aerial adventure course contractor is the company's proven track record of delivering exceptional results.

Over the past 40 years, CDI has worked with hundreds of municipalities across the country, helping them transform their communities with innovative and engaging adventure park experiences. Their portfolio of successful projects is a testament to their expertise, commitment, and unwavering dedication to quality.

"We're incredibly proud of the work we've done and the partnerships we've built with municipalities over the years," says Wall. "Each project we complete is a source of joy and pride, not just for our team, but for the entire community that gets to enjoy the final result."

From thrilling zip line courses that draw visitors from around the region to immersive ropes courses that foster personal growth and teambuilding, CDI's aerial adventure attractions have consistently exceeded expectations and become beloved community assets.


When it comes to building an exceptional aerial adventure course, municipalities have a critical decision to make in selecting the right contractor. With unparalleled experience, a steadfast commitment to safety and compliance, innovative design capabilities, turnkey project management, and an unwavering focus on sustainability and customer service, Challenge Design Innovations (CDI) is the clear choice.

By partnering with CDI, municipalities can be confident that their aerial adventure course will be a transformative, long-lasting attraction that captivates visitors, aligns with community values, and serves as a source of pride for years to come. With CDI's expertise and support, municipalities can unlock the full potential of their outdoor recreation offerings and create truly unforgettable experiences for their communities.

So if you're a city or county looking to bring the thrill and wonder of an aerial adventure course to your community, look no further than Challenge Design Innovations. Contact our team today to start planning your next transformative project.