FAQ’s for TreeRush Adventures at Fontenelle Forest
TreeRush Adventures provides climbing and zip lining excitement to fun-seekers ages four and up. The park’s two attractions – TreeRush Adventure Park and KidRush Adventure Park – include bridges, zip lines and swings made from wood, cable and rope just out the back door of the Fontenelle Forest Nature Center.
TreeRush Adventure Park suspends over 6 acres just north of the Nature Center. After an equipment briefing, guests ages 7 to adult climb into a main tree platform where they can choose from 7 different trails that are color coded according to level of difficulty. Trails are marked beginner to expert. They consist of 100 challenging elements made of rope, cable and wood, and include more than 10 zip lines. The most challenging trails are up to 55 feet above the ground.
KidRush Adventure Park is a climbing area like our signature park but built to scale for younger climbers ages 4 – 8. It includes two trails with 16 challenges for kids to do again and again. In KidRush, trails are just a couple feet above the ground, allowing pint-sized thrill-seekers a chance to experience the joy of physical accomplishment while a guardian walks beside them.
KidRush is ideal for ages 4 – 6 but may also be fun for ages 7 and 8. TreeRush Adventure Park – our signature attraction – is designed for climbers ages 7 through adult. Age restrictions do apply to some of our more difficult trails. Our more challenging trails may require a child to reach or step beyond his or her physical capability. This graph provides information about trail age recommendations.
|Yellow||Novice Courses||Beginner courses with platforms 10 – 12 feet above the ground.||
|Green||Intermediate Courses||Courses introduce climbers to heights up to 20 feet above the ground.||
|Blue||Advanced Courses||Courses introduces climbers to heights up to 35 feet above the ground and to crossings that require agility, balance and strength.||
|Black||Difficult Courses||A challenging course with heights up 55 feet above the ground and increasing demands for agility, balance, strength and stamina.||• Ages 12 – 14
with an adult companion, or
• Age 15 – Adult
The main entrance to TreeRush Adventures is at the Fontenelle Forest Nature Center, located a 1111 Bellevue Blvd N in Bellevue, NE. The park is less than six miles from Omaha’s Old Market. Free parking is provided at the Nature Center.
TreeRush Adventures is open for general admission from March 1 to Nov. 30. Summer hours (Memorial Day – Labor Day) are 9:00 am – 9:00 pm daily. September Hours are Sunday – Thursday from 9 am – 7 pm & Friday – Saturday 9am – 8 pm. Hours are adjusted during fall, winter, and spring, so it is best to check our Facebook Page or contact TreeRush Adventures for up-to-date hours of operation. Park phone: (402) 316-7038. Park website: www.TreeRush.com.
Climbers typically reserve a timed ticket for two hours of climbing. Each guest climbs through the trees at his or her pace and each trail can require 15-30 minutes to complete. Upon completion of one trail, a climber returns to the main tree platform to repeat the same trail or select another trail, continuing for the duration of their timed ticket. KidRush also provides two hours of adventure. Each guest decides how much of their time they use for climbing. Most want to climb every minute they can!
General Admission Tickets can be reserved on-line at www.TreeRush.com. Our ticketing system provides park guests an easy way to reserve their check-in time. Guests who make online reservations find entry into the park is smooth and easy! We recommend filling out an on-line waiver prior to arrival. Walk-ins are welcome. Our team members will get you into the trees a quickly as space in the park allows. Groups of 10 or more should contact our Group Sales Office at least 24 hours in advance of a desired date to make a special reservation. When you make your reservation, you will receive a confirmation email and a link to an on-line waiver so that all members of your party can complete waivers before arriving at the park.
General Admission prices for 2-hour tickets are as follows:
|TreeRush Ages 12+||$45|
|TreeRush Ages 7 – 11||$39|
|KidRush Ages 4 – 8||$12|
Yes. The discount for these guests is 10% off regularly priced general admission tickets. The discount cannot be applied to Early Bird or Night Owl tickets and cannot be combined with other special offers.
We understand that plans can change at the last minute. If you need to cancel your general admission adventure, you can do so up until the time of your scheduled reservation. When you do, a gift card will be automatically generated and emailed to you. This gift card can be used toward a future climb at the park. You can use the total value of this gift card in one visit, or in multiple visits. If you do not cancel your reservation before your scheduled arrival time, no gift card or reservation will be issued. Group reservations scheduled with our group sales office may be subject to other policies and will be discussed when making your reservation.
Absolutely! In fact, TreeRush Adventures will be one of the most popular birthday destinations in Greater Omaha. Book parties at least seven days in advance to receive a significant discount for five or more guests. Our 2-hour parties include a reserved table, a dedicated party host and special attention during harnessing, briefing and practice in preparation for climbing. Each guest will receive park swag and a BOGO pass for a future visit. The guest of honor will receive a swag bag including a pass for a free return visit to TreeRush Adventures.
TreeRush Adventures at Fontenelle Forest is a magnet for outdoor-fun-loving kids, teens and adults. Groups of 10 or more can reserve starting times with seasonally available special rates. Local and visiting groups of students, scouts, youth groups, families, co-workers, sports teams, singles, conventioneers, and active adult tours climb in the park. We also provide team bonding and team development programs for corporate clients, community organizations, students, teams, and clubs. Spaces fill up quickly. Call (402) 316-7038 for reservations.
Guests of TreeRush Adventures are not required to purchase tickets to Fontenelle Forest in order to climb or zip. TreeRush Adventures and Fontenelle Forest are separately ticketed activities. Admission to TreeRush Adventures does not include access to Fontenelle Forest exhibits and walking trails.
Observers can receive a complimentary admission to pathways and observation areas under the aerial trails of TreeRush Adventures.
All climbers wear state-of-the-art harnesses and climbing equipment that meets the highest industry standards. Climbing equipment employs “double-clipped-on” technology designed to keep the climber continuously connected to a secure cable throughout their time in the trees. Climbers receive an equipment briefing and opportunities to practice before climbing into treetops. Course staff members monitor climbers while they are in the air. These monitors are nearby to offer encouragement, advice, or assistance as needed.
TreeRush Adventures provides color-coded trails to make it easy to choose a climb that provides the level of challenge you seek. Beginners develop their confidence and climbing skills on 2 Yellow trails. Intermediate climbers enjoy the challenge of 2 Green trails and 2 Blue trails. Our most athletic climbers enjoy the challenge of our Black Diamond trail that spans through the trees up to 55 feet above the forest floor.
Most people who have an active lifestyle and are in good health should not have any difficulty completing many of the trails. Climbers proceed at their own pace and are welcome to take periodic breaks. Remember, climbers can choose trails within their comfort levels. Please, however, consult a doctor prior to participating if you have a pre-existing medical condition or injury that could be aggravated by engaging in this activity.
TreeRush Adventures is built and operates in accordance to the standards of the ACCT (Association for Challenge Course Technology). The ACCT standards are among the most stringent ropes course safety standards in the world.
When inclement weather arrives, TreeRush Adventures responds much like a golf course or a swimming pool facility. The park remains open during rain, but climbing is suspended in the event of thunder, lighting, or damaging winds.
Wear well-fitting clothing that won’t hang loose or get tangled in cables or ropes. We advise tying back long hair and removing all jewelry. Sneakers or hiking shoes are recommended. Flip-flops, sandals and open-toed or open-healed shoes are not acceptable.
A harness, climbing gear, and gloves are provided with the purchase of your climb. New gloves also are available for purchase. Personal gloves may be used.
Our weight limit is 275 pounds and all guests must fit into harnesses provided in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications.
All participants will receive an adequate equipment briefing and time to practice before climbing, so lessons are not required. If desired, however, climbers can make advance arrangements to hire a guide by contacting our group sales office: (402) 316-7038.
The Fontenelle Forest gift shop provides a selection of drinks and snacks during most park operating hours. When the gift shop is closed, drinks and snacks are available at the TreeRush Adventures harnessing center. We are happy to help you with catering options for birthday parties, team parties, family celebrations, group picnics, and corporate events. Call (402) 316-7038 for catering information.