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Outdoor Fun and Drive-In Movies at Quarry Park Adventures

Looking for some outdoor fun? Or perhaps some nostalgia with a drive-in movie? Quarry Park Adventures has it all – even in the time of COVID-19!

It should come as no shock to you that I’ve been itching to get some excitement and fun in my life this year. After being cooped up for months, social distancing and not seeing people in person (with the exception of grocery store clerks), my family was thrilled to visit Quarry Park Adventures when they opened back up. Quarry Park Adventures opened in Rocklin, California, in October 2018. Talk about local adventure practically in my backyard!

Outdoor Fun at Quarry Park Adventures

Quarry Park Adventures is filled with fun for thrill seekers of all levels. They’ve got zip lines, aerial adventures, rock climbing, a free fall, rappelling, via ferrata, paddle boats and a kidz kove. This fall, Quarry Park Adventures has added drive-in movies on the weekends. Catch a different family-friendly movie each Friday and Saturday night, for just $25 per car.

For our first big local outing since COVID-19 became a thing, we opted for a day at Quarry Park Adventures! I recommend a full day because in the 4-hours we had, we were only able to do a handful of the activities offered. After the safety video and instructions, you don’t end up with quite 4 hours so more time would be great. There are some courses and things we didn’t have time to get to. After playing all you day you can leave and grab a bite to eat before coming back to the drive-in!

Quarry Park Adventures is adhering to local mandates with social distancing and wearing masks when coming within 6-feet of anyone not in your family. Every staff member is masked and ready to help any way they can. Because it can get hot in the quarry, they even have several stations with water bottles so you can stay hydrated. Guests’ health and safety is definitely a priority. Before beginning your adventure everyone must watch a safety video and test out their equipment with the supervision and help from staff.

We had such a fantastic time testing our skills and bravery on the aerial adventure. Bea was a little terrified at some of the tasks, but she did it and finished with such a sense of accomplishment. My favorite was the zip lines because soaring through the air is exhilarating and the views aren’t bad either!

A few of the kids tried their hand at rock climbing, which was fun because there are several different courses to choose from, with varying difficulty. There really is something for all skill levels and varying courageousness. 

Drive-In at Quarry Park Adventures

Regarding the drive-in at Quarry Park Adventures, they limit the number of cars that can come in, and stagger them with taller vehicles in the back so everyone can see. The screen isn’t as big as some drive-in movie theaters, but it’s big enough and definitely fun for something different! We took a couple of the kids’ friends with us to see Guardians of the Galaxy and they all had a blast. They have a table set up with snacks for purchase, but we brought our own and shared between our two carloads. This is definitely a fun activity and outing for a fall weekend in Placer County! I love that local businesses like this one are thriving and striving to do all they can to stay open while accommodating those of us who are itching to get out of the house!


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