Challenge Course Hosts Community Day

Published on June 06, 2016

The public is invited for a day of fun and adventure at the Eastern Kentucky University Challenge Course Community Day on Saturday, June 11.

During “grand re-opening” ceremonies from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., members of the community will have the opportunity to see and experience improvements made over the past year.

Visitors are invited to:

·        scale a 40-foot climbing wall and rappel down the other side.

·        step off into thin air on the course’s breath-taker swing for a rush of adrenaline.

·        take a 600-foot zip line across the lake (for those 12 and older)

Younger adventurers can enjoy a “bounce house” and yard games.

EKU’s challenge course is located on the southern periphery of the Richmond campus. To reach the course, turn from Lancaster Road onto (gravel) Carnes Road just south of Kit Carson Drive and the law enforcement complex. The road, marked by a “Challenge Course” sign on Lancaster, leads to a large gravel parking lot.

Visitors may also access the Challenge Course from behind the Stratton Building. Parking is available in the Perkins Lot across Kit Carson Drive. Though not available for even parking, the lot behind Stratton (access road between building and Lancaster Road) can serve as a drop-off area.

For more information, contact Adrienne Fike at or 859-622-5251.