Adventure Park at Grants Mill

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Adventure Park at Grants Mill was a private outdoor amusement park located in the parking lot of the Grants Mill Station shopping center on Kilgore Memorial Drive in Irondale.

The park was initially created by shopping center owner Mark Gold of Skyline International Developments. It opened in September 2013 with a 1,200 foot, two-level zip line and a miniature golf course as its first attractions. A large inflatable gorilla was temporarily installed at the top of the hill, visible from the road below, to advertise the attraction.

Additional activities at the Adventure Park included two rope courses, a trampoline/bungee dome, a 24-foot climbing wall, pedal karts and children's playground area. The aerial courses were advertised as, "built to the standards of the Association of Challenge Course Technology (ACCT)".

A new company, Adventure Park at Grants Mill LLC, was incorporated in 2016 by Rene Cain of the Edge Theater Group to operate the amusement in partnership with the adjoining Train Escape attraction and the Steel City Jump Park at Crestwood Festival Center.

On March 16, 2018 inspectors for the Irondale Fire Department found dozens of issues requiring correction in order for the business to comply with the National Fire Protection Association's "Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace," which was adopted as code by the City of Irondale. Most of the violations were described as broken conduits or outlet boxes leading to the exposure of electrical wiring. The owners closed the attraction and hauled away the apparatus in early May.

References

  • Edgemon, Erin (May 11, 2018) "Safety violations shutter Adventure Park in Irondale." The Birmingham News