At Synergy Woods, visitors can take their fun in two forms: vertical and horizontal. The former refers to the epicenter and highest point of the property, the Summit. Towering 50 feet in the air, this ropes course might be best described as an upright obstacle course, complete with three stories' worth of planks, bridges, and beams to traverse. A 600-foot zipline tethers the Summit to Synergy Woods' horizontal elements—five paintball fields. Spread across 35 acres, the fields host marker-wielding marauders as they storm wooden structures, crawl across grassy clearings, and tiptoe through wooded areas filled with manmade obstacles, including fences and enemy fighters holding very still.
Hearing a cacophony of three-shots burst into the air but unable to see where it's coming from, a player decides to force his foes to reveal their positions by waiting patiently in the roots of an uprooted tree. Such natural cover lies throughout the backwoods field at Valley City Paintball, where combatants traverse terrain from wooded hills to a creek bed to stacks of fallen timber. The referees maintain safe conditions for all levels of players, showing guests a safety video and leading a field briefing before supervising games such as Defend the Tree and two-team Card Collector with re-spawn. Overseen by veteran Brian Gunkelman––who served four years in the 82nd Airborne and currently continues service through the Ohio Air National Guard––Valley City's team members allow up to 28 players on the field at a time. They also encourage visitors to take advantage of the natural cover, whether by wearing ghillie suits or painting a watercolor still life during the thick of battle.
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Happy shouts float across Swings-N-Things Fun Park, whipping out of the mouths of captains ricocheting off one another in bumper boats and drivers speeding around the tracks in go karts. The satisfying clunk of colorful spheres falling into holes on the mini-golf course perks up ears in the sprawling complex of indoor and outdoor attractions. Children ages 10 and younger scramble their socked feet over slides and rides inside the Kids Korner indoor play area. Swings-N-Things Fun Park is easily accessible from the area's major highways.
Synergy Woods aims to be a way of giving back to the community by offering a safe place to have fun and expend pent-up energy. On a given day, visitors can enjoy a thrilling ride on a ropes course, which is complete with a 600-foot zipline, 50-foot quick jump, and over 15 unique elements—all utilizing safe equipment and staff with extensive training. Lively groups can also be found swarming the grounds amid the whispery noise of paintballs cruising through the fresh air. It's here where teams engage in fun competition, regardless of age, size, or skill level. When the park isn't busy entertaining armies of thrill-seekers, they also play host to United States military reserves tactical training, an exercise that fills the park with humvees and transport vehicles before they begin mock Medevac evacuations. To further build on its reputation, Synergy Woods hosts organizations such as the United Way, American Cancer Society, and St. Judes Children's Research while longtime supporting Local AR.