Design concept for Tucker Boulder Park.
Tucker Boulder Park is a public climbing park located in Davis, West Virginia.
Staying true to Tucker County’s character, the Boulder Park has created an aesthetically-pleasing, welcoming space, both for local residents and for those that visit the mountain to escape the confines of city and suburban life.
The public park is designed to feature three custom-designed artificial boulders, with routes catering to all ages and skill levels. Design elements include adaptive features for challenged climbers. Two of the boulders have been installed allowing the park to open in August 2017. The small boulder is designed specifically for young climbers and the larger boulder for novices and experts alike. The medium boulder will satisfy everything in between. The ground is covered with tons of rubberized mulch to allow for soft landings and courageous experimentation.
What Does the park look like?
Tucker Boulder Park is modeled after an existing park in Jackson Hole, Wyoming: the Teton Boulder Project. The photos below come courtesy of that park (and/or Entre-Prises, the company that manufactured the boulders). They provide a glimpse of how the Tucker Boulder Park may look (with your help!).
- Climbing offers real health benefits:
- Improved cardiovascular health.
- Weight loss.
- Better-toned muscles.
- Climbing offers amazing variety: routes for every skill and fitness level.
- Climbing gets you outside!
- Climbing brings people together; you never know who you’ll meet on the rock.
- Conquering a tricky route gives you a great sense of accomplishment.