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Ready for adventure! New kids' playland opens in Perham

The PACC hosted a grand opening for their brand new Adventureland on Thursday, Oct. 27.

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The Perham Area Community Center hosted Adventureland's grand opening on Thursday, Oct. 27.
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A kid climbs in the new PACC Adventureland during the grand opening.
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PERHAM — Adventureland at the Perham Area Community Center is now open and ready for fun. After a previous soft opening for members, the center hosted a grand opening on Thursday, Oct. 27 for area families and their kids to play in the brand-new structure. PACC Executive Director Leigh Shebeck said that both openings went well.

"We had a good sign-up," he said. "We had a great turnout."

The structure features a lookout tower, a bridge swing, a rope ladder ramp, a wave tunnel, slides, different obstacles and more.

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With towers, slides and rope ladders, Adventureland is open and ready for play.
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Kids were running, yelling and playing through the structure at the grand opening, and parents smiled as they watched and played with them. Jenni Graff, one of the parents at Adventureland with her two kids — a 19-month-old and a four-year-old — had a great time at both openings.

"I think it's going to be awesome," Graff said. "(My kids) love it. We knew we were coming to meet some friends today, and they were so excited last night at eight o'clock, couldn't wait. They woke up this morning ready to go … Kids really need to burn energy, and this is the perfect outlet for that. So we're lucky to have it."

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Kids 2-12 years old can play in Adventureland with adult supervision.
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Adventureland's hours are 8 a.m. - 7 p.m., meaning that they're open for about 11 hours a day. The space is available to rent for birthday parties with up to 10 guests.

For more information on Adventureland, go to perhamareacommunitycenter.net/adventureland . The PACC can be reached at 218-346-7222 or frontdesk@perhamareacommunitycenter.net.

Elizabeth (she/her), 23, graduated with a degree in Journalism and Communications from the University of Wisconsin–Stout in 2020. Elizabeth has always had a passion for telling stories about people and specializes in community features, which she uses for her Perham-centered content.
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