ASTANA – Gammy Adventure Rope Park is the spot for thrill seekers – a new type of entertainment with various routes and levels of complexity for adults and children. The park has interesting courses from one to two-and-a-half metres above the ground where anyone would feel like a real climber.
“Nobody will leave the complex unsatisfied,” said patrons.
About 1,000 visitor certificates have been sold on one discount service website in just a few days. Most visitors have positive comments both about the park and its employees. The only issue mentioned was the weather, so guests better pick a good day for their trip. After visiting the park people keep coming back again and again, said online reviews.
Gammy is a remarkable place for sports activities, leisure and family fun. It features lots of attractions like the trampoline with safety net and for those who seek more adventure, a trolley–fast descent on a ropeway. The park is available for corporate events or children’s holidays, and entertainment programmes can create a festive atmosphere. The attentive personnel are always ready to help visitors and will answer any questions. Staff members also speak various languages, which helps foreign guests to feel comfortable.
Astana currently has four Gammy complexes, two of which are in Central Park. The smaller version is located near the Cheerful Chain; the bigger one is on the Yessil River bank behind the park administration building. The largest facility with the trolley is in Zheruyik Park at the intersection of Momyshuly and Zhumabayev streets. Another centre specifically designed for students has opened near the Kazakhstan Sports Complex.
The centres are open 11 a.m.-8 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m.-8 p.m. weekends. The price for the one-metre high and 60-metre long green rope route for children 4 years and up is 700 tenge (US$2). The blue rope route, measuring three-five metres high and 68 metres long, is 1,000 tenge (US$2.90) for kids up to 12. The three-and-a-half-metre high red rope route for adults and children 12 and up is 1,200 tenge (US$3.50). Regulars can purchase seasonal passes. There are age restrictions for children up to 14, who are only allowed if accompanied by parents or with the consent of their guardians.
Visitors willing to take multiple rides without removing their equipment will receive instant discounts. Discounts are also available for large families and those celebrating their birthdays, however, they will need to confirm their status and date of birth with proper documentation and identification cards.
Safety is above all, the Gammy management outlines on its website. People ride and go through all routes with special equipment to ensure safety throughout the whole stay. The ropes and routes can handle up to four tonnes of weight. In case someone is unable to complete the course, Gammy instructors will carry out rescue efforts by means of special trigger equipment. Helmets are required to avoid head injuries.
Gammy is a popular Russian network of rope complexes that is spreading fast. Centres have opened in such Russian cities as Kirov, Orenburg, Samara, Sterlitamak, Tolyatti and Ufa. The company opened its first park outside Russia last year in the Kazakh capital and has built four additional complexes.