Children's climbing park Kirchschlag

Topic area
Basic services, Leader, municipalities
Environment, biodiversity, nature conservation
Climate protection and climate change

Disaggregation level
Social services
Integration & Social Inclusion
Equal opportunity
Nature conservation
SMEs, trade & economy

Project region
Upper Austria

Local Action Group (LAG)
LAG SternGartl Gusental

LE– Programming Period
LE 14–20

Project period

Project costs overall

Subsidy from LE 14-20

EN - 19.2.1. Umsetzung der lokalen Entwicklungsstrategie

Project initiator
Ralf & Walter Sport KG

Short description

In Kirchschlag, a special climbing park for children from the age of three was built with the support of LEADER. In an altitude of 1.7 to 3.5 metres, colourful rope obstacles have to be overcome between tree houses.

This promotes psychomotoric development, the sense of balance and coordination. Safety nets protect against falls, so that no additional equipment is necessary and the children can move freely and independently through the course. People with disabilities are also not excluded. On an area of 1500 square meters 14 different stations are to be explored. The park serves as an additional offer to the existing high ropes course and is a LEADER project of the Sterngartl Gusental region.

Point of departure

In the excursion forest Breitenwald there is an existing high ropes course, which can only be explored by teenagers and adults. The family clientele was reached through the children's climbing park and physically handicapped people can also participate in the nature experience.

Targets and target groups

Children, family, physically handicapped, seniors.
Further cooperations: municipality, gastronomy, hotel sector

Project implementation and measures

The concept was developed together with the people in charge of tourism, gastronoms and the hotel sector and in coordination with the municipality. Only sustainable materials were used to guarantee the nature experience in the forest.

Results and effects

- Increase in tourist nature and leisure facilities
- Cooperation of businesses
- Increase in guest numbers through the use of tourist services
- creation of job
- Leisure activities for children and elderly people were established.


Through exemplary and precise planning with experts and in cooperation with tourism and the municipality in Kirchschlag, the project was implemented smoothly.