Location: Walnut, CA (SoCal, LA area)
Address: Walnut High School, 400 Pierre Rd, Walnut, CA
Description: The school is massive. It can be divided in a virtually innumerable number of ways for countless game types, including standard elimination, standard field CTF, as well as a number of new scenario-based game styles Bags and I have recently been working on. The cover is varied from light with plenty of running space clear through heavy terrain, including staircases to second story classrooms with long running balconies with clear views of the spaces below.
Across the street is Walnut Middle School, which is also an excellent large facility with similar capacity for variety. The last location is down the street and around the corner, at Snow Creek Park, a location which very easily lends itself to scenario and siege play. There is also a park adjacent to Walnut Middle School which we may play in as well.
Events: LANO, Armageddon
The Labyrinth (Beall Elementary)
Location: Rockville, MD
Address: 451 Beall Ave, Rockville, MD
Description: The Labyrinth, AKA Beall Elementary School, was selected as the new site for DCNOs in the Fall of 2007. It bears many similarities to Wayside Elementary and The Gauntlet, with an intertwining section of wooden walkways and ramps, portable classrooms, as well as open grassy fields. The venue gets its name from the many covered walkways that encompass the site that give it a very distinct dark, enclosed feeling.
The Gauntlet (Wayside Elementary School)
Location: Potomac, MD
Address: 10011 Glen Road, Potomac, Maryland 20854
Description: The Gauntlet, AKA Wayside Elementary School, was the site of the first DCNO and up until recently (due to large-scale renovations) has been the main venue for every DCNO thus far. The setup of the field offers a nice variety of close-quarters urban style combat with a mixture of open, grassy fields for longer range weapons. The venue gets its name from the network of wooden walkways and ramps that surround the portable classrooms, which allows participants to set up ambushes, crossfires, etc.
Pine Banks Park
Location: Melrose, MA (Boston Suburbs)
Address: 1087 Main St, Malden, MA 02148, USA
Events: Battle in the Pines
Location: Milton, MA (????)
Address: 75 Edge Hill Rd, Milton, MA 02186
Events: Maniac 3
Location: Arlington, MA (Boston Suburbs)
Address: 125 Jason St, Arlington, MA 02476, USA
Directions: From outside Boston take I-95 to Exit 29A, Route 2 East. Proceed on Route 2 to exit 59A, Pleasant Street. Make a left onto Pleasant Street. At Massachusetts Ave. make a left heading west toward Lexington. Make a left at Jason Street. Proceed on Jason Street through a four-way stop at the Gray Street intersection. Menotomy Rocks Park will be on your right on Jason Street. You will see a wrought iron fence, a stone wall with a small sign, a bulletin board and an open field.
Highland 9 Disc Golf Course
Location: St Paul, MN (????)
Address: Juniper Ln, St. Paul, MN 55116
Deal Test Site
Location: Tinton Falls, NJ (Central Jersey)
Address: 271 Whalepond Rd. Oakhurst, NJ 07755
Take the Garden State Parkway to Exit #105 - Eatontown / Rt 36 East
Follow signs for Rt 36 East - Long Branch.
Make an immediate Right at the 1st Traffic Light onto Hope Rd.
Take Hope Rd. for less than 1/2 mile, merge Right onto the ramp for Rt. 18 South
Take Rt. 18 South for approximately 2 miles to Exit #12A - W Park Ave / OAKHURST
Merge on to W. Park Ave heading East, continue for approximately 2 miles
At the 4th Traffic Light turn Right onto Whalepond Rd.
Take Whalepond Rd. for 1 mile and turn Right into the 3rd entrance for the park
There should be a parking lot immediately on your right.
If you come to a traffic light you've gone too far, turn around and then make a left into the first entrance you see.
Description: Characteristics of the field include expansive open fields and concentrated cover provided by trees and shrubs. The field's size is extremely large when compared to other major fields on the east coast. Because of its size, Deal Test Site may be considered a collection of fields segmented by their varied styles of terrain.
Events: Apocalypse, Anything hosted by the Horsemen.
Location: Middletown, NJ (Central Jersey, near the shore)
Address: Merkel Dr & Tindall Rd, Middletown, NJ
Directions: The Address above is less than 100 feet from the entrance on Tindall Rd.
Take Garden State Parkway to Exit 117 (Routes 35 and 36, Keyport/Hazlet). Pay toll and follow signs for Route 35 South. Take Route 35 South for approximately 5 miles (when the highway splits and you start to see a Mobil Gas Station, a Dunkin’ Donuts, and a garden supplies store on your left instead of northbound traffic, you are close). Take the jughandle for Twinbrooks Ave., your first after the highway split, and proceed onto Highway 35 North.
Stay in your right lane on Rt. 35 North and take the next jughandle, for Tindall Rd. (Middletown/New Monmouth). Veer to your right after the jughandle (if you crossed Rt. 35, you’re going the wrong way) and continue down Tindall Road. Tindall Park will be to your left, directly across from Middletown High School North. The driveway is in a U-shape, and we will be meeting by the mini-golf/playground in the center of the U.
Take Garden State Parkway to Exit 109 (County Route 520, Red Bank/Lincroft). After existing, go straight through the traffic light (Route 520) onto Half Mile Road. Proceed down Half Mile Road and make a right at the end of the road, West Front Street. Proceed down West Front Street, making a left at your next traffic light (Hubbard Ave.) You will see a school on your right, and you will make a right at the next traffic light (Navesink River Road). Follow Navesink River Road to your next traffic light, where you will make a left onto Rt. 35 Northbound.
Follow Rt. 35 for about three or four miles. When the highway expands from two to three lanes (a Wachovia bank and Spirits Unlimited liquor store will be on your right, along with a large scary clown), shift into your right lane and take the jughandle for Tindall Road (Middletown/New Monmouth). Veer to your right (if you crossed Rt. 35, you’re going the wrong way) and continue down Tindall Road. Tindall Park will be to your left, directly across from Middletown High School North. The driveway is in a U-shape, and we will be meeting by the mini-golf playground in the center of the U.
For McDonalds/Pizza Hut: Make right out of Tindall Park and follow to Rt. 35. Make a right onto Rt. 35 and McDonalds and Pizza Hut will be right next to each other, less than a half a mile on your right.
For Burger King: Make right out of Tindall Park and follow to Rt. 35. Make a left onto Rt. 35 and Burger King will be less than one-tenth of a mile on your right.
For Valentino’s/Middletown Pizza: Make left out of Tindall Park and make a right at your next traffic light (Leonardville Road). Middletown Pizza will be one-quarter of a mile to your right and Valentino’s is just a bit further on your left. (Valentino’s is better, trust me).
Parents driving players might be interesting in walking through Red Bank’s shopping district. Follow directions above for Burger King to Rt. 35 North, but stay on the highway for about three miles. You will cross a bridge into Red Bank. Proceed straight onto Bridge Ave. after first traffic light. Make a left at your next traffic light onto West Front Street. On Broad St. and Monmouth Ave. in Red Bank, there are many stores, restaurants, and other places to browse.
Directions to Sandy Hook (Gateway National Park): Sandy Hook is a 10 mile nationally protected stretch of beaches that is about half an hour away from Tindall Park (assuming moderate weekend beach traffic). Make a left out of Tindall Park onto Tindall Road. At the next traffic light, make a right onto Leonardville Road and follow it about 7-8 miles to its end (Highway 36 East). Yield onto Highway 36 East and follow it for another 7-8 miles. When you get to the drawbridge, get into your right lane; the exit for Sandy Hook is just after the bridge. Be prepared to pay $10 for your vehicle to enter if it is during the day and try to avoid Gunnison Beach unless you are interested in seeing the human body in all of its natural beauty.
Description: Tindall Park has a teamwork building obstacle course area right around the corner from the basketball court. It is an area where the brush has been cleared with lots of trees and equipment to use as cover, including a large climbing wall in the center. Be careful of ankle height steel cables. There are also several paths through the woods that can be accessed from behind the basketball court or from the paved path that goes past the tennis courts. The woods have lots of brush including poison ivy and thorn bushes, but may be usable in the winter and fall for larger groups, as long as you stick to the paths. The basketball area and the tennis area are also good for pistol matches.
Location: Berkely Township, NJ (Toms River Area, South Jersey)
Address: Mill Creek Park, Berkely Township, NJ
From the Garden State Parkway Southbound:
Take Exit 80 towards Route 9 and Beachwood.
On the exit ramp, stay to the right, and you will be on Route 9.
After getting off the ramp, you will drive back under the Parkway and bear to the right.
Follow RT. 9 until you reach a 3 way intersection with Route 166, bear right as you go through the yield to stay on Rt. 9
Follow Rt. 9 for a few miles, until you reach a traffic light at Ocean Gate Drive.
Take the jug handle to make a left onto Ocean Gate Drive.
After 100 feet, make a left onto Mill Creek Road.
Follow Mill Creek Road to the end, where it will intersect Chelsea Ave
Turn Left onto Chelsea, and the Park is a couple hundred feet ahead on your right.
We meet in the gazebo down the path from the parking lot, past the bathrooms.
Description: Woods with light brush, lots of paths and open areas.
Events:Apocalypse (until 2006), LCM's home field.
Ironton Rail Trail (ECNO'08)
Location: Coplay, PA (Eastern PA)
Address: 131 N 8th St, Coplay, PA 18037
Description: Park Website
Site Name Presbyterian College
Location: Clinton, SC 29325
Address: 503 S. Adair St. Clinton SC
Directions: Various Locations on campus are used, contact Cmdrmack for more information
Food/Attractions: KFC/Taco Bell, McDonalds, Subway, El Jalisco (Mexican Restaurant), Steamers (Sandwich Shop), Dempsey's (Pizza Buffet). There are a number of cool Antique Shops in town, as well as the Depot, which is a bookstore/coffeeshop.
Description: Coming Later
Events: Various FWPC clan events, as well as PCNO,
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Edited by Langley, 19 February 2008 - 04:00 PM.