Parents' Guide to

Rock the Park

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Fun-loving hosts + natural parks' splendor = inspiring TV.

TV CW Educational 2015
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Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 5+

Best as a children's program. Wonderful Scenery.

I think it is more of a children's program. At least to me, an adult, reality shows in general seem all too scripted. The pedestrian style of writing is okay, but in the case of the show "Rock the Park" the delivery seems rehearsed and a little less that sincere. It may seem paradoxical, but better actors could make the script seem more earnest. Nevertheless, I watch the program frequently because the scenery and photography is always moving.
age 6+

Will not appeal to everyone, but will appeal to certain tastes.

I only consider the quality average, and I didn't like it because I'm more of a casual, conventional visitor to the national parks and like to see the "usual" sites there. I was hoping for a show that would go into the "conventional" areas of the national parks in depth. However, some will like this, especially if they're into rock climbing, etc. If you want a conventional travelogue this isn't a show for you. If, though, you're more into exploring than sightseeing at national parks, this is a show for you.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Rock the Park is an entertaining visual guide to some of the country's most awe-inspiring landscapes. Although the content certainly isn't groundbreaking, the show's appeal is thanks to the jovial hosts and their genuine boyish enthusiasm for each new adventure. Tagging along with Jack and Colton is more like following two fraternity brothers on an epic spring-break trip than getting a professional guided tour of the parks, but that makes it fun for all kinds of viewers. They're goofy, they laugh at their near-misses, and they imitate funny animal sounds for the camera, all of which bodes well for keeping kids' attention.

What's even better is that the guys aren't doing all this for themselves (although they're getting some pretty sweet adventures out of the deal). Their stated goal is to encourage you and your family to embark on outdoor journeys of your own, preferably in some of the very parks they visit. So grab your map to track their progress and settle in with the kids to be inspired by the guys' adventures before plotting the course for your family's adventures because, as Jack and Colton say, "If we can do it, so can you."

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