How to Design Obstacle Courses | Gone Outdoors | Your Obstacle courses have been used to help children develop motor skills and to help police officers and military personnel build strength and courage. Whatever your audience or motivation, the design of the obstacle course is always an integral part of the activity. How to Build an Obstacle Course: 13 Steps (with Pictures) Apr 08, 2008A common element of an obstacle course is to feature obstacles that test a persons agility. These obstacles will require a person to move quickly and accurately to successfully move past it. Create a well rounded course by including obstacles that test agility.74%(80)Views: 80K1. Find a good space for the obstacle course. Before you can begin planning the details of your obstacle course you will need to find a good locati..2. Think about who will be using the obstacle course. Not all obstacle courses are created the same. You will need to build your course while keepi..3. Start planning out your obstacle course. Once you know where you are going to build your course and who is going to use it you can begin to plan..4. Consider legal concerns. If your obstacle course is being planned for any kind of fund-raising, public, or other community event you will need t..