Welcome to the Jump Zone
Published: Thursday, February 7, 2013
Updated: Thursday, February 7, 2013 13:02
A new type of recreation has come to Logan. It’s loud, bouncy and different than the Valley has ever seen.
The Jump Zone opened August 2012 as Logan’s first trampoline park. Sherisse Darrough, the owner, said it was a trend she thought would be good for Logan.
“We had been to trampolines in other areas and we just thought that they were so fun and we thought that Logan needed one,” she said.
The park includes four foam pits, a kid’s zone area for children under 46 inches, three basketball hoops over trampolines, an open jump area and a dodgeball and volleyball courts. There is more than 10,000 square feet of trampoline in the building.
Clarice Ambler, a freshman majoring in sociology, went to The Jump Zone twice in three days.
“The foam pit is just, for some reason, the greatest thing to do ever,” she said.
The Jump Zone manager Brooklyn Burton said it’s definitely a family business, but it appeals to a wide range of ages as well.
“It appeals to teenage as well as the younger children,” Burton said.
The Jump Zone offers a variety of daily deals that appeal to people of all ages, Burton said.
We do student discount for Aggies, two dollars off,” said Burton. “We get lots of dates on Thursday nights for the buy one get one half off.”
Other deals offered include a group night on Monday, $12 Tuesday, play date Wednesday and party time Friday. A full list of the daily deals and other limited offers can be found on their website, in person at The Jump Zone or over the phone, Burton said.
The Jump Zone also offers opportunities to host specialized events.
“We do birthday parties and we also do lots events for different business as well as for clubs and fraternities,” said Burton.
To accommodate such events, The Jump Zone also has a party area and a concession stand for guest use. The Jump Zone also plans community events and activities.
“We are actually starting a dodgeball tournament that’s going to start up the first week of March,”
Burton said. “That’s something new that we haven’t done before.”
Upon entering The Jump Zone, guests are requested to watch a video that states the rules of the park and sign a waiver.
“It is definitely potentially dangerous, but so far the kids have been able to stay safe,” said Jodi Daton, who held her daughter’s birthday party at The Jump Zone.
“We keep a lot of referees out there watching people, helping them keep to the rules, because it is dangerous,” said Burton. “Everybody that wants to jump has to fill out a safety waiver.”
The safety efforts taken by those who work at The Jump Zone has help given the establishment a ratio of .002 accidents to every 6,500 people, Burton said.
“We do our best to keep everybody on top of things,” Burton said.
“I feel like they should have a section of The Jump Zone designed specifically for teenagers 15 years or older, “ Ambler said. She said she fears the collisions between people of differing age and size is a concern.
The motto at The Jump Zone is to “stay safe and have fun.”
“The Jump Zone is a great place to bring your friends,” Ambler said. “It’s safe and a good way to spend a Friday night without getting in trouble.”
The Jump Zone is open Monday through Thursday from 3 to 10 p.m., Fridays from 2 p.m. to midnight and Saturdays from 10 to 11 p.m. To make party or event reservations, call or go to www.thejumpzonegetair.com.