An adventure Park chain will open second Connecticut location in Manchester! Urban Air Trampoline Park will open in the former Bob's Store location at 220 Hale Road. Urban Air should be open in Spring 2019 according to a press release.
A press release from Urban Air reads:
"Urban Air, the premier family-friendly indoor trampoline and entertainment center, wants Manchester, Connecticut to ‘exercise’ its right to FUN! The company known for endless hours of trampolining, rock climbing, dodge-balling and more, has announced the location of its newest Urban Air Adventure Park at 220 Hale Road, Manchester, CT.
“We know families are looking for ways to spend time together – and the more active the experience, the more memorable,” said Urban Air’s founder and CEO Michael Browning. “Parents want their kids off their phones giving them less ‘screen time,’ and more time to play and engage with other kids their age the old-fashioned way. We’ve got them covered at Urban Air where the focus is on active play for people of all ages! Urban Air Adventure Park is thrilled to soon be the ultimate family destination in Manchester and the surrounding areas of Vernon, East Hartford, Wethersfield, Ellington and Tolland.”
With 53,000 square feet of space, the state-of-the-art Urban Air Manchester offers a full line-up of activities that every guest can enjoy. From wall-to-wall trampolines, dodgeball courts, obstacle courses, to tube playgrounds with multi-level climbing ropes and twisting tubes, both thrill-seekers and their pint-sized counter-parts will find an activity to conquer at Urban Air.
The new facility will also be home to the Urban Air Adventure Hub™ featuring exclusive Urban Air attractions such as an intense ropes course, and the one-of-a-kind Urban Air Sky Rider Indoor Coaster. Other options to challenge guests include Drop Zone—an enormous inflatable landing pad perched below a series of trampolines, the Runway Tumble Track that offers flexibility to those who flip, handspring and cartwheel down its track, and Slam Dunk Zone, where guests attempt to emulate their favorite NBA all-star with a trampoline-induced slam dunk of their own! The Urban Warrior Course™, and Battle Beam round out the competitive options available for a day of physical tests and endurance.
With all this activity, appetites are sure to soar! Guests can enjoy a delicious meal, cold drink or quick snack at the park’s Urban Café before venturing back for more pulse-pounding enjoyment.
Urban Air also offers custom birthday parties for kids where the activities are endless for each attendee. The fun is not limited to children though, as adults can also partake in a group outing too; Urban Air is the ideal locale for corporate retreats, team building experiences and private events.
Urban Air Manchester is slated to open in the Spring of 2019 and will employ 60 local residents. For more information on Urban Air job openings, please visit our career page."
The Manchester location was first announced in 2015, with an opening date the next year, however these plans never came to fruition. Urban Air will replace the former Bob's Store which closed in 2017 when their parent company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Urban Air is a chain of trampoline parks based out of Dallas, Texas. Urban Air has 134 trampoline park either open or opening soon; with two locations in the United Kingdom. Urban Air has one other Connecticut location, located at 260 Bull Hill Lane Orange, CT; the park opened earlier this year.
Jean-Luc has written articles for the past year about Manchester Business.