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Jumping for joy; Lexington parents find alternatives after schools are closed

Posted at 2:54 PM, Feb 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-06 17:51:25-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)  — The scramble was on, starting last night. Parents trying to figure out what to do with kids across Fayette County, after a district-wide closing of all schools due to illness.

“I needed an activity that would get them out of the house, and burn off some energy,” said Karl Gustafson, who was flying solo as his wife is out of town this week.

Gustafson, and many other parents, found their salvation inside Adrenaline, an indoor trampoline park in the Hamburg section of Lexington.

“On days like this, or when school is off, or snow days typically we see about a 70% increase from normal traffic, for those days,” said Adrenaline CEO Morgan Chapman.

Adrenaline, inside a converted warehouse, has been around since August of 2018. It was made for days like today, (and Friday, since the schools will be closed then as well). The decision to close was done to not only keep the illness out of the building and the kids away from one another, but to disinfect the school as well. That’s something they know about all too well at Adrenaline.

“Every single day we disinfect the trampolines and foam pits, and all areas where kids have their hands and their feet,” said Chapman.

Parents we spoke with appreciated the school district’s decision, but that doesn’t make it any less inconvenient. Fortunately, Lexington has several outlets like Adrenaline. Because when school is cancelled the kids need somewhere to do all of that jumping for joy.

“Parents would rather have their kids come jump off our walls, than their walls at the house!” said Chapman.