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How local trampoline parks have survived the pandemic

Posted at 5:56 PM, Sep 04, 2020

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Get Air Trampoline Park in Lexington was forced to close for three and a half months when they pandemic hit.

It has been back open for about a month and managers tell LEX 18 that business is better than ever.

"I just hope it keeps going and we get busier and busier," assistant manager Katelyn Hall said.

Hall said the closure of another park, and schools delaying their start dates, may be contributing to their recent surge in business.

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Get Air Trampoline Park Assistant Manager Katelyn Hall cleans the facility.

While Get Air has been doing well, it has also taken time to ensure COVID-19 safety precautions are followed.

Hall said employees have their temperatures taken every day at work, the park is sanitized multiple times a day, the building's capacity is limited to 50 total people, and all patrons above the age of five are asked to wear masks unless they are jumping.

Parent Leah Waataja was at the park when an employee sanitized the space, and she said she liked being able to watch the cleaning process in action.

"We're really happy with it all," Waataja said. "I feel like my kids are safe here."

Not all trampoline parks are doing well, however.

Adrenaline Entertainment Centers, which features a trampoline park, announced its indefinite closure on August 9th.

A Message to Our Adrenaline Community, Starting August 10th, Adrenaline Entertainment Center will be closed...

Posted by Adrenaline Entertainment Centers - Lexington on Sunday, August 9, 2020

"I feel like I was just over there [Adrenaline]!" Waataja said. "We love their toddler time. I was really bummed, but I'm glad that this one's here and I would like it to stay open because the kids love it."

Sky Zone, a family-owned business, is another trampoline park in town. The owner said they're struggling to get families in the doors, but they're persevering.

"Like all the indoor entertainment businesses in town, it has been a struggle, but we have some loyal guests who have stuck with us," owner Chad Pannunzio said.

Sky Zone is booking parties for the fall. They also have fall passes for sale which allow kids to come in every day through the end of November.

To purchase a Fast Pass or plan an event, you can visit their site.

These parks, like many other businesses, are relying on the community to support them so they can rebound from the pandemic.