There must be something in the air. This summer two mid-state indoor trampoline facilities opened, one in Hampden Township and the other in East Lampeter Township, Lancaster County. Now Get Air, a Utah-based company is opening a 24,300-square-foot indoor trampoline park at Union Square in Susquehanna Township.
The company's CEO, Jacob Goodall says that the trampoline park being built in Union Square will be "Unlike anything that the country has experienced."
Get Air Harrisburg will have trampoline dodgeball, slamball which is basketball on trampolines, an open main court, a foam pit area and air aerobics among other things. "It's all based around being active," Goodall said.
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Goodall says that the company has 12 indoor trampoline parks and in addition to the new park in Susquehanna Township, the company is planning new parks in New Jersey, Georgia, Utah, Maine and another park in Pennsylvania in the King of Prussia area. Most of the parks are on the West Coast and the closest current park is located in Kentucky.
The company will be rolling out Get Air Ninja. Goodall called Get Air Ninja "the most exciting thing that we're going to have in this building." Get Air Ninja will be an obstacle course over trampolines. "It's a competitive duel course," Goodall said. "You're running through it with your friend."
Anyone 46 inches and over will be able to participate in the obstacle course which will not only have participants competing against their friends and other participants in that facility but, competing against the times of other participants throughout the country.
"It times you and puts you on a national leadership board," Goodall said. "It's all about competitive fun."
Goodall said that this park will either be the first or second park in the country to have a Get Air Ninja obstacle court.
The park will also have slamball competitions where participants will compete in dunking competitions, as well as dodgeball competitions and other trampoline-based games.
The park will also cater to the youngest customers as well with a kiddie court for anyone under 46 inches tall and the park will also host sessions during the school year a few times a week specifically for mothers and their toddlers. These sessions will take place during the day when older children are at school. Get Air will also host birthday parties.
Goodall says that parents who choose not to jump on the trampolines can come in and watch for free although they of course can purchase admission to the trampolines as well. The park will have a lounge and there will also be couches throughout the facility.
Goodall says that the park will be competitively priced with other parks in the area and he hopes to open by Halloween. Get Air will employ about 35-40 people, mostly lifeguards who will monitor the trampoline areas. Get Air Harrisburg will start hiring in the middle of September.
The park will take over the space where an Office Max store was for many years. The space has been empty since December of 2012.
It has been a busy summer for indoor trampoline parks in the area. Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park opened two locations in the mid-state, one in Hampden Township and the other in East Lampeter Township, Lancaster County.
It also has been a busy time for the 316,344-square-foot Union Square shopping center. Sneaker store, Villa opened at Union Square in May. LiteCigUSA, a vaping store has leased space in the shopping center. Recycled Baby, a children's resale store plans to open at the shopping center in August and WoodCraft, a woodworking tools and supplies store will open at the shopping center in September. Wilay Boensch of LMS Commercial Real Estate represented the landlord in this transaction.
Goodall is excited about bringing Get Air to the Harrisburg area. "It's going to be something special," he said.