With wall-to-wall trampolines, foam pits, dodge ball and basketball, Fly High Trampoline Park has leaped onto the Fort Collins scene.
Manager Jordan Dunkley said he grew up on trampolines and was excited to bring the concept to Fort Collins.
“I get to be part of something I love,” Dunkley said. “It’s great to be part of something I enjoy so much … we’re excited to be here and finally open.”
CSU students Jack MacDonald and William Rowsam were the first customers at the park. MacDonald, a sophomore mechanical engineering major, said they used to drive to Old Jump Street in Loveland, but he enjoys having a place like this in Fort Collins.
“We really want to be able to connect with the community, we really want to connect with CSU and have those students and people in this community come and enjoy themselves here,” Dunkley said. “It’s something that’s very important to us.”
In addition to being closer in proximity to CSU than the jump park in Loveland, MacDonald said he enjoys Fly High because they allow customers to have free reign on the equipment, as long as they stay safe.
“They let you do more flips over the islands and double flips and spins and jump over dividers and things,” MacDonald said. “At Jump Street they don’t let you do that … you get to do a lot more tricks (at Fly High) without them yelling at you.”
While MacDonald said he mostly enjoys the fun of jumping around at the park, it’s also a great workout.
“If you’re there for more than an hour, you get really tired,” he said. “If you really go at it, you’re dead in 20 minutes, but if you’re just bouncing around, you’re just having a good time and that’s cool, too.”
Dunkley said the exercise aspect is one reason parents love bringing their kids.
“It’s a lot of exercise so they’re not just sitting in front of a TV, going to a movie or something like that, they actually get exercise and become more agile, more athletic and I think that builds great skills for kids,” Dunkley said.
Rowsam, a sophomore civil engineering major, said he always walks away with a slight sweat.
“It is definitely a workout. I’m always sore the day after I go,” Rowsam said.
It is partly due to the variety of equipment at the park that allows customers to have a wide range of experience.
“It’s fun to go learn how to do a trick in the foam pit and then go do it in the regular trampoline area,” MacDonald said.
Fly High is open every day of the week – Monday through Thursday 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m. – midnight and Sunday noon – 7:00 p.m.
The entire park can be rented out for groups, whether for birthday parties or club organizations.
Additional information can be found at their website.
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