The Southside's new trampoline park is in the works, and leaders are now shooting for a November opening.
"The inside is really far along," Maura Lambert, marketing and projects manager for Wise Properties, said. "It's moving along quickly now. We did have a few changes to the outside of the building that delayed us a bit."
Lambert works for developer John Wise of Wise Properties and will manage the trampoline park when it opens.
—Leaders will announce when they will begin accepting reservations at a to-be-determined date.
—Reservations are strongly recommended.
—Tickets can be purchased online.
—Waivers must be completed in advance, signed by a parent or guardian if younger than 18 and will be accessible online. If you are 18 or older, waivers must be completed and signed by you.
—It will cost $12 for an hour and $20 for two hours for participants older than 7 to jump. For those younger than 6, it will be $8 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon, and an accompanying adult can jump for free.
—The park will be open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to midnight and Sunday from noon to 8 p.m. (subject to change).
In addition to the new indoor trampoline park—which will add new jobs to the city—the new Chestnut Street development will also become the home of Chattanooga Brewing Company, which has outgrown its space on the North Shore.
"Construction is underway; major equipment is on order," co-owner of Chattanooga Brewing Company Mark Marcum said via email. "On our present schedule, we plan to be open by January."
The total investment for the trampoline park is $1.2 million, Lambert said.
And the new park will have an array of amenities, including a café service area where customers can order pizza, snacks, drinks and a variety of other refreshments.
Visitors can pay an hourly rate to jump, and trained professionals will also offer exercise classes.
There will be a soundproof lounge with Wi-Fi that overlooks the trampoline area and a cardio area for parents or customers who want to get on a treadmill while others jump, Lambert said.
Other possibilities are trapeze bars and boards that are similar to snowboards or wakeboards attached to a wrench system, so users can practice flipping into foam pits as if they were actually on the water or snow.
Developers are planning pingpong tables and dodge ball and basketball courts, as well as party and event rooms.
"We have five party rooms that we will be offering," Lambert said. "They are really fun, and it will be a big part of our business."
The rooms are spacious enough to be used for other events, such as corporate team building or wedding rehearsal dinners.
Leaders are looking to hire Zumba teachers and other exercise instructors to teach classes on the trampolines.
"The workout with Zumba alone is amazing, but do it on a trampoline, and it's even more fun," Lambert said. "I can't get on a trampoline without laughing out loud. It's also really good for your cardiovascular health and for your balance and core strength."
Leaders will enforce strict safety rules and regulations, Lambert said. Everyone will have to watch a safety video and sign a waiver upon entering.
And trampolines and rooms will be divided by size and age for safety reasons. For example, smaller children will have to stay in one area, Lambert said.
The space is going to be "bright and fun and pretty," she also said.
Brad Shelton with Elemi Architects designed the outside of the building.
He said there will be a front porch with seating, which he hopes is an attractive element.
And there will be a landscaped street between the trampoline park and the brewery that designers will highlight with wood accents.
One side of the façade faces west, and the architecture team will do their best to shade windows and provide insulation for energy savings because the sun will hit the building.
"The goal is to make a vibrant statement," Shelton said. "There will be bold, vibrant colors."
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