Yesterday, my son celebrated his 8th birthday at the new Skypark trampoline park in Phoenix. To his sheer delight, his was the first party held there. In fact, the party was held two days before the place even opened!
We had scheduled the party a while ago, and when the Skypark party planner called to tell us we could either keep our party on the same date as scheduled, or change it to a later date after Skypark had opened, my son immediately said to keep it on the same date. (Duh, mom.)
When we went to check it out the day before the party, we saw they were still finishing things up, and on the day of the party, we learned that there was just one area that was ready to be jumped in. Under normal circumstances, that would have been somewhat disappointing news. However the owner, Richard, immediately let me know that they would not charge us for the party since it the place wasn’t ready to go. Hello — free party? I felt like I had won the lottery. Not only did Skypark cover the cost of the party, they gave us unbelievable service, with a whole team of young, energetic and helpful staff who were all over the place making sure every little detail was taken care of. Did I mention we were the only people in the place? It was quite an experience. Here are a few photos to give you a peek at this super fun indoor trampoline park.
Below is the “Arena” where there will be three lanes for jumping — with angled sides on either end.
There’s also a trampoline to practice slam dunks, and a few other spots I didn’t get photos of, like a foam pit and another trampoline area.
And finally, this is the trampoline area where our party was held. The kids (and a few brave adults) had a blast jumping, shooting baskets, and playing dodge ball — for hours. I couldn’t believe the stamina of the kids. I was winded after a few minutes. The owner said they’re planning to offer fitness classes for adults in the future. I need some.
The jumping went on for hours — accompanied by great music playing through the booming sound system.
In the middle of all the jumping areas, there are really comfortable couch seating areas for the grown-ups to gab. I felt like I was in my living room, as I curled up on one of the couches and caught up with a friend.
I think the adults had almost as much fun as the kids…
The Skypark folks led the kids in a game of “reverse limbo” before pizza and cake was served.
You can order your pizza and cake from Skypark, and they get it from locally owned Mamma Mia pizza and Cold Stone Creamery. Both were delicious, and it was really handy to have them order and pick it up (and cut it. and serve it. and clean it up. I admit, it was really nice being waited on.)
It was a birthday party that won’t be forgotten. We will definitely be back. Tomorrow, in fact — for a friend’s birthday party!