Families face many challenges when it comes to finding activities everyone can enjoy while getting some good, old-fashioned exercise. How does exercise compete with the digital distractions of games and streaming content, especially on oppressively hot days or when it is raining? The new Urban Air Adventure Park offers a solution right here in Wellington.
“I was introduced to Urban Air as a concept out of the Texas area, and I watched how they grew to become one of the more successful franchise opportunities in the country,” owner Bobby Kreusler said. “I loved the idea of what it was about — promoting family entertainment.”
Kreusler did extensive research into the brand, but what convinced him that this was the right local venture were conversations with people he knew personally.
“I asked about what families do with their kids for fun, and there was a common problem — not a lot of places to take the kids when it is raining or too hot,” he explained.
Urban Air offers a new option. “I watched people having fun with their kids,” Kreusler said. “I thought it was unique that mom and dad very often went out on the trampolines or did the warrior course. I really liked that and thought there was a need in this area.”
Kreusler is a native to the Palm Beach area, and he found the perfect location for his indoor park near the Mall at Wellington Green. It is surprisingly difficult to find spaces that fit the need for 30,000 square feet and 22-foot ceilings.
“It was really the perfect storm of opportunity. Factor in the strong community of families and schools in the surrounding area, and it seemed like the perfect spot to me,” he said. “We’ve been extremely pleased with the support from the community and from the turnout of our guests.”
Urban Air opened in April and has since started offering a new membership program through the franchise. For as little as $10 a month per person, guests can obtain unlimited access to the facility.
“The platinum package is a tremendous deal for families,” said Kreusler, who explained that guests can get full access to all attractions for an entire month for less than the cost of a two-hour visit. “We are known for parties, but also healthy, physical fitness.”
Kreusler also finds that the park offers a great way for families to play together in a way that works for their schedule.
“If the kids are playing on a soccer team, the parents very often can’t participate, whereas here, they can go around and do everything together as a family unit,” he said. “And they don’t have to wait around for a 6 p.m. game.”
A lifelong love of sports led Kreusler into the industry as an attorney, often representing entertainers, musicians and athletes, including many golfers on the PGA Tour. Sports aside, Urban Air is designed to be fun for all groups, not just families with kids.
“We do school field trips, spirit nights and special events for charitable corporations. Corporations can come to us for unique team-building events,” he said. “We are geared for people from all backgrounds.”
With 14 different attractions to choose from, kids and adults of all ages and abilities will find something they love. Urban Air is far more than just another trampoline park or indoor bounce house.
“I think the sky coaster is a really cool option — to be able to fly around indoors in your own little personal coaster is very cool,” Kreusler said. “But I love dodgeball. I’m competitive, and it’s fun to get in there. I’ve seen people do all different variations, like parents versus kids, and I can tell you after 10 minutes of bouncing around, you are absolutely exhausted. I don’t know how the kids do it.”
The adventure park also offers a ropes course, slam ball, a warrior course, the Pro Zone, virtual reality and a unique attraction called the Wipe Out.
“No one has that kind of diversity and selection amongst attractions,” Kreusler said. “We also have a full café with food, and beer and wine for the adults. We have televisions and places for adults to sit and relax, too.”
The facility is open seven days a week. Operating hours are Monday through Thursday, 4 to 8 p.m.; Friday, noon to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Urban Air Adventure Park is located in the Shoppes at Wellington Green at 10560 W. Forest Hill Blvd. For more information about activities, memberships and packages, visit www.urbanairwellington.com or call (561) 408-0809.