A trampoline park will open in Shepparton this month.JENNA BISHOP May 8, 2014 4:21am
Bounce: Spencer Nicholson gets some hang time at a new indoor trampoline park opening in Shepparton this month.
Most children dream of a world lined floor-to-ceiling with giant trampolines and when a new trampoline park opens in Shepparton this month, their dreams will become reality.
Indoor trampoline park Go Jump Trampolines will have four trampolining areas with 45 trampolines — enough to satisfy the jumping aspirations of children big and small.
The facility, at 4 Joseph Baldwin Place, will also have disabled access, a coffee shop and a seating area.
Project manager Dale Sweeney said the spring-loaded urban playground would add something extra to Shepparton, as well as offering locals another unique activity.
‘‘I saw one of them in Melbourne last year and I thought it was something we should have in Shepparton,’’ he said.
‘‘It’s a very fun, relaxed atmosphere. It doesn’t matter what age you’re at, the atmosphere is contagious.’’
Mr Sweeney said the venture followed the trampoline park craze sweeping the globe and was based on Melbourne’s BounceInc and Xtreme Air.
Three Olympic-size trampolines measuring 2.9
One corner has a four-wall group of trampolines designed for trampoline dodge ball and basketball, with hoops to be installed for sky-high slam dunks.
Mr Sweeney said there were also plans to eventually develop trampolining basketball competitions, called slam ball, and dodge ball competitions at the facility.
A giant free jump area will allow children to fly across the room and jump off the walls — literally.
Mr Sweeney said a special wall would also be installed above one bank of trampolines to cater for one of the latest trampolining crazes — wall walking.
‘‘You jump off the trampoline, run as far as you can up the wall and fall back onto the trampoline mat.’’
Mr Sweeney said the new venture would also create plenty of employment opportunities, especially for the region’s young people.
‘‘It opens up an opportunity for 70 to 80 part-time jobs, which will be so good for the area,’’ he said.
Mr Sweeney said the facility could also provide space for elite gymnastics training, school and sporting groups.
‘‘The potential for it is huge, especially with school groups,’’ he said.
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