Kid’s View: The Jump Park

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You can play dodgeball and basketball, swing into a pit of foam squares and do tricks on the trampolines at this awesome indoor arena.

by LYDIA MCCORMICK, AGE 10 | photos by JULIE MCCORMICK and The Jump Park

Have you ever wished for a perfect place to have fun with your family or friends? If you have, The Jump Park in Chattanooga, Tenn., is the place for you! It is a very good feeling walking inside and seeing all of those trampolines right in front of you and knowing you are soon going to jump on them.

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You also can swing over a pit of foam squares on a swinging bar or rings and climb a rock-climbing wall.

There is a “Kids Only” area that’s for kids ages 12 and under. It has a foam pit, a super slide and, my favorite, the  rock-climbing wall.

Upstairs, there is a game room where, for an extra $5, you can play fuseball, air hockey, darts or pool. There is a special pool “table” on the floor with, get this, soccer balls that look like pool balls!

I visited The Jump Park with my friend Ella, my brother, Troy, and his friends, Caden and Dylan. We had a lot of fun together playing dodgeball in the dodgeball arena. It’s separated from the rest of the trampolines by a net.

We played dodgeball with several other kids and adults in addition to the kids in our group. A Jump Park employee, who was dressed like a referee, “called” our game. He was a lot of fun! He was very nice and helped us the whole time we were there. He showed us how to use equipment in the best and most fun way and taught us tricks on the trampolines.

We got very thirsty with all of the jumping. Thank goodness The Jump Park has a concession counter that sells food and drinks. You can store your personal items like purses, phones and shoes in a secure location before you get on the trampolines.

We saw that The Jump Park has lots of rooms available for birthday parties. Each room has a name and cool paintings on the walls of people jumping. It would be awesome to have a birthday party there. Time to book it now for my next birthday! I can’t wait to go back.

If You Go

GETTING THERE: The Jump Park is at 1810 Chestnut Street, Chattanooga, TN 37408.
HOURS: Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m.-12 a.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
PRICING: One hour – under 6, $8; 7 and up, $12; parents with children under 6, $5. Two hours – under 6, $15;
7 and up, $20; parents with children under 6, $10.
CHECK OUT NEARBY ATTRACTIONS: Located in downtown Chattanooga, The Jump Park is near the
Tennessee Aquarium, the IMAX 3D Theater, Creative Discovery Museum, the Chattanooga Lookouts baseball
stadium, High Point Climbing and Fitness (a rock-climbing gym) and lots of cool restaurants.
MORE INFO: 423-531-8688; info@thejumppark.com

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