Oldest Trampoline Park in the World

Oldest Trampoline Park in the World

What better way to evoke the childishness in you than spending an hour or two at a trampoline park? It is fun, thrilling, and an Olympic sport. But where did it start? When did trampoline parks emerge commercially? Well, the first modern trampoline was built in 1936 by George Nissen and Larry Griswold in a car garage. Trampoline has come a long way since. 

In fact, trampoline parks did not emerge until the 21st century. Trampoline didn’t even become an Olympic sport until the 2000 Sydney Games. Trampoline parks were introduced only in 2004. 

So, here are the 5 oldest trampoline parks in the world. 

5. Flip Out – Australia (2012)

Year Established: 2012
Location: Australia
Still Operational: Yes

Flip Out - Australia (2012)Photo Source: Tripadvisor

Flip Out Trampoline Park was founded in 2012 as part of the Flip Out franchise. Flip Out is like a public park focuses on inclusive family entertainment without any age or height restrictions. They started with outdoor trampoline parks in Australia before expanding globally.

Flip Out today has indoor facilities with 14,000 to 65,000 sq ft area.  This means that they can accommodate 100 to 350 people per hour with many amenities. They provide a variety of attractions, including slides, free running, inflatables, and an assault course.

They focus on innovation and industry leadership to constantly evolve for a unique customer experience.

Did you know?

The Flip Out franchise operates globally over 31 locations today.

4. Planet Air Sports – Florida, USA (2012)

Year Established: 2012
Location: Australia
Still Operational: Yes

Planet Air Sports - Florida, USA (2012)Photo Source: Simpleviewinc

Planet Air Sports was founded in Doral, Florida, in 2012. The whole space is 28,000 square feet, which offers a lot of different recreational activities. They have a 6000-square-foot trampoline park with basketball hoops and dodgeball courts. Planet Air Sports offers various trampoline activities, including a “Leap of Faith” and gravity-defying experiences on the X-board.

They are not limited to trampoline parks. On top of that, they feature a 21-element ropes course, a 90° vertical drop slide, a paintless paintball arena, a ninja wall, a rock-climbing wall, and more.

The whole place is comfortable with WiFi and good seating arrangements. Planet Air Sports has customizable birthday packages with various activities and dedicated party rooms. A great place for active celebrations.

Did you know?

Planet Air Sports also provides Florida’s only indoor zip line adventure.

3. Urban Air Adventure Park – Dallas, USA (2011)

Year Established: 2011
Location: Dallas, USA
Still Operational: Yes

Urban Air Adventure Park - Dallas, USA (2011)Photo Source: Urbanair Franchise

Urban Air Adventure Park in Dallas, USA, was founded in 2011. Later, around  2015 and 2016, they started franchising and have trampoline parks across the U.S. and Canada. They are not limited to trampoline parks; they focus on the ultimate indoor adventure park concept for people of all ages.

Like many adventure parks, they also host and organize great birthday parties. Urban Air Adventure Park recently expanded to Hazlet, Fullerton, and Rockford. Since 2011, they had a huge franchise growth, reaching 120 units by 2019.

Urban Air Adventure Park has been ranked as the No.2 smartest growing brand in America by Franchise Times.  Their franchise cost ranges from $2.5 million to $3 million. They were also the first to provide membership programs in such recreational parks.

Did you know?

When Urabn Air Adventure Park had franchise growth of 120 parks by 2019, they made systemwide sales of $216 million.

2. Sky High Sports – Santa Clara, CA (2006)

Year Established: 2006
Location: Santa Clara, California, USA
Still Operational: Yes

Sky High Sports - Santa Clara, CA (2006)Photo Source: Sky High Sports

Sky High Sports Trampoline Park was founded in 2006 in Santa Clara, California. It was founded by 2 brothers, Ron and Jerry Raymond. This trampoline fun center has locations in Santa Clara and Sacramento.

This park is not age-restricted and is open to anyone who enjoys bouncing and jumping. They also offer organized activities for jumpers.

In 2017, Sky High Sports was acquired by Elizabeth Kramer. She is the co-founder and president of Envista Group. Today, Sky High Sports hosts more than 1 million jumpers per year across its locations.

Did you know?

Jerry Raymond, co-founder of Sky High Sports, is the former chairman of the International Association of Trampoline Parks. Jerry Raymond is also a member of the F24.61 Trampoline Court Task Group.

1.  Sky Zone – Las Vegas, USA (2004)

Year Established: 2004
Location: Las Vegas, USA
Still Operational: Yes

Sky Zone - Las Vegas, USA (2004)Photo Source: Huffington Post

Sky Zone trampoline park in Las Vegas, USA, was founded in 2004. It is the oldest trampoline park in the world. Sky Zone operates in over 300  locations globally. They are headquartered in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Founded in 2004 by entrepreneur Rick Platt in the Las Vegas Valley. Later, Sky Zone was acquired by CircusTrix, backed by private equity firm Palladium Equity Partners, in February 2018. Today, the CEO of Sky Zone is Elizabeth Blair.

They also own brands such as Defy, Gravitopia, Planet3, Rockin’ Jump, and Ryze. Today, Sky Zone operates in the USA, Canada, Mexico, Australia, the United Kingdom, Norway, Guatemala, Kuwait, and India.

Did you know?

Sky Zone was originally planning for trampoline courts to be used in a new sport involving professional athletes but failed to generate interest. Later, It became an entertainment venue after local skateboarders discovered the facility.

Final Thought

While there were outside “jump centers” or “trampoline parks” in 1959 and 1960, there were high accident rates, and hence, they were closed down. Trampoline parks were commercially introduced in 2004 and have since grown drastically, with thousands of trampoline parks present globally today. 

It is nearly impossible to pin down a list of the oldest trampoline parks in the world since the number of them grew drastically after the Sky Zone’s 2004 debut. The above 5 oldest trampoline parks in the world are the most significant ones among them. 

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