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Go ahead an’ jump

Indoor trampoline park opens in SCV six days a week

Posted: August 23, 2012 2:00 a.m.
Updated: August 23, 2012 2:00 a.m.

Party coordinator Sydney Thompson enjoys a moment on one of the wall-to-floor trampolines at Jump 5150, a new trampoline family recreation center, in Valencia on Saturday. The business will be open six days a week and closed Mondays.

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While “Jump, might as well jump, go ahead an’ jump” might be a good theme song for the new indoor trampoline park, Jump 5150, which opened Saturday — it’s doubtful Van Halen had this kind of recreation in mind when it created the song.

Located in Valencia, and after more than a year of planning, privately owned and held Jump 5150 opened up in 23,000 square feet of commercial space, said owner Kurt Bryant of Canyon Country.

With 50 floor trampolines and 20 more on the surrounding walls so no one can actually fall off a trampoline, the indoor recreation center is designed as a family entertainment center. And monitors are in place to ensure everyone is jumping within the rules.

Admission to the trampoline center is based on hourly rates of $9 during the week and $11 during the weekend. Customers can also book time online as well, Bryant said.

One unexpected benefit for customers is lots of exercise while jumping and bouncing around. When Bryant brought family and friends in for a soft opening to test out the operations before opening to the public, people wouldn’t stop jumping, he said.

Also hosting a foam cube pit for jumpers, fitness classes, a dodge ball court, snack bar and video games, Bryant is no amateur when it comes to this kind of play. He’s a 30-year professional stunt veteran and coordinator in the movie industry. Bryant was the co-stunt coordinator on the latest in the series of Transformer movies, “Transformers: Dark of the Moon.”

Traveling during filming allowed Bryant to check out trampoline courts around the country.

“I was a stunt man filming the movie “R.I.P.D.” in Boston and checked out the indoor center there,” Bryant said. “I also checked out trampoline parks in San Francisco, Orange County and Washington state.”

While Bryant wanted to open his own business, he credits his children for getting him to open an indoor trampoline center locally.

“My children have been to a few different tramp parks,” he said. “They talked me into it.”

Bryant secured the building in September 2011, he said, and has spent the last year jumping his own hurdles preparing to open. In February, the Santa Clarita Planning Commission approved the permit.

There’s a lot on the line for this local family with a second trampoline park due to open in a few months. The venture, self-funded by family and friends, wasn’t cheap, Bryant said. The materials and equipment alone cost some $200,000.

Open six days a week and closed on Mondays, Jump 5150 is also open for booking special events, workout classes and corporate events.

“There were a lot of hurdles but we stuck to it and finally got here,” he said. “On the night of our private opening, I was panicked and frustrated right up until the minute we opened — and then it was all relief. It went great.”

Jump 5150 is located at 28381 Constellation Road in Valencia. More information can be found at www.jump5150.com or by calling 661-295-5997.

jadkins@the-signal.com

661-287-5599

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