Fly High, Jump, Flip, Bounce, and Have Fun At Sky Zone Trampoline Park in Hamilton
IN THE ZONE: “Our parks are full of one-of-a-kind attractions designed to push your limits, allow you to fly higher, and just have tons and tons of fun! The only way to understand it is to come experience it. So rally your crew and let’s go!” This invitation is from Sky Zone Trampoline Park in Hamilton Township. Shown on the right is a photo of the popular Air Court, where players can practice trampoline-assisted soccer and basketball. This is just one of the many popular activities available every day.
By Jean Stratton
Fun is everywhere at Sky Zone Trampoline Park in Hamilton Township. This special place offers opportunities for kids and adults to fly high, float free, and just jump up and down on springy floors and ubiquitous trampolines.
And if that is not enough to keep you moving, you can also climb walls and towers, navigate obstacle courses, hit and miss at classic trampoline dodge ball, drop into thousands of foam-filled cubes, play trampoline-assisted soccer and basketball on the Air Court, and have endless fun with foam-filled Boulder Balls.
An independently owned franchise, Sky Zone opened in 2018 at 17 Quakerbridge Plaza Drive.
“We are set apart,” points out General Manager Joshua Harry. “There is nothing like us in Mercer County, and we have been very encouraged with the response. We see more and more people coming all the time, and we have lots of repeats.”
The Hamilton Sky Zone is one of 400 Sky Zone Trampoline Parks throughout the U.S. Headquartered in Los Angeles, the company was founded in 2011. Initially, it featured trampolines and dodge ball courts, and it has grown significantly over the years.
As its mission statement reports, “Sky Zone is the world’s first indoor trampoline park. We’re the inventors of ‘fun fitness’ and the makers of trampolines as far as the eye can see. We have one of the greatest workouts combined with awesome, healthy fun.
“Experience WOW — the weightlessness of bouncing, flipping, and landing in a pit filled with 10,000-plus foam cubes. We are dedicated to providing you with the pure joy that comes with flying. We are sky lovers, thrill seekers, and people who believe that jumping is freedom. We believe fitness can be fun, and play can be smart. We are healthy and bursting with energy. We fly high and keep it safe. We are Sky Zone!”
Sky Zone in Hamilton is consistent with that mission in every way, points out Harry, who explains that there was a recent renovation to the 35,000-square-foot space.
“We continue to offer new attractions. It is very important to keep things interesting for people,” he says. “We added a new section, Little Ninjas, for kids 7 and under. it is a much simpler version of the Ninja Warrior Court, which is a very challenging obstacle course for ages 13 and up.”
General admission for Sky Zone is for children from the age of 5, as well as adults. There is also a special toddler-friendly program for Little Leapers — those 7 and under, accompanied by their parents. This offers them a chance to bounce, climb, and explore in a safe environment while interacting with other children their age, learning about sharing, teamwork, and social skills.
Also very popular at Sky Zone are birthday parties and other special occasion events and packages.
“We have a whole range of events,” explains Harry. “Birthday parties, bar and bat mitzvahs, corporate team events, sports teams parties, fundraisers, and more.
“Birthday parties include 90 minutes of play and one hour in the party room with pizza, sodas, chicken nuggets, etc. There is a minimum of 10 people and a maximum of 30 for parties.”
Sky Zone employs a staff of 60, and 15 are always available, including court monitors who oversee the activities for safety.
Safety protocols are important, and rules regarding all the activities and equipment are clearly stated. Also, special safety Sky Zone socks must be worn.
The Sky Zone setting includes a variety of arcade-style games, toys, and refreshments (sodas, ice cream, candy), which are all favorites.
“People are coming from all over the area, including Princeton, Hamilton, Hopewell, and Bordentown,” reports Harry, and up to 3,000 can come to the extremely spacious setting during the course of the weekend.
Two basic ticket opportunities are available: one for 90 minutes and one all-day.
There is also a monthly membership program which offers savings and discounts. This has become increasingly popular, with frequently heard comments such as “We try to be an active family. The membership is great for our needs. It gets us off the couch and jumping together multiple times every month.”
Another member notes: “The membership at Sky Zone is an amazing value for my 7-year-old and 13-year-old to release some pent-up energy.”
Harry, who has been involved with other theme parks in the past, believes that Sky Zone is a unique place. “This is the best job I’ve ever had and the most fun! This is like a new adventure for the people who come, and we do all we can to make it special.
“One of our core values is to create active fun play for all ages. We live in a world where sometimes, physical activity is pushed to the side for technology. Sky Zone creates the activities for play that all ages, especially children, need. We create an atmosphere of achieving things you may not be able to do normally, reaching new heights for yourself.
“We are also involved with the communities in Hamilton and Mercer County,” he continues. “We help to support schools and school teams and charities, and we offer gift passes to eligible individuals.
“We’re the place to come, and we never stand still. We’re always working to invent new ways to play, gather, and compete.”
Sky Zone is open Tuesday through Thursday 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday 4 to 9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.. For further information regarding pricing and programming, call (609) 587-5867. Website: skyzone.com/hamilton.com