Jump Start Adventure Park opening in La Crosse next month

Jump Start Adventure Park, located at the former Toad’s Cove BMX facility on Hwy. B., will offer nets and ninja courses, a foam pit, and trampoline dodgeball and basketball.

Peter Thomson, La Crosse Tribune

Adrenaline seekers will soon have reason to jump for joy.

Installation of the Jump Start Adventure Park, La Crosse’s first trampoline and extreme obstacle course center, is underway, with a projected opening date of late December. Co-owned by Matthew Lee, Anthony Marler, Jeremy Dunn, and Cindy and Troy Todd, the facility is housed in the former Toad’s Cove Indoor BMX building, at 3939 Hwy. B.

Lee, who lives in Utah, owns Fly High Trampoline Park, with current locations in Colorado and Nevada, and partnered with the Todds to create the similar Jump Start Adventure Park, which will be managed by Cindy Todd.

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Jump Start Adventure Park opening in La Crosse next month

Daniel Matern of Sparta navigates a partially built nets course at Jump Start Adventure Park, currently under construction at the former Toad’s Cove BMX facility on Hwy. B.

“I think there’s a need for a family friendly center where kids of all ages can go and have active fun in both summer and winter,” Lee said. “We saw there was an opportunity, and we feel like there is a large enough market (in La Crosse).”

“La Crosse is awesome — good population, good people,” Dunn agreed. “We’re excited to be here.”

Work on the building’s 58,000-square-foot interior — the recreation area is approximately 30,000 square feet — began in mid-August, and the two-story facility will offer equipment and activities suitable for kids and adults. Highlights include a two-lane ninja course with zip line, cargo nets, hanging silks and trapeze bar, and a nets course suspended 17 feet above ground.

“I don’t think there’s anything else around here like this,” Dunn said.

Also featured are a foam pit, parkour obstacles, stunt air bags and a “wipe-out” course featuring a sweeper, which requires jumping over giant rotating arms. The extensive trampoline court includes trampoline basketball and dodgeball courts, a walled high-performance trampoline and trampolines surrounded by padded boxes and additional trampolines angled at 45 degrees for jumping and flipping.

The owners plan to offer toddler time on the trampolines during school hours and possibly early-open days reserved for people with special needs.

The facility also will house two or three party rooms and a party mezzanine area, as well as a cafe area with both traditional party foods and fresh sandwiches and wraps. Dunn expects to add massage chairs and bakery items for parents looking to relax while their children enjoy the activities. All stations will be fully supervised by staff.

“Our main goal is to offer a safe, enjoyable place for moms to bring their kids and to spoil moms like they spoil their kids,” Dunn said.

For more information and updates, check out the business’ Facebook page.

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Emily Pyrek covers human interest stories, local events and anything involving dogs for the La Crosse Tribune. She is always interested in story ideas and can be contacted at emily.pyrek@lee.net.

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