The wait is over. At 3 p.m. Thursday, Sky Zone Asheville, the new trampoline park at 1836 Hendersonville Road, opensÂ to the public, sendingÂ both kids and adults flying into the air and falling into foam pits across a 24,000-square-foot room.
Opening a bit later than initially plannedÂ â late March rather than early FebruaryÂ â Sky Zone Asheville is more than just trampolines. It’s a hub for fitness, fun, activity and entertainment, with a huge (and challenging) climbing wall, a warrior course, foam-pit jousting, slam-dunk court and more.
The delay, explained managing partner Charles Conner, is because the new park is somewhat of a prototype for the next generation of Sky Zone parks, the local franchise’s parent company that owns 150-plus parks in five countriesÂ â and many of the AshevilleÂ attractions are brand-new designs, which meant lots of equipment testing and re-testing before delivery.
On the climbing wall, there are no harnesses to keep climbers from plummeting below âÂ though, of course, the pit below is safely cushioned, filled to the brim with foam.
There will be a jousting court, an obstacle course, trampoline basketball, climbing, rope course challenges, a nighttime Glow event, fitness classes and, eventually, a special prototype dodgeball court that’s completely new to the company. Conner and the Asheville team, though, are still waiting on that attraction to be delivered and installed.
“This will be one of their most innovative parks,” Conner said in a December interview, while the space was emptyÂ and construction just beginning.
Sky Zone Asheville will be the area’s second trampoline park, coming one year after Launch opened in Arden. Missing a few of its key attractions, the park’s soft-opening is onÂ Thursday, and, when the dodgeball court arrivesÂ â complete with the biggest trampoline in the parkÂ â Sky Zone will…