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Jumping on trampolines, jumping into foam pits and otherwise using equipment in a trampoline park is inherently dangerous, not unlike any other extreme sport.  Participants and parents must accept these risks, and also take responsibility for following posted rules to minimize these risks.  Our staff is well trained and our equipment is designed to make the facility as safe as possible, but notwithstanding all that we do, we cannot eliminate the risk of injury.

Here are some statistics comparing trampoline injuries in a significantly large facility in a major metropolitan area with other popular sports:

Source: American Academy of Pediatrics Journal, “Survey of the Injury Rate for Children in Community Sports”, Marirose A. Radelet, Scott M Lephart (PhD), Elaine N. Runbinstein (PhD), and Joseph B. Myers (PhD), Pediatrics 2002; 110; e28; DOI: 10.1542/ped.110.3.e28 
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Source: Neiss Data Highlights 2012: http://www.cpsc.gov/Research–Statistics/NEISS-Injury-Data/

General Rules

ANYONE UNDER THE AGE OF 18 MUST HAVE A WAIVER SIGNED BY A PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN.

FOLLOW FLIGHT CREW DIRECTIONS AT ALL TIMES.

ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST BE BAREFOOT OR WEARING OUR GRIP SOCKS.

PARTICIPATE IN A SAFE AND RESPONSIBLE MANNER.

CHILDREN 6 AND UNDER SHOULD NEVER BE LEFT UNATTENDED.

REMOVE ALL CELL PHONES, AND SHARP OBJECTS FROM POCKETS.

REMOVE ALL JEWELRY, HATS, OR LOOSE OBJECTS.

NO FOOD, DRINK, OR GUM ALLOWED IN THE ARENA.

PREVENT COLLISIONS BY MAINTAINING AN APPROPRIATE AMOUNT OF SPACE BETWEEN YOURSELF AND OTHERS.

DO NOT PARTICIPATE IF YOU HAVE HEALTH LIMITATIONS, INJURIES, OR ARE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF DRUGS OR ALCOHOL, OR ARE PREGNANT.

NO DRUGS OR ALCOHOL PERMITTED ON THE PREMISES.

WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOST, STOLEN OR DAMAGED PERSONAL PROPERTY BROUGHT INTO OR STORED ON THE PREMISES.


Safety Rules

WARNING: TRAMPOLINE/ATTRACTION USE INVOLVES AN INHERENT RISK. IMPACT CAN RESULT IN SERIOUS OR FATAL INJURY, PARALYSIS AND FRACTURE. PARTICIPATE AT YOUR OWN RISK.

NO RUNNING OR RACING
DO NOT RUN OR RACE ACROSS THE TRAMPOLINES.

DO NOT DOUBLE BOUNCE
DOUBLE BOUNCING IS ATTEMPTING TO PROPEL SOMEONE HIGHER BY TIMING A JUMP AS ANOTHER LANDS ON THE TRAMPOLINE. AVOID SIMULTANEOUSLY JUMPING WITH OTHERS CLOSE BY. IT IS ESPECIALLY DANGEROUS FOR LARGER PEOPLE TO DOUBLE BOUNCE SMALLER PEOPLE.

ALWAYS LAND ON BOTH FEET
WHEN JUMPING, BE SURE TO LAND SAFELY. LANDING ON ONE FOOT MAY CAUSE SERIOUS INJURY.

NO DOUBLE FLIPS
DO NOT ATTEMPT DOUBLE FLIPS OF ANY KIND.

NO AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR
DO NOT PUSH, TACKLE, WRESTLE, OR ENGAGE IN ANY OTHER ACTIVITY THAT MAY INTERFERE WITH ANOTHER PARTICIPANT.

NO LANDING ON SAFETY PADS
ALWAYS JUMP NEAR THE CENTER OF THE TRAMPOLINE. DO NOT JUMP DIRECTLY ONTO THE SAFETY PADS, AS INJURY MAY RESULT.

NO JUMPING FROM TRAMPOLINES TO DECKING
PLEASE WALK FROM THE TRAMPOLINE TO DECKING. LANDING ON THE DECKING MAY RESULT IN ANKLE OR OTHER INJURIES.

DO NOT SIT OR LIE DOWN
NEVER SIT ON TOP OF THE SAFETY PADS, OR ON TRAMPOLINE MATS. IF YOU NEED TO REST, PLEASE EXIT THE ATTRACTION.

SKILL LEVEL
ATTEMPTING MANEUVERS BEYOND ONES SKILL LEVEL MAY CAUSE SERIOUS INJURY.

DANGEROUS TRICKS
FLIPS AND OTHER TRICKS ARE DANGEROUS. PERFORM AT YOUR OWN RISK ONLY IF YOU HAVE SUFFICIENT SKILL TO AVOID INJURING YOURSELF OR OTHERS.


The Arena

SAFETY SIGNAGE
SAFETY SIGNS ARE POSTED THROUGHOUT THE PARK. OUR STAFF WILL GLADLY REMIND YOU OF THESE RULES SHOULD YOU HAPPEN TO “FORGET” WHILE FLYING!

FLIGHT CREW
FLIGHT CREW MEMBERS ARE STATIONED THROUGHOUT THE ARENA. THEY PROMOTE STRUCTURE AND ENFORCE SAFETY RULES. THEY ALSO ASSIST IN THE EVENT OF INJURY.

EQUIPMENT
ROUTINE SAFETY INSPECTIONS ARE CONDUCTED TO ENSURE THAT ALL EQUIPMENT IS IN PROPER CONDITION.

SPRINGS
AN EFFORT HAS BEEN MADE TO COVER ALL SPRINGS BETWEEN OUR TRAMPOLINE MATS TO HELP AVOID JUMPERS FALLING ON, THROUGH, OR IN BETWEEN THE SPRINGS AND STEEL FRAMING.

PADDED POSTS
ALL POSTS IN THE ARENA HAVE PADDED COVERINGS TO PROTECT PARTICIPANTS FROM INJURY.

ARENA NETTING
ARENA NETTING IS STRATEGICALLY PLACED TO SEPARATE ATTRACTIONS AND SAFEGUARD STEEL FRAMEWORK.

FOAM PITS
OUR PITS ARE ENGINEERED WITH WATERFALL TRAMPOLINES TO ASSIST WITH A CLEAR PATHWAY TO THE FOAM. ALL FOAM IS REGULARLY CLEANED AND CIRCULATED.

CLEANING

OUR TRAMPOLINE MATS, PADS, AND DECKING SURFACES ARE CLEANED AND DISINFECTED ON A DAILY BASIS.


Attraction Rules

SLACKLINES
ONLY ONE (1) PERSON AT A TIME ON THE SLACKLINE.
CONFIRM THAT PREVIOUS USER HAS EXITED THE FOAM PIT BEFORE STARTING.
PLEASE USE THE SUPPORT ROPE TO CROSS SLACKLINE. (UNLESS YOU ARE AN EXPERT)
CROSS SLOWLY AND DELIBERATELY. NO RUNNING OR HUSTLING ACROSS THE SLACKLINE.
WHEN FALLING OR LOSING BALANCE, ALWAYS JUMP AWAY FROM THE SLACKLINE.
NEVER FALL DIRECTLY ONTO THE SLACKLINE.
DO NOT LINGER IN THE FOAM PIT.
NO DIGGING, THROWING OR PLAYING WITH THE FOAM CUBES.

TRAPEZE
ONLY ONE (1) PERSON AT A TIME MAY USE THE TRAPEZE.
CONFIRM THAT PREVIOUS USER HAS LEFT FOAM PIT BEFORE USING TRAPEZE.
YOU MUST LET GO OF THE TRAPEZE ON THE 1ST SWING! DO NOT SWING BACKWARDS. TOWARD THE PLATFORM.
NO SITTING, STANDING OR HANGING BY KNEES FROM TRAPEZE. GRASP ONLY WITH HANDS.
DO NOT LINGER IN THE FOAM PIT.
NO DIGGING, THROWING OR PLAYING WITH THE FOAM CUBES.

EURO TRAMPOLINE
YOU MUST BE A MINIMUM OF SEVEN (7) YEARS OLD TO USE THE EURO TRAMPOLINE.
ONLY ONE (1) PERSON AT A TIME ON THE EURO TRAMPOLINE.
NO FLIPS OFF THE WALL.

AERIAL SILKS
ONLY ONE (1) PERSON AT A TIME ON EACH HANGING AERIAL SILK.
DO NOT TIE KNOTS IN THE SILKS.
NO SWINGING INTO OTHERS.
DO NOT LINGER IN THE FOAM PIT.
NO DIGGING, THROWING OR PLAYING WITH THE FOAM CUBES.

FOAM PIT
ONLY ONE (1) PERSON AT A TIME PER LANE.
WAIT UNTIL THE PREVIOUS JUMPER EXITS THE FOAM PIT BEFORE JUMPING.
NO DIVING, LANDING ON YOUR STOMACH, OR HEADFIRST ENTRY INTO THE FOAM PIT.
NO BACK FLIPS MOVING FORWARD. (“GAINERS”)
NO DOUBLE FLIPS.
DO NOT LINGER IN THE FOAM PIT.
NO DIGGING, THROWING OR PLAYING WITH THE FOAM CUBES.

DODGEBALL
NO ROUGH PLAY, BULLYING, OR OVERLY AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR.
BE AWARE THAT THE AGES OF OTHERS MAY VARY; BE AGE APPROPRIATE AS YOU COMPETE.
ABSOLUTELY NO THROWING AT OTHER PLAYERS’ HEADS; YOU WILL BE CALLED OUT.
WHEN CALLED OUT, A PLAYER MUST EXIT THE DODGEBALL CAGE.
ONLY THROW DODGEBALLS AT OTHERS AS PART OF AN ORGANIZED GAME.

NINJA OBSTACLE COURSE
ONLY ONE (1) PERSON PER LANE AT A TIME.
WAIT UNTIL THE PREVIOUS NINJA EXITS THE FOAM PIT OR LANE BEFORE STARTING.
DO NOT CLIMB ON THE METAL SUPPORT COLUMNS.
DO NOT LINGER IN THE FOAM PIT.
NO DIGGING, THROWING OR PLAYING WITH THE FOAM CUBES.