We’ve been eagerly awaiting the opening of Sky Zone Kalamazoo and were excited when we finally had a chance to check it out.
Sky Zone Trampoline Park officially opened its doors in Portage November 18, 2014. Located just south of I-94 on 5103 Portage Road in Portage, Sky Zone is a 25,000-square-foot facility filled to the brim with wall to wall trampolines. It is a trampoline extravaganza!
On our first visit to Sky Zone Kalamazoo we arrived with friends and chose the 60-minute open jump. Jump times range from 30 minutes to 120 minutes. The jump times keep the flow of traffic on the trampolines free from traffic jams and excessive lines.
We did have to purchase special socks at Sky Zone to provide better traction (regular socks and street shoes are not permitted), which cost $1 a pair. Once you purchase them, you may bring them back on your return visits.
My six year old son and his friend immediatley headed straight for the Main Court. Bouncing off the walls takes on a whole new meaning at Sky Zone, yes, even the walls are made out of trampolines. A perfect cure for cabin fever!
To keep it safe, the trampolines are sectioned off and only one jumper is allowed per square or rectangle. There are plenty of staff members on hand to make sure that the rules are followed to ensure that all kids have a good time. It obvious that safety is a top priority. This also means that you will not be able to jump right next to your younger kids.
After about 40 minutes of free jump time, the boys needed a little break (talk about a workout!), so we headed to the tables for some water and a snack. They do have snacks and drinks available at the Sky Cafe. I even noticed that they have pizza available for purchase.
(picture courtesy of Tara Fletcher Photography)
One of my son’s favorites was the Foam Pit. Imagine bouncing off of a trampoline into a pit filled with foam blocks! Definitely fun, but a little challenging (especially for the adults) to get out of the foam pit.
Sky Slam Basketball Dunk Courts
We continued our Sky Zone journey at the Sky Slam Basketball Dunk Courts. My son (who has limited basketball ability) felt like LeBron James with his almost slam-dunking and net touching ability.
Ultimate Dodgeball Court
They has have an Ultimate Dodgeball Court. We did’t try it on our two visits to Sky Zone Kalamazoo, but would definitely try it on our next stop out.
Tips From Parent
- Buy your tickets online for the time that you want to go. This ensures that you’ll be able to get the Open Jump time slot that you want. There is a maximum capacity of 126 jumpers at one time.
- Fill out your waiver online ahead of time, too. The waiver needs to be completed by a parent or guardian. This is especially important to do if you’re sending your kids with someone other than yourself i.e. friends, caregiver, or grandparent.
- Check out one of their special programs for kids of various ages. Toddler Time, Jumpapalooza, and SkyJam are all worth checking out if your child falls within the appropriate age category.
We give Sky Zone Kalamazoo a “thumbs-up” for a great indoor play place and a great addition to our greater Kalamazoo area.
This is definitely a place for kids of all ages and adults, too. My son had a good time on each of his visits there and I’ll be trying it on our next visit, too.