Tue July 19, 2011
Jumpoline Brings a Different Kind of Family Entertainment to Austin
One of Austin's newest family attractions, Jumpoline, is taking the idea of a trampoline to the next level. First of all, it's indoors and air conditioned, making it an option for parents who want to take their kids out of the merciless Texas summer heat. Secondly, the trampoline is massive; it spans close to 10,000 square feet.
Jumpoline opened Saturday and is located on the corner of Wells Branch and MoPac. It's open from 10 am to 8 pm. General manager Lucy Kim said the hours will be extended once construction is fully complete.
Kim said she and her husband Jason Kim, president and CEO of Jumpoline, always wanted to have this kind of business.
"My husband is a general building contractor and he got this idea," Kim said. "We've seen some similar to this so we said, 'Well, it'd be a great place for the kids, or anybody who wants to get some exercise.'"
Jackie Coplin of Austin brought her kids to Jumpoline and thought it was a good place to go during the summer break.
"It's a great way to get out of the heat and spend some energy," Coplin said. "The kids seem to be having fun."
Kim said parents have to sign a safety waiver before they let their kids jump. They also have employees to oversee the trampoline and make sure those jumping are following rules.
"That's our crucial thing," Kim said, "safety and also cleanliness."
Earlier today, kids were running, jumping, and some were even doing hand springs.
"It's really fun to jump and play around," 6-year-old Janalise Hernandez said. "It will be really fun, to jump, getting to do anything you like doing."