Killeen is set to get two new businesses that will have kids jumping for joy: Urban Air Adventure Park and Vertical Altitude Trampoline Park. Both businesses will feature trampolines as a central activity.
The Vertical Altitude Trampoline Park is expected to be the first trampoline park to open.
“Right now, we are looking to be open in late February,” owner Chris Soihl said. “We will have a better idea of an exact date in late December.”
The trampoline park will also offer a rock climbing wall, foam pits and dodgeball, to name a few.
The business will be in the Wendland Plaza Shopping Center where the old H-E-B was located next to the former Kmart in Killeen on Fort Hood Street. The estimated value of the trampoline park renovation is $815,000, and the project includes over 29,000 square feet.
The Urban Air Adventure Park will offer multiple activities for children and families to take part in. The business is jointly owned by Bruce Thoms, Brian Bell and Candy Bell.
“We are going to have a rock climbing wall in there, a cafe, an arcade, some ziplines and rope courses; it’s not just trampolines,” Thoms said. “The business is going to be 30,000 square feet and 30 feet high to have room for everything.”
According to Candy Bell, the owners hope to have doors open and the business ready for customers by spring break, which is March 12-16. Urban Air will be at 2102 Jennifer Drive, near Jasper Road and Fort Hood Street. The permit for the business was valued at $927,500.
“We started digging two weeks ago, and we have had some rainy days, but the goal is to be open for spring break,” Candy Bell said.