By: Kristina Perez
The Valley of the Sun has almost 110 days of temperatures reaching more than 100 degrees every year, some of those days exceeding 115 degrees or hotter. Not only is that uncomfortable to drive in, it’s unbearable for humans and animals to play in and poses a major health hazard. Luckily, Arizonans have perfected the art and science of indoor play. Peoria, in particular, has several indoor, air-conditioned playgrounds for kids that residents retreat to every summer. Here are the top five cool parks.
Jumper's Jungle in Peoria, AZ
Jumper’s Jungle Family Fun Center
Jump, slide, bounce or race your way through Jumper’s Jungle Family Center seven days a week. And, to add a little mystery and fantasy to the experience, families have the option to include a princess, superhero, Mickey Mouse, Mini Mouse, Jedi lessons, hula dancers, Santa, balloon twisting and games. With four adventure packages that include food and drinks and military discounts, the whole family can enjoy themselves for a reasonable price. For more information, visit https://www.jumpersjungle.com/peoria/.
Uptown Jungle Fun Park
Uptown Jungle Fun Park is just that: a fun indoor park full of jungle themed equipment and courses. The park features trampolines, obstacle courses, climbing walls, super slides, play structures, a ninja course, a mini zip line, a ball blaster arena and a spider tower. Open seven days a week, children and parents can play for 60, 90 or 120 minutes at a time. Once admission is paid for, all activities in the park are available for no additional fees. There is a birthday club and party packages for kids to play with up to 20 of their closest friends, including food, drinks, socks, table ware, a private room and more. Grab a pair of grip socks and join the fun! Learn more at https://peoria.uptownjungle.com/indoor-playground-trampoline-park/.
The Rush Fun Park
Jump. Play. Climb. Repeat. That’s the mantra for Peoria’s newest indoor park, The Rush Fun Park. Children, teens and adults can experience the dodgeball zone, extreme course, trampoline park, kids zone, flying hoops arena, super slides, rock climbing walls and playground. After all the energy is used up, take a break at the snack shack, which is stocked with cold sodas, specialty drinks, cookies, chips, candy and more. Each week, the park hosts open play, Lil’ Kidz Rush Hour, character-building activities and more. To learn more about the healthy fun hours, pricing and attractions, visit https://rushfunpark.com/.
SkyZone Trampoline Park in Peoria, AZ
Sky Zone Trampoline Park
Not a fan of super slides, play structures or bouncy houses? Sky Zone Trampoline Park is the place for you. Besides housing the biggest indoor trampoline park in the state, Sky Zone recently added a zip line, bouldering wall, ninja warrior course, curved incline climbing wall, parkour zone, sky slam, sky joust and sky ladder. This park is not for the faint at heart. Known for its giant wall-to-wall trampoline, Sky Zone is the place for children, teens and adults to learn and perfect their flips and aerials. If jumping and flipping is not your jam, Sky Zone’s activity passes and memberships also include the other attractions and discounts for parents, birthday parties, lock-in events, and more. Find out more at https://www.skyzone.com/peoria.
Pump it Up Peoria
Known for its customized birthday parties and as the largest indoor inflatable attraction, Pump it up Peoria is the place to be to celebrate all the summer birthdays. Not only can kids jump through bouncy houses, slides and obstacle courses, they can add to their fun with a balloon drop, pizza party, bubble bash, glow balloon drop and glow mania. For those not interested in hosting a party, Pump it up offers open jump times, special activities and themed jumps “where kids can bounce until they drop.” Check out the special offers and more at https://www.pumpitupparty.com/peoria-az/.