Huge indoor adventure park coming to Arden area

By   – Staff Writer, Sacramento Business Journal

A fast-growing Texas chain of indoor adventure centers plans to open a location across the street from Arden Fair mall.

In addition to trampoline arenas, climbing walls and ropes courses, the Urban Air Adventure Park in Sacramento will include an indoor sky coaster, go-karts and virtual skydiving, according to the company’s website, which says it will open this winter.

The Urban Air Adventure Park will be at 1700 Arden Way, in the same center as Party City and Chuck E. Cheese’s. This is the first local site for the chain.

Ethan Conrad Properties Inc. closed escrow on the 40,400-square-foot building in March this year. It was most recently the location of Sports Authority. That store moved to another spot on Arden Way before the chain went bankrupt and closed all its stores in 2016.

Conrad said via email that tenant improvements in the Urban Air space are underway. The tenant is a franchisee, Conrad said.

Urban Air locations also have cafes that feature food such as pizza, along with beer and wine.

Urban Air started up eight years ago. It now has 52 of its adventure parks open, with 61 locations in development across the country. Most are franchises.

The Dallas-based company signed its lease for the Sacramento location three months ago, according to a news release. It will employ about 60 people.

In the Sacramento area and beyond, indoor adventure parks are filling vacancies as large retailers shut their doors. A separate indoor trampoline park is filling the former Sport Chalet space in Country Club Plaza at Watt and El Camino avenues.

More outdoor adventure areas are under development as well. A new adventure park in a former granite quarry in Rocklin is opening at the end of this month, and another ropes course in the canopy of a grove of oak trees is in development in West Sacramento.

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