Jump Start Adventure Park nears completion

Owners expect December opening

A unique new attraction that promises to keep you moving is coming to the area.

Jump Start Adventure Park on County Road B in La Crosse is a trampoline arena that will offer ropes and ninja courses, foam pits, slides and more.

Since September, its owners have been hard at work setting it up, and now they’re nearing completion.

Looking at the outside of the building, you’d never guess what’s inside.

“I think this is really unique,” co-owner Matthew Lee said. “It’s out of the box. Your imagination can run wild.”

As if straight out of a kid’s dream, the center will offer about 35,000 square feet full of trampolines and various obstacle courses, one 17 feet off the ground.

“We’ll have two basketball trampolines you can dunk off,” Lee said. “We’re going to have a big slide off of this. I forgot about that; there’s so many things.”

Lee, like his co-owners, is from Utah. He got into the adventure park industry three years ago before helping start this Jump Start Adventure Park in La Crosse.

“Things like that are always going inside my head, how can I make this fun,” he said. “It just kind of grew from my original passion of gymnastics.”

It’s still a work in progress, but it’s undergone a major transformation from a former BMX bike track that was owned by Cindy Todd’s brother-in-law.

“I thought it’d be great to have a trampoline park, so I suggested it, and here we are,” Todd said. Dump trucks full of dirt had to be hauled away before they could start building.

Todd, a co-owner and general manager of the adventure park, believes La Crosse is in need of something that keeps you active.

“I can’t stand seeing kids just sit on video games all day,” she said. “They need to get out, have fun, exercise.”

“That’s what we’re trying to encourage — fun, active, safe play where people can get out,” Lee said.

When construction is complete and visitors are welcomed in, he has a feeling they’ll be jumping for joy.

“It’s a big project, but it’s so rewarding to see people come and love it,” Lee said.

There’s no set date, but owners hope to have the park open in mid-December.