Urban Air Toledo holds ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate first day in business

The business’ owners say that this adventure park can serve as an alternative to parks in other parts of the state.

Urban Air Toledo on Airport Highway in Toledo. (Jaden Jefferson)

TOLEDO, Ohio — Saturday, Urban Air Toledo, which is locally owned & operated, and according to a spokesperson, a $4 million investment into the city of Toledo, held a ribbon cutting to celebrate its first day in business.

Urban Air Toledo is a part of the Urban Air franchise, the world’s largest indoor adventure park system.

The new indoor park is located at 5243 Airport Highway, the former site of a Burlington store.

Those in attendance of Saturday’s ribbon cutting included Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz, Sandy Spang of the mayor’s economic development team and local franchise owners Steven Whitlow and Gavin Pike.

But due to the COVID-19 pandemic, new precautions are in place to protect visitors.

“From a customer perspective, that’s going mean they’re going to get their temperature checked when they come in, it means that there’s going to be cleaning breaks in the middle of adventure time, and so when the Cupid Shuffle comes on, that means it’s time for the customers to dance and our employees to clean. And then thirdly, we require that everybody follow all of the mak procedures that the state has laid-out.”

Steven Whitlow, who’s one of the owners of this franchise, says that there’s so much fun to be had, if you and your family want to take part.

“We have all of the trampolines you could want, including an olympic trampoline where you’ll bounce really high. We’ve got dodgeball, and then we have the ninja course, we have an indoor playground, we have our sky-rider, which is a zip-line, we have the ropes course which extends across our entire building, and then we have, for the first time in Toledo history, indoor go-karts.”

Whitlow adds that the project took a total of 3 years to complete, and that construction had to be paused in March, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Whitlow insists that the winter season is the perfect season to explore Urban Air, which is open for open play on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 7:00 p.m.

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