Trampoline parks have been growing in popularity since the first park opened in 2004 in Las Vegas, Nevada. By 2014, the International Association of Trampoline Parks identified 345 parks open in North America, with an additional 115 expected to open by the end of 2015. In addition, at least 100 parks were expected to open internationally by the end of 2015 – that’s over 550 trampoline parks worldwide!
Why are trampoline parks growing so rapidly? The activity appeals to all ages. Toddlers and small children can romp around and play, while adults can enjoy a fun workout or serious aerobics class. Rockin’ Jump Trampoline’s website references a 1980 NASA study that equates 10 minutes of jumping on a trampoline to 33 minutes of running.
In addition, trampoline parks serve as venues for birthday parties, schools, camps and corporate events. Most facilities offer a wide variety of activities – from basketball courts and dodgeball, to foam pits and workout areas – in addition to serving food and selling sports equipment. With a simple goal of fun, family and fitness, the trampoline park industry is expected to see continued growth.
If you’re thinking about jumping into the trampoline park business, then you might consider buying an existing trampoline park. Compared to starting one up from scratch, an existing business is less risky and has many advantages, such as built-in cash flow, an established location, as well as an experience team of employees.
Or, you might consider buying a trampoline park franchise. There are many benefits of going the franchise route, including site selection and pre-opening support, marketing and social media support, management training and more. BizBuySell offers several trampoline franchise opportunities, including Launch Trampoline Park and Rebounderz Indoor Trampoline Arena.