Enjoy jumping around? This is the spot for you.
At Flying Squirrel Trampoline Park, at 22930 State Road 54, in Lutz, there’s plenty of trampolines and all sorts of other options for when kids, and adults, get squirrely.
It’s an entertainment and recreation option that occupies more than half of the former K-Mart in the Willow Bend Shopping Plaza.
“We open at 2 o’ clock when school gets out, so it’s about people always looking for stuff to do after school,” said Kevin Olivella, Flying Squirrel’s manager. “So, it can be busy then, but that’s when we have a lot of people and families like that ready to jump around.”
Flying Squirrel opened in June 2020, following some pandemic delays typical for businesses opening during that period.
“I think we put together every trampoline,” Olivella said. “From every last spring,” he added, laughing.
“And, even as a trampoline park itself, we have different aspects than other trampoline parks, too,” said Brody Flanagio, fellow manager.
Besides large trampoline areas, Flying Squirrel has a handful of Top Golf simulators, Drey Cafe for food and drinks, an augmented rock wall, arcade games, American Gladiator-like games with foam battalions, and even a zip line.
“It’s a lot of fun here, even to work here, because we have some staff competitions with the kids to mix things up,” Olivella said. “Weekends are our big days because we have birthday parties and it’s crazy. Or can be.”
Flying Squirrel is not far from Main Event Wesley Chapel, at the Tampa Premium Outlets, but Olivella said that the trampoline park and Main Event are different enough to not view themselves as competitors.
“Main Event has bowling, more video games,” Olivella said. “I like to think we’re really a trampoline park first, so not only do we have a little younger demographic, we’re more about being active, jumping around, wearing kids out. So they’re just different beasts of entertainment.”
At Flying Squirrel, booking in advance is not necessary for those who just walk in to jump and play, but it is recommended for parties and events.
Prices start at $19 an hour, but there are family passes available, which are popular with frequent visitors.
Don Hager, of Wesley Chapel, falls into that category. He has made the trek to Flying Squirrel dozens of times, accompanied by his grandson, Braddick.
“He loves it,” Hager said. “It’s definitely something for him to do and then he’s tired later on. He gets great exercise and it gets him out of the house for an hour or so. What more does he need?”
Flying Squirrel Indoor Trampoline Park
Where: 22930 State Road 54, Lutz
When: Tuesday through Thursday, 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, 2 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Cost: Prices start at $19 an hour; group rates available
Details: A trampoline park, a rock wall, arcade games and other recreational options
Info: Call 813-501-8488, or visit FlyingSquirrelSports.us/lutz-florida/
Published April 06, 2022
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