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Friday, October 20, 2017

Urban Jungle Fun Park opens indoor playground in Mesa

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Urban Jungle, which originated in San Diego, just opened in Mesa. A second Arizona location is scheduled to open in Avondale this July. Photos courtesy of Urban Jungle Fun Park.

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Climbing walls at Urban Jungle Fun Park look like skyscrapers.

A giant indoor playground has opened in Mesa. Urban Jungle Fun Park offers trampolines, indoor climbing walls that look like skyscrapers, a ninja play area, super slides, an obstacle course, life-size interactive video games, a ball-blaster arena and a multilevel play structure built for kids and adults.

The 18,000-square-foot, $1.5-million facility also features Urban Tot, 1,200 square feet of parent-supervised play space for ages 5 and younger. The Mesa facility opened its doors Thursday, March 9.

At Urban Jungle, adults can play or relax in the parents’ lounge, which includes free Wi-Fi, mobile charging stations, large-screen televisions, leather couches and massage chairs. There’s also a central “fueling station” with drinks, healthy food, snacks and treats.

The indoor play center, which originated in San Diego, plans to open a second Arizona location in Avondale in July. Urban Jungle also hosts birthday parties and group events.

If you go: 5741 E. McKellips Road, Mesa. $10-$18 for up to two hours. 480-256-8749 or urbanjunglefunpark.com.

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Urban Jungle features wall-to-wall trampolines and a climbing structure for kids and adults.

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Kara G. Morrison

Editor Kara G. Morrison worked as a features reporter and editor at the Arizona Republic before joining RAK last spring. She is the mother of Sofia (5). Reach her at [email protected]

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