CLIFTON PARK -- Sky Zone Trampoline Park, an indoor recreational facility that features wall-to-wall trampolines in large, open rooms, is coming to Clifton Park.
The facility will move from its location in Albany to the Clifton Park Center Mall.
Sky Zone has dozens of facilities across the country, including parks in Syracuse and Queensbury. The Albany location opened in 2014.
Rick Eaglestone, vice president of leasing at DCG Development, the Clifton Park-based real estate company that owns the mall, said that, from a landlord's perspective, Sky Zone is an exciting prospect because it offers both a chance for exercise and entertainment.
"We're very, very excited about having it at the Clifton Park Center Mall," he said on Wednesday.
Rusty Saunders is the new franchise owner of the Albany park and said the decision to move Sky Zone out of Albany and into Clifton Park came from a mix of factors, including the ability to reach a wide audience of families in Clifton Park and his desire to be in a space that can accommodate new features -- such as an obstacle course -- that are going into more recently opened Sky Zone Parks.
Saunders said the Albany facility will close its doors on Sept. 8. His goal for the Clifton Park location is to be open for business by winter. The site in the mall that will house Sky Zone is being prepared now, he said.
"We're going to try to fast-pace this," Saunders said. "It'll be the latest innovations in this Sky Zone."
He said there are plans for the Clifton Park Sky Zone to host large groups, parties, and fundraising events. The new space will measure approximately 25,000 square feet, roughly the same size as the Albany location, he said.
Saunders is in the process of finalizing designs for the site. Once that is done, construction inside the site will begin. Sky Zone will be on the same side of the mall as Regal Cinemas and will extend from the mall's main entrance to Boscov's.
Saunders also owns the Sky Zone park in Queensbury. Hours of operation for the facility will be determined when construction is finished, he said.
Sky Zone parks, according to the company's website, have signage throughout the facility listing rules and other safety regulations that must be obeyed while using the trampolines.
Any person who uses the trampolines must sign a waiver before doing so. Sky Zone parks offer various camps, dodge ball tournaments and other programs specifically for young children.
Clifton Park Town Supervisor Phil Barrett said he expects parents will act appropriately when deciding whether or not their children can use the trampolines.
"I am confident parents will make the correct decisions for their children when considering activity participation," he said on Wednesday. "The new Sky Zone will offer an additional opportunity for children to participate in a popular, fun activity with their peers in Clifton Park."