BOUNCE, climb and fly at an indoor aerial super park set to open in Edgewater this weekend.
Latitude, already established in Melbourne, Adelaide and Beijing, will officially open its doors to the public on March 17 following a $4 million custom fit-out at Joondalup Gate.
The indoor facility goes beyond trampolining, featuring dodgeball and basketball arenas, an airbag and jumping platform, clip-on climbing walls, a suspended obstacle course, a zip line freefall experience, high-performance and wall-running zone, and an area for children under five.
“We recognise that many families have a junior member of the team and we don’t want them to miss out when their brothers and sisters are having an awesome time on the floor,” Latitude co-founder Peter Lang said.
“We also know that entertainment venues are often terrible places for parents to hang out while the kids are enjoying their session so our designers have created great spaces for them to grab a coffee, read the paper or spend a few hours working with free WiFi.”
The Perth location will also be home to Latitude’s first combination ninja-parkour obstacle course, The Grid.
The military-style course will have beginners and parkour pros swinging, launching and propelling themselves to the next level.
Mr Lang said Latitude was for everyone “from crawlers to wall-runners and Olympic aspirants keen to hone their skills”.
“We are a community facility that seeks to make a positive contribution to the lives of those wishing to break out of the normal day-to-day grind and enjoy freedom to laugh, play, compete and generally be free as a bird,” he said.
“Our venue features an acre of activities that get kids and those young at heart off the ground.”
Mr Lang said Latitude was about taking the existing idea of a trampoline park and “fixing a number of shortcomings to create a better overall experience for customers”.
“We are on great terms with a number of pioneers in the industry and it continues to be a vibrant and fast growing industry around the world,” he said.
He said he had found the right location in Perth and was confident families would race to experience the range of “high-adrenaline” activities on offer.
“The Edgewater location is perfect, with fantastic transport links providing the Perth community easy access to a state of the art facility,” he said.
“We are all guilty of spending too much time with our heads in our phones, computers and TV screens, so my mission is to encourage people to get their blood pumping, challenge their bodies and minds and importantly have fun.”
Latitude in Edgewater will create 80 jobs, with more to come when a second site planned for the south of Perth is developed.
“We have been blown away with the response from the Perth community and cant wait to open our doors soon,” Mr Lang said.
Latitude offers single ticket experiences and a range of structured classes, including high-performance trampolining, fitness and after school and school holiday programs.
There are also party rooms and corporate event facilities.