Photos by Madison Miller.
0712 iJump 280Children from a YMCA day camp take turns on the inflatable tree house at iJump 280.
Walking into iJump 280 makes even adults remember the excitement of childhood. With kids jumping around on every inflatable that they could possibly imagine, it’s a child’s paradise. Best of all, it’s weather resistant.
The space is equipped with seven large inflatables, a rock climbing wall, two arcades, a go-cart track, five private party rooms and a café.
The play center, located behind Logan’s Roadhouse and FedEx Office in Inverness off Highway 280, offers an alternative to the pool for families looking for kids’ activities to beat the heat.
“When the temperature gets high, we have a temperature-controlled environment,” co-owner Tammy Khan said. “It’s important to keep (the kids) active.”
Isaac David first opened iJump in 2009. When his previous business partners left, David thought about closing the business until Khan stepped up to help and keep the business going with him. This year, they reopened with the new name iJump 280.
Both Khan and David wanted to create a family friendly environment where kids and parents could have fun and stay active without having to worry about the weather. Parents are even allowed to participate in some of the activities with their kids.
“We wanted to accommodate parents and make sure that the kids are having a great time,” Khan said.
Khan and David also both know the importance of safety when kids are at play. Their staff is trained to keep the environment safe, as well as fun.
“Our employees are our business,” Khan said. “They watch for safety hazards and make sure that the kids are having fun and being safe.”
“Security is key,” David added.
The owners also enjoy their location on 280 and the surrounding community. They often offer support for education, silent auctions and other events.
“We definitely have deep community roots,” Khan said.
The excitement on kids’ faces inside iJump 280 will tell you that it is the perfect place to jump and play.
General admission to iJump is $8.50, the combo package $13.50, go-karts $5.50, and the rock wall $4.50. Admission for toddlers, ages 3 and under, is $2.50. They also offer party packages. Socks are required on all inflatables.