The OKC Boathouse District recently unveiled its new Youth Zone, designed to inspire physical activity and improve health and wellness. The Youth Zone’s activities include a unique “Cloud Bounce,” a 40-foot inflatable pillow offering bouncing fun for all ages and a “Sky Tykes” obstacle course that sits three feet above ground, in which youth are secured into a safety harness as they navigate a series of adventures and challenges. In addition, a miniature zipline is available for both children and adults, and an “Extreme Air” bungee activity allows individuals to jump and flip to thrilling heights.
The Youth Zone also includes the KaBOOM! playground built by local volunteers in 2011.
“This new Youth Zone is really unique to Oklahoma City,” said Michael J. Knopp, OKC Boathouse Foundation executive director. “It offers interactive play opportunities you won’t find anywhere else, and it’s something the whole family can enjoy together.”
The Youth Zone and KaBOOM! playground were both established with the intent of providing a safe environment for children to stay healthy and active. Both projects were created in conjunction with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma’s Healthy Kids, Healthy Families initiative—a three year program that pulls together local, state and national resources in an effort to make a significant impact on childhood health and wellness.
The Boathouse District is located at 725 S Lincoln Boulevard and Youth Zone passes are $10 for kids ages 3–12. For hours of operation and additional information, call 552-4040 or visit www.boathousedistrict.org.
[Editor's Note: In our April issue, we incorrecty listed the Boathouse District's phone number. The phone number above is correct. We apologize for the error.]