Rocky's own tramp park bounces open
LOCALS will be bouncing off the walls with adrenalin and excitement today as Flip Out Rockhampton opens the doors to the very first trampoline park for the region.
Part owners Maurice Salib and Blake Peters have spent the last few weeks constructing the huge trampoline park in their Park Avenue location in preparations for the open day today.
Blake said he started working for the company in Bundaberg after they opened Flip Out there about 10 months ago.
"I was lucky enough to become involved with Flip Out in Bundy and now I'm part owner of the Rockhampton one which is really exciting," he said.
"I actually threw away an apprenticeship to work here so it's paid off which is good. We're really excited to open Flip Out Rockhampton and we're expecting a huge crowd. We've seen a lot of people interested on our Facebook page so I think Rockhampton will really love having Flip Out here."
Flip Out is open seven days a week with late nights on Friday and Saturdays.
Maurice said the Rockhampton park was the fourth location the company had opened.
"Flip Out is the first one in Australia and this is our fourth one to open," he said.
"It's a massive craze at the moment but I think it's going to stick around. It's a family friendly place for kids and for adults so I'm sure this will be a popular hang out from now on."
Flip Out Rockhampton is located at 19 Dooley St, Park Avenue. It's $15 an hour but there is a school holiday special of $20 for two hours with a free pair of socks or a free slushie.