Trampoline park to open soon at Steeplegate Mall

  • Construction workers do finish work around the trampolines at the new AltitudeTrampoline Park at the Steeplegate Mall in Concord on Wednesday September 19, 2018. Owner Steve Payne anticipates construction will be completed in a month. GEOFF FORESTER—Monitor staff

  • Altitude Trampoline Park owner Steve Payne pushes down on a trampoline at the new at the Steeplegate Mall facility on Wednesday.

  • Altitude Merrimack Wipeout trampoline ride. COURTESY—

  • Altitude Merrimack Main Court. COURTESY—

Monitor staff
Published: 9/19/2018 5:19:35 PM

A trampoline park at the Steeplegate Mall is expected to open near the end of October, the facility’s owner says.

Steve Payne, co-owner and operating partner of the impending Altitude Trampoline Park in Concord, said the franchise has finished assembling the trampolines at the Loudon Road location. He anticipates construction will be completed in a month.

Payne said the Concord location will be similar to its Merrimack cousin, which opened a little over a week ago. It will have attractions such as extreme dodgeball; a battle beam for jousting; a rock climbing wall with a foam pit; a trapeze; a wipe out bar – a rotating arm with 8 individual trampolines that jumpers can either try to clear or duck under (capped at 6 mph, Payne said) – and a large jumping area with a family area for toddlers.

But don’t think Altitude is just for children; Payne said corporate retreats and team building sessions are relatively common – and adults “get into it,” he said.

Jump sessions will go f
or $9 for a half hour to $25 for two hours, and participants will have to buy socks with rubberized bottoms that can be reused, Payne said.

The 35,191-square-foot lease will take over the anchor space where Circuit City used to be. Altitude has over 60 franchise locations, Payne said, three of which are in New Hampshire. Payne co-owners and operates the Merrimack location, as well as one in Marlboro, Mass.

Just next door to the trampoline park – in the former Bon Ton store at the mall – is the Capital City Charter School, which opened to middle school-aged students this school year by founder Stephanie Alicea of Boscawen.

Concord residents recently said in a Monitor survey they would like to see more active options in the mall, which has struggled financially in recent years.

The construction of the trampoline park also meant some jumping around for one of the seasonal tenants of the former Circuit City building – the Spirit Halloween store that opened in that spot this time of the year was forced to move further up Loudon Road to the former Toys ‘R’ Us building.

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