LIMA — The Lima Mall has a new attraction for youth and families. The Hero Day, an inflatable Ninja-themed indoor park and event center, has opened at the Lima Mall, 2400 Elida Road, located near the Macy’s entrance.
The park features a series of inflatable obstacles and play areas spread across the 24,000 square-foot event center, which will be open to children and adults alike.
“Our main goal is to be able to fill a void in Allen County and give the kids something to do,” said Brad Gossard, a manager with BRAC Events, which founded The Hero Day.
Gossard said he hopes the Lima Mall can develop an entertainment corridor in the mall’s west wing, where The Hero Day is located.
“If we can fill this up with entertainment-sort stuff, it can be a place to come for weekends,” he said.
The Hero Day plans to donate a portion of its sales to local nonprofits. The event center has already donated to the Our Daily Bread Soup Kitchen in Lima and the Allen County Teens for Christ, according to a press release.
Gossard said he hopes The Hero Day will add an arcade and possibly even a mini golf course in the back.
The Hero Day is owned and managed by BRAC Events LLC, which plans to open two more locations in Dayton and Indianapolis later this year.
How does it work?
The Hero Day hosts what are called open play hours, or hours when the facility is open to the public without a reservation, Thursday through Sunday. Patrons pay by the hour and can choose from a variety of inflatable obstacle courses.
The facility is also available for private events Monday through Wednesday.
Patrons are encouraged to wear athletic clothing and cannot wear shoes while in the inflatable areas, according to The Hero Day’s website. While the park is suitable for children and adults 2 years and older, there are size and weight requirements.
“We are passionate in presenting families with a safe and unique place to spend quality time together while encouraging healthy lifestyle choices,” Gossard said. “We encourage all west central Ohioan residents to come out and try the new and exciting way to have a great time.”
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