After Wassem Ayer and his best friend, Amer Batal, took their children to an Urban Air Adventure Park while vacationing in Pennsylvania, they couldn’t forget how much fun they had—so much that they ended up returning to Michigan and opening a location of their own in Sterling Heights. Now, they’ve debuted another in Commerce Township, but Ayer notes their focus is shifting from simply facilitating family entertainment toward creating a venue for group gatherings.
“We have a lot of corporations that will do an outing for its teams,” Ayer says, citing the example of a local bank bringing staffers out to play. “We do banquets for sporting teams. … We [also] do a lot of private park rentals if somebody wants the entire place.”
Attendees will find attractions like zip lines, bumper cars, a ropes course, climbing walls, miniature golf, trapeze, and virtual reality games. The Commerce location also offers laser tag, while Sterling Heights features go-karts. Each 56,000-square-foot facility has a full-service cafe. Other Michigan locations include Livonia and Holland.