There's more than one way to cross the pond at the center of Heritage Square Amusement Park. Paddle boats float casually across its water, while bumper boats collide regularly to the sounds of laughter. And then there's a route that stretches high in the air: the park's 220-foot zipline, which carries fliers (up to two at a time) to speeds of up to 21 mph.
Just like that elevated adventure, the rest of the park caters to all types of visitors with classic attractions from carnival games to kiddie coasters to a towering ferris wheel. Back at ground level, go-karts zoom around two tracks and 36 mini-golf holes let sets of identical twins play simultaneous 18-hole rounds.
Pet owners know that the best thing a doggie daycare can provide is peace of mind. At U Lucky Dog, they do more than promise that dogs will get lots of exercise and human interaction; they allow owners to check on their four-legged friends with live streaming video on their website, with cameras situated on all play areas in the 18,000-square foot facility. Because of this, 5280 magazine named U Lucky Dog its Editor's Choice for Best Doggie Daycare 2012.
Before admitting a pup to dog daycare, knowledgeable staffers evaluate its temperament to determine its best playmates. During the day, dogs frolic in indoor play areas as well as outdoor ones with elevated turf, obstacles to climb, and toy cats to plot coups against. The UVAIRx system purifies the air, extracting germs and other contaminants for a more sanitary space. Overnight guests enjoy kennel-free dog boarding with elevated beds and a schedule that includes play and nap time. Cats can also bunk down in their own exclusive area to plot counter-coups.
Rainbow Play Systems’s expansive showrooms introduce kids aged 2 to 10 to a wonderland of gym equipment, all of which is available for purchase. A multitude of swing sets with spiral slides, trapeze rings, and tire swings exercise tykes while preparing them for the physics portion of the SAT.