Though smoke-breathing dragons and fearsome pirates may be the stuff of scary stories, it's all just child's play at Pirates' Cove. Designed by the Elk Grove Park District for kids aged 1–9, the pint-sized amusement park tempts budding minds to explore and stretch their imaginative powers. From the deck of a recreated 18th-century pirate ship, captains and first mates can survey the surrounding playground and carousel to plan the location of their next raid. The park’s pond hosts an armada of paddleboats, encouraging daydreams of naval exploration, and the child-sized Castle of Camelot is ripe for a pillage-themed playdate or Model UN pirate tribunal. An onsite concession stand fuels spirited romps, and a picnic area is available for feasts brought from home.
Got Air Scuba employs a staff of passionate, knowledgeable PADI-certified instructors. They teach a variety of classes, ranging from introductory courses to advanced specialty courses, such as a rescue diver course and Divemaster program. To facilitate courses, the dive shop stocks gear from ScubaPro and Bare Dive Gear. Once students have learned the ins and outs of breathing underwater, they can partake in a trip to an exotic locale. Past destinations have included Cozumel, Mexico, and some really big puddles.
Real Time Sports strives to take the idea of a sports bar to the next level with more than 40 TVs broadcasting sports and a menu of atypical bar food. Unusual dishes include smoked shrimp quesadillas, Thai peanut chicken satay, salads topped with grilled Atlantic salmon, and French dip sandwiches made with slow roasted prime rib. In addition, they offer a variety of party packages to accommodate groups of 15 and more.
Licensed acupuncturist Michael Koziol first became interested in Traditional Chinese Medicine while living in Guangzhou, China. He returned to the United States to receive his master of science in Oriental Medicine, and now joins fellow acupuncturist Raminta Jonyniene in treating clients within a community setting. In addition to acupuncture, they offer tai chi classes to help reduce tension and increase flexibility.