Laser tagging is a pastime enjoyed by children and adult children alike, mixing the elements of strategy, accuracy, and inevitable fits of fun. In the multilevel neon arena, taggers slink into the shadowy mist to surprise their opponents, or take a Zeus-eye view, zapping bolts of lasers from above. As a warning, some strobe-light effects will be used to intensify the battle's excitement and celebratory break dancing.
At 8th Avenue Yoga, visitors can pursue whole-body fitness in a top-notch facility while benefiting from a friendly and motivational group environment. Unlike grizzly-bear tracking, 8th Avenue Yoga aims to help participants optimize physical health and mental well-being without being mauled. Yoga classes focus on improving participants physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually while shedding calories and strengthening the core. Consistent yoga practice helps improve flexibility, balance, stability, stamina, focus, and fitting inside crammed elevators. A convenient schedule offers classes Saturday through Thursday.
Go-karts hug the twists and turns of a 1/4-mile track. Six batting cages hurl baseballs and softballs at speeds between 50 mph and 80 mph. An 18-hole miniature golf course coaxes putted balls down greens ranging from 75- to 185-feet in length. Elsewhere, water balloons fired from a launcher soak opponents stationed at battle zones. For 20 years, Papio Fun Park has enraptured families with abundant outdoor and indoor activities and games.
The indoor facility hosts trampoline-hopping players at Spaceball or Jumpshot, while an arcade brims with quarter-operated air hockey, pool tables, and laundry machines disguised as video games.
In addition to its 32 action-packed lanes, Mockingbird Lanes offers amenities for the entire family, including a newly renovated full-service lounge and snack bar, billiards, a large game room, and bumper lanes to accommodate little ones or the clumsy at heart. Pull yourself up by your bowling shoestraps ($2 rental value) and refine your strike skills during three fun rounds ($2.75–$3.60 per round). Each of the alley's long, lean, and athletic lanes comes with automatic scoring, so disbelieving opponents won't mis-mark your 7-12 split.
At Boulder Creek Amusement Park, people tap in putts on two 18-hole golf courses, wallop spheres in eight Monopole batting cages, and clamber up at 24-foot climbing tower. The Adventure mini-golf course ($7 for adults; $5.50 for children 12 years and younger) leads golfers over drawbridges and past whitewater rapids, and the wheelchair- and stroller-accessible Sport course challenges putters with lengthy greens and simulated sand traps. Ninety-three-foot deep batting cages ($1.75 for 15 pitches) offer eight stalls equipped with softball and baseball pitching machines with 35-foot-high ceilings to mimic the feeling of slugging home runs or clubbing asteroids from whence they came. Looming over the park, the 24-foot Mt. Boulder Climbing Wall ($4 for two climbs) features grips and foot holds designed to entice climbers upward with challenging configurations and spacing.
The 18 wide fairways at Papio Greens Golf Center stretch toward smooth, par 3 greens designed to be manageable and challenging for both beginner and advanced players. Groundskeepers and staff have styled the complex as a place where families can take to the links together. Young golfers can be found preparing for their upcoming junior-league tournaments on the facility's water driving range, and adult players await their tee time by rehearsing bunker chips on the nearby practice green. Certified teaching pro Mike DeBoer teaches onsite clinics and private lessons that help beginners sharpen their swings and cut down on balls lost to the water hazards and intergalactic wormhole framing the course. Night or day, players can practice their putting beneath the lights that illuminate 36 holes of miniature golf.