Springfield residents have been bringing their towels and tennis racquets to Springfield Swimming and Racquet Club since 1955. The club, which was significantly revamped in 1992, now boasts four regulation-size tennis courts and three outdoor pools, including a kid's pool and a 25-meter pool with six lanes, two diving boards, and one friendly beluga whale. The center's swim team, the Springfield Tigersharks, coordinates youth swim meets and fitness classes. The club complements its activities with amenities such as a bath house and a shaded pavilion with picnic tables and grills.
A 13,000-square-foot floor filled with more than 50 interconnected trampolines and a cushy foam pit springs guests skyward at Flight Trampoline Park. Launching decks set at different heights let sky grazers get more air by plummeting onto the trampolines, and angled trampolines set against the wall facilitate wall-climbing stunts. The park serves as the bouncy venue for games of dodgeball throughout the week, and on Friday and Saturday nights, the lights dim and lasers fill the air during Club Flight sessions.
Since its founding by some of the most distinguished jujitsu experts in the past 50 years, the nonprofit organization USA Jiu Jitsu has helped establish jujitsu as a professional sport, teaching the ancient practice to students across the country. At its Springfield location, students of all ages build strength and endurance as they tumble and kick during Brazilian jujitsu, combat fitness, and kickboxing classes.
Elite Investigation & Protection Agency complements their in-house team of private investigators, armed security officers, and bodyguards, with an accredited firearm training academy. At the academy, their DCJS-certified instructors teach a variety of courses, which can prepare students to earn their private investigator license, work as a private security officer, or garner handgun permits.
Edsall Park, a housing subdivision built in 1956, comprises roughly 400 homes. To unite those addresses, a handful of residents created the Edsall Park Swim Club in 1961. The private facility offers two pools: one with lap lanes and diving boards and another with shallow water for youngsters and vacationing Swamp Things.