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Our Story - A Forward Evolution

From its inception, Play: has been designed to be the largest indoor adventure park of its kind! What exactly is an indoor adventure park? It’s a place where you can be active and social while challenging yourself and others. Most of all, it’s a place to have fun no matter your age.

Our facility features a mix of fun, but challenging attractions guaranteed to get you moving all year round.

Whether it’s one of the longest indoor zip line in Ohio or the first indoor Via Ferrata in North America or the largest indoor ropes courses in the world, we’ve got something for everyone. You’ll find ninja/obstacle courses, parkour courses and climbing walls, not to mention a full-service bar and restaurant where you not only watch all the action, but be immersed in it. Have an event coming up? We host numerous events including birthday parties, After Proms, company outings, and much more!

Want to get to know us? Check out our interactive story below. We can’t wait for you to create memories at Play:!

01The Idea

Play: started as an idea - like most great adventures do. Greg, our CEO, and his daughter, Bridget, our CPO, went to an outdoor ropes course in New York and thought to themselves... how can we bring the fun of outdoors - inside?

02The Plan

Many fun nights of throwing around different names and concepts, the Carlin's finally landed on Play: CLE.

03The Construction

Reutilizing buildings and making them our own is our sweet spot. Play: CLE started as a boat storage facility and now holds over 25,000 square feet of fun!

04The Opening

On December 2, 2017, Play: CLE opened. Greg, Robin, Bridget, and Megan began an adventure of a lifetime together as as a family.

05The Beginning

This journey of a lifetime began with a team of Play: makers that strive for the best guest experience and withhold up the highest of safety standards.

06The Expansion

We found out the concept worked and Play: evolved once again and came a rebrand, too! With our second location in Columbus, we found out what worked and how to keep improving + growing!

07The Opening Pt. 2

Somehow we found a way to open in November of 2020!

To Be Continued…

The story is just starting and we can't wait for you all to join.

Adventure within Reach ™ The Core Values That Guide Us

Win Together

We win as a collective group of Play: Makers. Team and Community members work together to provide a lasting impact.

Give a $#!+

Team members have a singular focus of providing the best, the safest and the most adventurous experience possible. The details are the the difference between average and exceptional.

We Play For the Re-Play:

Play: isn’t just about today, it’s about tomorrow and the future. We seek to build brand advocates that post, share, and love everything that is Play.

Choose Your Own Adventure

Play: puts the control back in the hands of the adventurer. This is no follow-the-leader facility, we encourage everyone to explore and blaze their own path.

Where Fun + Fitness Meet

Play: prides itself on the ability to provide all guests the experience of having fun while being active. We remember the days of just going out to play with no purpose, no inhibition, no restraints other than to have fun. Play: creates active social entertainment options for a broad audience of adults and kids, groups and companies to recreate those shared experiences.

Start Your Adventure!