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Historic Airplane Hangar Bounces Back As Trampoline Park In San Francisco

San Francisco, Travel News — By David Chalk on March 26, 2010 at 3:15 pm
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A historic former airplane hangar in San Francisco is scheduled to spring into new life this August as House of Air, a new indoor trampoline park.  The former hangar is one of 469 historic structures within the Presidio of San Francisco, an urban national park and part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

The trampoline park’s mission, according to the press release, is “‘giving flight to the flightless,’ embodied in its mascot, a penguin wearing a jetpack.”  House of Air’s website promises “aerial and physical training on trampolines, trampoline dodgeball, fitness classes, and open trampoline jump time.”

Even cooler are the 3-D renderings of what the park will look like, also on the House of Air website.  Not quite as exciting is this video the site offers as an example of what to expect at the new park:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHFY-cuCvvQ[/youtube]

Not sure if you’re up to the challenge? House of Air says it will be open to people of all ages and with all levels of physical ability.

House of Air will be in building 926 on 926 Mason Street in the Presidio, in Crissy Field.  Other nearby recreation options include Planet Granite climbing gym and La Petite Baleen Swim School.

The Presidio became a 1,491-acre national park in 1994.  Prior to that, it was continually in use as a military fort from March 28, 1776 (first under the command of Spain’s Lieutenant Colonel Juan Bautista de Anza) until the U.S. Army left in October 1994. Building 926, the home of the new park, was first built in 1921 and originally served as Crissy Air Field’s land-plane hangar. It was later used as a vehicle paint shop and Army office and storage space. The rehabilitation of the building will also include seismic upgrades, accessibility improvements, new building systems and other improvements.

Image courtesy of houseofairsf.com

Tags: airplane hangar, crissy field, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, House of Air, National Park, Presidio, San Francisco, trampoline, trampoline dodgeball, trampoline park

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