New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is the name behind the Surge Adventure Park opening in Regency Court Shopping Center in Jacksonville.
“Surge is a place that brings families together and is fun for kids of all ages,” Brees said in a statement to our Jacksonville Daily Record news partner.
“From zip lines to ninja courses to competitive climbing features, there is something here for everyone,” said Brees, an owner in the Louisiana-based venture.
Brees said it is a site for birthday parties and celebrations. “My kids can’t get enough,” said the father of four.
Surge says in its materials that it has connected trampolines, ninja course, zip lines, climbing walls, an arcade area, party room, parent lounges and concessions. It will offer party packages as well as “Battle Beam” and “Trampoline Dodgeball.”
Surge Adventure Park is under development at 9292 Arlington Expressway. An opening date has not been announced.
The NFL announced Wednesday that Brees was the NFC Offensive Player of the Week for Week 3 after Sunday’s 43-37 win over the Atlanta Falcons.
Brees was in town Aug. 9 when the Saints beat the Jaguars 24-20 in the preseason game at TIAA Bank Field, although he didn’t play.
A Surge Trampoline Park operates in Metairie, Louisiana, in the New Orleans metro area.
In Jacksonville, the Surge Adventure Park sign is on the building.
Surge describes its facilities as “a cutting edge trampoline park, entertainment and amusement center, fitness and sports facility.”
A plan filed with the city shows Thomas H. Hughes/Architecture of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, is the architect of the Jacksonville project.
The at least 30,000-square-foot space is between You Fit and the Family Fun Zone.
On Aug. 10, the company posted on Facebook that it was about two weeks out from opening. It also has been posting job openings.
Regency Court Shopping Center is a 218,646-square-foot retail project at 9200-9398 Arlington Expressway.
Mishorim Gold Jacksonville LLP bought the center for $5 million in November from a bank trustee and asset manager that had taken title to the property.
The company has been adding tenants, including Class Axe Throwing – Jacksonville and the seasonal 13th Floor Haunted House – Jacksonville, both scheduled to open Friday; SK8CityJax, a roller rink with bumper cars, bounce houses and other features expected to open before Thanksgiving; Aficionado Grooming Lounge for men; and more.
“This property is going to be the entertainment center of Jacksonville,” Mishorim USA Partner Mark Gold said this week.
He said it will offer 150,000 square feet “of family entertainment and fun.”
Gold said the property was 30 percent occupied when Mishorim bought it 10 months ago. Today it is 95 percent occupied with two units available.
Property records show the 11 buildings at Regency Court were built from 1973 to 1985.
Gold said in January his group intended to invest $12.6 million in the property.
CBRE Inc. Associate Lara Bahri is the leasing agent.