SAFETY

We would like everyone to enjoy their experience injury free.

Here at Hangar Parks we are aware and take very serious any injuries that our customers have and have the potential to suffer. All staff are trained to report any and all incidents to management so they can be taken care of immediately. As with organized sports and all other forms of physical activity there are inherent risks for the potential of injury. It is the decision of the participants and parents to accept these risks, and should take responsibility for following any posted rules to help minimize possible risks in activities. Trampoline jumping is no exception. Trampolines have been used in family backyards for generations with the same known risks. Trampoline parks are fast growing throughout the attraction industry and standard safety practices are continuously being developed with ASTM International (American Society for Testing and Materials), which we follow strictly and monitor as a member of the voting committee.. It is our top priority to make the facilities as safe as possible for both our customers and staff, but even with all we do there is still a risk for injury.

 

Injury Rates in Trampoline Parks vs. Other Activities

Jumping on trampolines, jumping into foam pits and otherwise using equipment in a trampoline park is inherently dangerous, not unlike any other extreme sport. Participants and parents must accept these risks, and also take responsibility for following posted rules to minimize these risks. Our staff is well trained and our equipment is designed to make the facility as safe as possible, but notwithstanding all that we do, we cannot eliminate the risk of injury.

SportInjury RateInjuries per 1,000
Baseball1.7%17
Softball1.0%10
Soccer2.1%21
Football1.5%15
Trampoline Park0.2%2

Source:
American Academy of Pediatrics Journal,
“Survey of the Injury Rate for Children in Community Sports”,
Marirose A. Radelet, Scott M Lephart (PhD), Elaine N. Runbinstein (PhD), and Joseph B. Myers (PhD),
Pediatrics 2002; 110; e28; DOI: 10.1542/ped.110.3.e28

Injuries on trampolines that result in a hospital visit or stay are lower than other common activities*

If you add up all the hospital visits throughout the country for the activities shown on the pie chart below, visits from trampoline injuries, including backyard trampolines and trampoline parks, make up just 3% of the total.

Activity%Estimated Injuries
Basketball18%569,746
Bicycles & Accessories18%556,660
Football15%466,492
Exercise, Exercise Equipment15%459,978
Baseball, Softball9%265,471
Soccer7%231,447
Swimming, Pools, Equipment6%190,347
Skateboards4%114,120
Trampolines3%94,945
Hockey2%64,733
Volleyball2%61,945
Racquet Sports1%32,104
 Total3,107,988

NEISS US Hospital Injury Data Correlated with Participation Rates

The below chart will give you a good idea about how injury rates are generally much higher in other common sports activities when compared with our trampoline park. We correlated participation rates from U.S. Census Bureau study that was conducted in 2009 with NEISS hospital injury data summary from 2012, and the results are similar to the injury rates published by the American Academy of Paediatrics Journal as stated above. Note that there are two injury rates, one for all injuries where the injured visited a hospital, and the second (last) column for those who were admitted to the hospital.

Comparing our injury rates with this data is like comparing apples to oranges. Generally, our minor injuries do not involve any hospital visit, so our overall injury rate of less than 2 injuries per thousand participants is very low when comparing to the first injury rate column (with yellow bars) where the injured visited a hospital for injuries with common recreational activities. And our major injury rate, which we define as injuries that require more than one doctor visit, do not necessarily involve hospitalization. Notwithstanding, our major injury rate of 0.07 compared with the hospitalization rate of other common activities (column in red on the far right) is still is very low. We hope that by disclosing these injury rates and comparing them with other common recreational activities, you will be better informed about the actual risks of participating at Hangar Parks. While there is always a risk of injury inherent in recreational activities, the vast majority of our guests enjoy our facility without injury.

Useful Links

Sports Injury Statistics – Johns Hopkins University
NEISS Data Highlights – Calendar Year 2012

Injury stats – May 2014 to Oct 2014

Type of InjuryTotal Injuries
No Treatment13
Unknown14
Minor158
Major9

There were a total of 194 (0.56%) injuries of a total 34534 jumpers