ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Albuquerque’s newest family-friendly attraction is an “adventure park” featuring everything from a five-story children’s play area to the first indoor skydiving facility in New Mexico.
After hosting a Friday soft opening for first responders, veterans and other VIPs, Albuquerque’s first Urban Air Adventure Park is slated to open its doors to the public at 10 a.m. Saturday off Pan American Freeway NE, directly south of Main Event Albuquerque on the east side of Interstate 25.
Jackie Hoegger, founder of Hoegger Communications, which represents Urban Air, said the Albuquerque adventure park will be the Texas-based company’s 100th location across North America and Europe.
However, it is just the third to offer indoor skydiving, allowing customers to float and flip in a vertical wind tunnel inside a glass cylinder. Thomas Garcia, president of the Albuquerque Urban Air franchise and a native New Mexican, said he spent extra money to make sure that the first park in the Land of Enchantment stood out from the crowd.