Quake Family Fun Center, a dinosaur-themed indoor park packed with enough activities to satisfy guests of any age, interest or even fitness level, opens this week.
The 40,000-square-foot entertainment venue began taking shape in September 2022, expects to open Friday, pending an occupancy permit. Officials say they plan to open by Saturday morning at the latest.
Quake is near Wiser Parkway and East Badger Road in unincorporated Kennewick.
5D Contractors Inc. of Kennewick built the space for Quake, and serves as its landlord. Quake, a group of five families, spent $2.5 million to transform the expansive interior into an indoor park.
It offers a trampoline park, video arcade, virtual reality suites, a ninja warrior course, laser tag, a toddlers-only zone and ample seating — including massage chairs — for pooped parents.
A second-floor mezzanine caters to adults with two golf simulators, a beer-and-wine bar and corporate meeting rooms, a private space it calls the Pterodactyl Nest.
There is ample seating overlooking the frenzy of activity below.
The project is led by owners Merry Holmes, partner Paul Knabe, and Tracy and Donavan Nickerson. The former Alaskans named the business “Quake” for the 7.0 earthquake that struck Anchorage on Nov. 1, 2018.
The theme is echoed in the decor, which includes sophisticated lighting systems that let operators dim the entire facility for special events, including concerts. Six robotic dinosaurs are posted throughout.
A life-sized replica of a roaring T-Rex bursts from a wall at the entrance. Knabe said the team initially wanted a full-sized T-Rex, but couldn’t accommodate its whole body within the space and contented themselves with the upper third of the giant body.
“We’re just grown up kids,” he joked.
Knabe said the video arcade was designed with adults in mind and includes games meant to trigger nostalgia.
Offerings include Angry Birds Coin Crash, Wicket Tuna (a fishing game where the fish fight back) and an Omni Arena that Knabe said was the most popular offering during a training event.
If you go
Quake is a privately-owned, fee-based venue where admission depends on which activities visitors choose. There are cafes on both floors serve what Knabe said will be elevated fare.
Beginning in mid-October, guests will be able to schedule time or reserve for parties and events.
The park recommends visitors book in advance, saying it expects to reach maximum capacity during peak times.
Details will be posted to its website, quakefamilyfun.com.
Sample rates include $18 per person per hour to use the trampoline park (socks suited to trampolines can be rented for an additional $3.50), $25 an hour to use the tactical laser arena, which translates to about four games, and $14 for the virtual reality arena.
The golf simulators rent for $45 an hour, which accommodate up to six players and the option to chose from a wide variety of golf courses.
It offers a big variety of group packages that range in price depending on the number of participants and the activities they choose. Details are posted in the parties and groups section of the website.
Quake is at 106904 E. Detrick PR in unincorporated Kennewick, near Cottonwood Elementary School in Badger Canyon. Follow Quake on Facebook.
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