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      First look at 16,000 square foot indoor trampoline park set to open in DeWitt

      Sky Zone looks like a paradise for many energetic kids. It has 16,000 square feet of trampolines for kids to jump into foam pits or bounce off the walls.

      On Tuesday, Sky Zone will open inside the renovated Hechinger's plaza on Erie Blvd. In DeWitt. The park is the first of its kind in Central New York. Casey Carey had her son's birthday party during a Sky Zone preview - she believes it will be a huge draw for families in the Syracuse area.

      "Parents don't have to say no. We can let them run free and they can do the daring stuff they want to do in a safe environment," said Carey.

      Sky Zone staff monitor kids on all the trampolines. The owners says he expects to have 75 staff members by the end of the year. Costs start at $10 for a half hour of trampoline time or $14 for an hour. All jumpers need a pair of traction socks sold at Sky Zone for $2.00. Kids and adults can reuse the socks on future visits.

      Trampoline dodgeball is already on of the big attractions at Sky Zone. Jack Nucerino said the ability to bounce into the air changed the classic kid's game. "Jump up high - there's more chance of dodging it."

      There are also basketball hoops for trampoline dunk contests.

      "We have programs for toddlers, we have programs for teenagers, we have fitness classes," said owner Braden Holcomb.

      Holcomb said an adult trampoline dodgeball league is also in the works.