Four Katy fathers open family-friendly playground to improve entertainment in area

Co-owner Shawn Meghan said the park is designed to improve familyu2019s bonding time.

Co-owner Shawn Meghan said the park is designed to improve familyu2019s bonding time.

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Shawn Meghani is a father of two boys, and when he took them out to family entertainment centers, he faced a lot of issues, including insufficient parking, unclear package fees and playgrounds that did not allow him to keep an eye on his children without hovering over them.

Meghani, alongside three business partners who are also fathers, decided to open a family entertainment center to fix experiences they felt hindered their family time and held a grand opening for Cosmic Air Trampoline Park Feb. 8. The interior was designed so parents can stand almost anywhere and have a clear view of their children from a comfortable seat if they prefer.

“Parents want to relax, too,” Meghani said. “We also wanted a true family experience. A lot of these trampoline parks have brought alcohol into the facility, and we got a lot of bad vibes from that, so we stayed away from it.”

He said they would consider providing alcohol only if enough parents demanded it, and no one has.
Supervisor Brandon Romo said he loves working at Cosmic Air because he enjoys seeing kids’ faces light up when they walk in.

“Some kids get attached and pull my hand to go play with them,” Romo said. “It feels nice to be able to make their day.”

Meghani said some customers think his hourly price of $16.99 per person is too high, but he said his price is what sets him apart from other trampoline parks—in a good way. In fact, pricing was the No. 1 reason why he and his partners decided to open the new facility.

He said at a nearby competitor, he pays an hourly rate of $11.99 for each of his two boys, but the regular package restricts his kids from enjoying certain equipment, such as ziplining.

“My son comes back 20 minutes later and says, ‘Hey, dad, I want to do the zip line,’ and it’s five bucks more,’” Meghani said. “Then again, ‘Hey, dad, I want to do the rollercoaster thing.’ It’s another five bucks. By the time I walk out, I’ve paid over $20 per kid. I want my customers to walk in here and pay one flat fee and get access to every single attraction in the park without worry.”

Meghani said they chose the name Cosmic Air to represent the origin of the business.
“Houston is synonymous around the country for NASA,” he said. “We wanted to pick something that signified that we’re from Houston.”

Starting in May, Cosmic Air plans to have an astronaut mascot come out hourly on weekends to take photos with the children and to attend all birthday parties. Meghani added if all goes well in Katy, there are plans to expand the business into Sugar Land, Humble and the Webster area within the next year.

“We’re really appreciative of the amount of support the Katy community has given us in a short amount of time,” he said. “We really look forward to being a staple in this community for years to come.”

Cosmic Air Trampoline Park
1210 Fry Road, Houston
281-215-5000
www.cosmicairpark.com
Mon. 4-8 p.m., Tue. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., 4-8 p.m.,
Wed.-Thu.-8 p.m., Fri.-11 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-8 p.m.


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