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Outdoor playsets are indoors at this Morrisville playspace

Posted July 22, 2010
Updated July 23, 2010

PlayNation Parties and Playgrounds opened in Morrisville near the airport back in November. And judging by the packed house the other week, it's become a pretty popular place.

Dozens of kids jumped on the inflatables and climbed around playsets you'd normally see outdoors at this indoor playground. And owner Ron Dicara told me that the crowd had actually thinned since it was getting close to lunch time.

Dicara got the idea for the business after seeing a similar one in the northeast. Dicara sells playsets made by PlayNation, a national brand, here. But he also offers open play for the public on the indoor playground on weekdays and weekends when there isn't a party. The space has become a popular spot for birthday parties and other special events. PlayNation in Morrisville Outdoor playsets are indoors at Morrisville playspace

Open play is offered 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays. (Please note the updated open time. Dicara had told me it's 8 a.m. but it's actually 10 a.m.) Call ahead to find out if hours are available on the weekends between parties. The fee is $7 per child ages 3 to 13 and $5 per child ages 2 and under. Discounts are available for larger groups. Dicara tells me kids ages 2 to 8 seem to enjoy it all the most.

I was impressed with the variety of equipment offered. Your kids won't just bounce. There are tube slides, wave slides, tire swings, tree houses, punching bags, rock walls, play houses, tree houses and lots more (including a moon bounce and a big inflatable slide).

I'm guessing PlayNation, located on Dominion Drive off Aviation Parkway near Lake Crabtree County Park, has been packed this week with the hot weather. Check the video to learn more.


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  • finicula Jul 25, 2010

    F.Y.I. There has been talk of a scrawny, muttering, disheveled man who stalks the woods near this play area. Mothers are asked to use vigilance.

  • bindimon Jul 24, 2010

    Sad. the neighborhoods here in morrisville are like ghostowns. are they afraid the kids will touch dirt? Shame on you ch 5 this is your fault.

  • livewriter2000 Jul 23, 2010

    I need to check this place out!

  • shall6 Jul 23, 2010

    It's Aviation Parkway ... fixing.


  • hazeyc Jul 23, 2010

    It's either Aviation Parkway or Airport Blvd. There's now Aviation Blvd.

  • prettyswell Jul 22, 2010

    Wow -- that looks really cool! And the perfect escape from this heat.