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Bounce houses return to Lubber Run and Madison community centers starting this Saturday

Kids inside a bounce house (courtesy of Arlington County Department of Parks and Recreation)

Starting this Saturday, Lubber Run and Madison Community Centers are set to become a haven for young bounce house enthusiasts.

Sponsored by the Arlington County Department of Parks and Recreation, the event, dubbed “Open Bounce,” runs every Saturday through April 6 — except for the Saturday before Christmas.

The event makes its grand return after being paused for several years due to the pandemic. The cost is $5 per child between the ages of 3-9 and adult supervision is required.

The first Saturday of each month will take place at Lubber Run, with the remaining Saturdays hosted at Madison, according to the parks department’s website.

Registration is required and tickets go on sale at midnight two weeks prior to each event. The sale ends at 8 a.m. on the day of the event.

Lubber Run Community Center

Located at 300 N. Park Drive, Lubber Run Community Center plans to host three one-hour sessions on the first Saturday of every month.

  • Session one is 9:30-10:30 a.m.
  • Session two is 10:45-11:45 a.m.
  • Session three is 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Madison Community Center

Madison Community Center at 3829 N. Stafford Street will offer one general public session from 10:45-11:45 a.m. on the remaining Saturdays of the month.

Madison also provides specialized party packages. These two-hour sessions cost $200 and include a private bounce house and party room for up to 15 children. A $15 fee applies for each additional child, up to a maximum of 25.

  • Party Option 1: 9:30-11:30 a.m. in Room 2
  • Party Option 2: 12:30-2:30 p.m. in Room 4
  • Party Option 3: 12:30-2:30 p.m. in Room 5 (Note: the party room use is during the first hour and the bounce house during the second.)

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