NFL Hall of Famer's Chain of Family Entertainment and Action Parks Set to Open 50,000 Square Foot Facility in Gurnee

  • This isn't your average game of dodgeball. Launch takes dodgeball to the NEXT LEVEL on their trampoline dodgeball court!Launch

    This isn't your average game of dodgeball. Launch takes dodgeball to the NEXT LEVEL on their trampoline dodgeball court!Launch

Michael Misetic
Updated 11/13/2019 10:58 AM

Launch -- a year-round, family entertainment and action park co-founded by three-time Super Bowl champion and NFL Hall of Famer Ty Law -- is headed to Gurnee.

Located at 880 Lakeside Drive, the new 50,000-square-foot facility will open early next year, and will be the first of three far north suburban parks owned and operated by Ernesto Lopez and Nadirshah Ali.


"With so many attractions, Launch is the ideal place for active family entertainment," said Lopez. "Even if they've been to other action parks before, I think the local community will be really impressed with Launch's setup. There's a focus on family entertainment and fitness, and safety. We make it a really fun, cool atmosphere for everybody."

Mixing sports and entertainment, the new park in Gurnee will feature a ninja style obstacle course, bowling alley, laser tag arena, rock climbing wall, and full redemption video games scattered throughout the facility. The park will also include wall-to-wall, inter-connected trampolines with angled trampoline walls, as well as signature trampoline courts dedicated to dodgeball and slam dunk basketball.

Krave, an in-house restaurant concept, will allow guests to make their own pizza creations fresh to order, as well as ice cream sundaes, offering an interactive and delicious dining option.

"When open, the park will be a perfect social gathering place for birthday parties, date night, family events, corporate events, fundraisers or just friendly get-togethers in a safe and enjoyable environment," said Ali.

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According to Law, this is an incredibly exciting time for Launch, as the franchise continues to expand across the country. "Our parks are not just a business, but a space where families come together to create lasting memories. We're thrilled to have partnered with Ernesto and Nadirshah, and can't wait for them to start creating those lasting memories in the area," he added.

The local expansion plans come at a time when Launch continues to rapidly expand its national footprint. Today, there are more than 30 locations open and operating in 15 states, with just as many in various stages of development across the country.

For more information about Launch, visit

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