ST. CHARLES – Urban Air Adventure Park was getting set to open May 9 in the former Butera Market in St. Charles.

And then the pandemic struck, which pushed back the opening of the indoor trampoline and adventure park.

"The opening date was probably pushed back 10 to 12 times," said Kevin White, general manager for the facility in St. Charles.

The park – located at 2732 E. Main St. (Route 64) – opened its doors to the public Aug. 22. And as the pandemic continues, the park is going above and beyond in protecting the health and safety of customers and employees.

That includes taking the temperatures of all staff and guests upon arrival, wiping down frequently touched equipment and having touchless food service. Prior to Saturday's opening, the park held an event Aug. 21 for essential workers, Chamber of Commerce members and community leaders.

White said he hopes that essential workers were able to "kick back and unwind and have a good time" during the event. Eddie Adamo, of South Elgin, was at the park with his two daughters. He works at the Costco store in St. Charles.

"It's definitely nice of them to do this the day before the grand opening," said Adamo, who was watching his two daughters zip around on go-karts. "We appreciate that."

Charlie Caruso, 19, of Aurora, was reliving his childhood as he tried different rides with Preston Beth, 19, of Aurora. They have known each other since kindergarten.

"This place has everything," Caruso said. "It's pretty big."

Beth was anxious to try everything the park had to offer.

"We're definitely going to try everything around here," he said.

That includes the Sky Rider.

"We're definitely going to have to do that, unless there's a weight limit," Beth said, laughing.

More information about Urban Air Adventure Park is available at its website, urbanairtrampolinepark.com.

Preston Beth, 19, of Aurora, zooms up the ramp on the go-karts at the new Urban Air Adventure Park in St. Charles on Aug. 21.
Preston Beth, 19, of Aurora, zooms up the ramp on the go-karts at the new Urban Air Adventure Park in St. Charles on Aug. 21.
The new Urban Air Adventure Park opened for essential workers, Chamber members and community leaders St. Charles on Aug. 21.
The new Urban Air Adventure Park opened for essential workers, Chamber members and community leaders St. Charles on Aug. 21.
The new Urban Air Adventure Park in St. Charles is available for private parties and larger groups.
The new Urban Air Adventure Park in St. Charles is available for private parties and larger groups.
Sophia Adamo, of South Elgin climbs the wall at the new Urban Air Adventure Park in St. Charles Aug. 21.
Sophia Adamo, of South Elgin climbs the wall at the new Urban Air Adventure Park in St. Charles Aug. 21.
Social Distancing markers mark spacing when waiting for an attraction is needed at the new Urban Air Adventure in St. Charles Aug. 21.
Social Distancing markers mark spacing when waiting for an attraction is needed at the new Urban Air Adventure in St. Charles Aug. 21.
Will Lambert, 6, of St. Charles, rides on the Sky Rider at the new Urban Air Adventure Park in St. Charles on Aug. 21.
Will Lambert, 6, of St. Charles, rides on the Sky Rider at the new Urban Air Adventure Park in St. Charles on Aug. 21.
Evangeline Olsen, 5, of Elburn, is almost covered with ball in the Warrior Course at the new Urban Air Adventure Park in St. Charles.
Evangeline Olsen, 5, of Elburn, is almost covered with ball in the Warrior Course at the new Urban Air Adventure Park in St. Charles.
Sophia Adamo, of South Elgin, climbs the wall at the new Urban Air Adventure Park in St. Charles on Aug. 21.
Sophia Adamo, of South Elgin, climbs the wall at the new Urban Air Adventure Park in St. Charles on Aug. 21.