Adventure Rock will host a groundbreaking Wednesday, May 20 for its new East Side location at 2240 N. Commerce Street, on the corner of North Avenue, according to manager Craig Burzynski.
The Brookfield climbing gym announced last year that it would build a new location on the site and a sign has been there ever since. But, until this week when an excavator arrived on the grassy patch, there had been no further indication that anything was impending.
The facility will be part of a 46-unit Mandel Group apartment development.
"We are hoping to open sometime next winter," says Burzynski this morning. "You will definitely hear more about it in the coming months."
According to the gym's website, "The 17, 000-square foot purpose-built Milwaukee facility will be larger than the current Brookfield location. The facility will feature over 18,000 square feet of climbing with wall heights up to 42 feet, of that terrain, 2,000 square feet will be dedicated to bouldering. The facility will also include a dedicated fitness area, pro-shop and (more)."
The new location will be a boon to East Side families looking for indoor activities. At the moment nearly all the city's bouncy houses, trampoline parks and climbing walls are located in the south and west suburbs.
A Facebook post this morning quickly drew comments from eager future patrons.
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