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Trampoline park that abruptly closed in Northampton County had faced multiple lawsuits

FreeFall Trampoline Park in Bethlehem Township is seen in November 2015. (Michael Kubel/첥Ƶ)
FreeFall Trampoline Park in Bethlehem Township is seen in November 2015. (Michael Kubel/첥Ƶ)
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An indoor trampoline park in Northampton County that abruptly closed last week had been the subject of multiple lawsuits, including one filed just two months ago.

FreeFall Trampoline Park, at 2800 Baglyos Circle in Bethlehem Township, announced last week that it was closing because of “unforeseen circumstances.” It did not elaborate beyond that.

Northampton County Court records show the business has been sued four times since 2017, with three of the cases still open as of Wednesday.

In the most recent lawsuit, filed in mid-April, a Nazareth woman alleged the trampoline park was responsible when a platform she was walking on gave out, injuring her, in May 2023.

In another lawsuit, filed in January 2023, a Bethlehem woman alleged the business was negligent when she was injured at the park in January 2021. While jumping on one of the trampolines with her child, she fell into a large hole and was injured, according to the filing. Attorneys for FreeFall wrote in court documents that the business was not responsible because of a waiver she signed.

In the third open case, filed in 2017, an Easton woman alleged the business was negligent when her minor daughter was injured in February 2016 while on “The Meltdown.” She was hit in the head by rotating steel booms and suffered serious injuries, the suit alleges. In response, the park’s attorneys wrote that the girl’s father signed a waiver before entering the park, and their lawyers said what happened was not caused by any negligence.

A settlement conference is scheduled for September for that case, according to court filings.

Those three open suits were all seeking damages in excess of $50,000.

In a fourth lawsuit, which has since been settled, a Bangor woman alleged the park was negligent when she was jumping on a trampoline there in 2018. She was injured while someone was “double bouncing” on the trampoline, an activity that she alleged the park did not have any rules against. The suit, filed in 2019, was settled and discontinued in 2021, according to court records. No additional information on the discontinuance was available in court records.

The business, which opened in 2015 and featured a number of different trampolines and a foam pit, abruptly closed June 11. The business said on social media that it would be reaching out to those who had events planned.

It was a popular attraction, and gained more than 13,000 followers on Facebook.

One week later, it’s still not clear what led to the closure. The park’s voicemail remains unchanged, and still lists daily hours for the now-closed business. A message left there Wednesday morning was not returned.

Messages for attorneys representing FreeFall in the various lawsuits were not returned either.

FreeFall was one of several trampoline parks in the Lehigh Valley. Others include Trexlertown-based Urban Air and Bethlehem-based Sky Zone.

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