With a wave and a few little skips, Joey, the 7-foot-tall green kangaroo mascot, greets drivers on Snowden River Parkway in Columbia.
Next to the jumping marsupial is the sign for Launch Trampoline Park, a new business hoping to grab the attention of families looking for a place to burn off some energy.
“What makes us different is we’re really an activity center,” said Stephanie Eldridge, one of three owners of the Columbia location, which is part of the national Launch franchise.
Eldridge owns the business with longtime Maryland resident William Garrett and former NFL football player Deion Branch.
The 30,000-square-foot sports and entertainment facility includes...