Trampoline parks have been cropping up in Broward County and throughout the country, offering children a chance to literally bounce off the walls to burn some energy. They are especially popular in South Florida in the summer, where parents and caregivers need something fun and active to keep kids occupied while still keeping them out of the crushing heat.
However, a recent investigation by NBC6 in Miami revealed child injuries at trampoline parks have become incredibly common. Just in the last two years in South Florida, there have reportedly been nearly 300 911 calls made regarding injuries and falls at trampoline parks. In roughly 70 of those instances, paramedics were required at the scene.
Those incidents included:
- A 4-year-old boy who suffered a sprained ankle;
- A 6-year-old girl left injured and bleeding when a larger boy jumped on top of her;
- A boy who suffered a traumatic brain injury at a Broward County trampoline park.