Dudesons Activity Park Espoo Iso Omena will feature an indoor activity and restaurant area of approximately 4,000 sq.m. and a sun terrace and outdoor activity area of 2,500 sq.m. A Jump play area for children will also be opened at the same time. The Activity Park will feature an extensive freestyle area with trampoline and skateboarding zones, a Ninjatrack, bagjump and foam pit areas, a large climbing area, opportunities to try out several sports and a game world. This diverse next-generation sports arena is suitable for children, adolescents and adults alike, with participants in workplace health promotion activities being another major target group.
“In addition to the indoor areas, we will also gradually develop outdoor activities for the extensive yard area. The park will be located at the former library and the current movie theatre, which will relocate in the shopping centre. Our annual visitor target is 150,000 customers,” says Jani Karvonen, CEO of the company.
In addition, the Pirttihirmu restaurant specialising in local ingredients familiar from the other two Dudesons Parks will open at the park, serving both the park’s customers and other customers of the shopping centre at no extra charge. The restaurant with seating for 150 will be complemented by a 250-seat sun terrace, the only one of its kind in Iso Omena.
“Pirttihirmu’s menu will feature dishes named after the Dudesons, a home food-type lunch from locally sourced ingredients and premium hamburgers made from Finnish Hereford beef as fast food dishes,” says Vesa Luhtala, Pirttihirmu’s Restaurant Manager.
The hamburgers and most meat products will be made by Pirttihirmu’s own food plant, Ilmajoen Makkaramestarit. Birthday and family parties and corporate events can also be organised in the restaurant.
“The Dudesons Activity Park matches perfectly as part of the Iso Omena shopping centre. We have strong visitor flows and numerous other shops, restaurants and services, whose offering the Dudesons Activity Park will complement in an excellent way. The Dudesons Activity Park is also an extremely attractive concept. The adventure experience can be reached easily and effortlessly, as Iso Omena is in a central location in a hub of traffic and public transport. Iso Omena is easy to come to for shopping, and soon also for play. It is easy for the customers of the adventure park – including children – to come independently to Iso Omena by public transport,” says Sanna Yliniemi, Commercial Director at Citycon.
The Dudeson Jarno Laasala is excited about the new Espoo park located next to good traffic connections.
“The Dudesons parks are places in which we would have wanted to spend time in our youth. You can learn new skills in them with activities safely, and above all, have fun with your friends and family. Now, we will finally get our own activity park in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area as well,” Laasala says.
First Dudesons Activity Park in Helsinki
Finland — The first Dudesons Activity Park in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area will open in the Iso Omena shopping centre in autumn 2017. The other two Dudesons Activity Parks in Finland are located in Seinäjoki, Western Finland and Tornio-Haaparanta, Northern Finland.