Kankakee County’s entertainment value will rise substantially when Hero City Adventure Park opens its doors in Bradley this April. The 23,000-square-foot entertainment park will open their doors and feature something for everyone ages 10 months and up!
Construction on the Park moves at a steady pace inside the former home of Office Max, which closed in November 2017. While steel beams lay quietly awaiting positioning, awaiting their opportunity to be positioned into different avenues of entertainment. Hero City Adventure Park is the brainchild of owners John Chu and Linda Wu.
“We’ve been doing a lot of research (since 2018). One of my friends, he has this kind of business in San Francisco. We visited him last year a few times and he told me all about the business.” says John Chu, Co-Owner of Hero City Adventure Park. “We have five kids from 3 to 18, every time we want to do something for the kids we have to travel north, Orland Park, Naperville, and Schaumburg, to find this kind of business,” Chu says.
Hero City Adventure Park looks to offer up something new for the residents of Kankakee County, with the 23,000 square foot building being sectioned off to feature a Laser Tag and Archery Course, a staple of the facility. Additionally, the Park will have an 800-square-foot, three-story-tall ball pit known as the “Jungle Playground”, Bumper Cars and an arcade area that will have multiplayer virtual reality games.
“The equipment we will use is from Europe, so it’s not a traditional laser tag where you wear the vest and have a cable connection to the tagger. It’s Bluetooth devices so they’re more reality (with additional upgrades along the way).” Chu explained. “We sectioned 6,000 square feet for the Laser Tag, doing a one-floor arena, but if people like it we’ll probably extend the area to 9,000 or 10,000.”
The addition of Hero City Adventure Park comes at a time when Laser Tag Leagues are becoming more and more popular in Chicagoland, with various independent arenas currently open in Frankfort, Merrillville, and Naperville. Hero City Adventure Park Laser Tag participants must be 54” (4’7” tall) or higher to participate.
The Park plans to host Laser Tag League nights for the area, along with birthday parties and corporate events.
“Even the senior citizens, you know if they want to play they can still play!” Chu suggested, “They can just stand there high and shoot, high and shoot. It’s a pretty fun game and pretty simple to learn.”
The last entertainment destination to open in the County was in June last year when Switch It Up Gaming Lounge opened inside of Northfield Square Mall.
Hero City Adventure Park’s Grand Opening is pending, but the duo hopes it will be held sometime in April once construction is complete. Be sure to keep up to date with the latest from Hero City Adventure Park by following their website and Facebook Page.