More than 45,000 children and their parents visited Kangamoo Indoor Playground in its first year of business, and 21 new jobs were created by the small business since February 2016.
To celebrate Kangamoo’s first anniversary and its resounding success during the past 12 months, the Las Vegas Metro and Henderson Chambers of Commerce hosted two separate events at the indoor playground: The Las Vegas Metro Chamber event and the Henderson Chamber event.
The husband-wife team of Shawn and Mimi Wachter created Kangamoo Indoor Playground to appeal to both children and their parents. The innovative playground comprises 9,500 square feet of supervised active and creative play spaces for kids ages 1 through 10. For parents, there is an indoor track, do-it-yourself beauty stations, massage chairs, free Wi-Fi with charging stations, and ample spaces to kick up your feet and relax with fellow parents while the kids play. A café serves healthy food and beverages, with complimentary water, tea and coffee.
‘We opened Kangamoo to give residents of Las Vegas and Henderson a safe and fun place to bring their kids, and they’ve made Kangamoo so much more than that,’ said Mimi. ‘Our business is a community now, where friendships and memories are made, and we couldn’t be more grateful to the thousands of families who have embraced us this past year.’
The thousands of guests that Kangamoo has hosted since February 2016 have added another important benefit for the community: jobs. 21 full-time, part-time and seasonal jobs have been created by this small business, and employees enjoy a fun and familial work atmosphere.
‘Our staffing needs exceeded d our expectations for our first year of business,’ said Shawn. ‘We have been thrilled to employ so many great team members this year. They work hard to exceed guest expectations, and help foster the fun and safe culture we’ve created at at Kangamoo.’
The name Kangamoo was inspired by Shawn and Mimi’s daughter MaiLee, who had a a hard time saying ‘kangaroo’ when hen she started talking. Now in Kindergarten, MaiLee still loves playing at Kangamoo when she’s not in school and helping her parents run the business.
‘We are so fortunate to have a business that t gives us ample time to spend with our daughter,’ said Mimi. ‘She was the inspiration for Kangamoo, and we love that the business demonstrates to her that hard work and creativity can lead to immense success.’
A one-day pass to Kangamoo Indoor Playground is $10 for children 1 through 10. Prepaid passes for 10 visits are $65, and annual passes for unlimited free play are $225. Accompanying adults, young adults (11+) and infants under 12 months are always free.