If all goes to plan, a climbing gym and adventure park will open in the Electric Works campus.
The people with Sport Wayne, Inc. committed to being a part of Electric Works by signing a letter of intent, the 13th group to do so.
Rush Rock Gym would occupy 30,000 square feet of space in Building 36 at Wall and College Streets in the West Central neighborhood.
According to a statement from Electric Works, the facility would include “an Olympic-sized speed climbing wall, an adventure zone for youth, and dedicated space for bouldering, parkour, rappelling and zip lines. It will also feature the first deep net soloing wall in the United States – enabling it to host regional and national climbing competitions and exhibitions – as well as an all-abilities / adaptive climbing space for climbers with physical, sensory or cognitive disabilities.”
“The building is perfect; it looks like it was built for climbing,” Corey Ford, President and CEO of Sport Wayne Inc. said in a press release. “We love the space in the building, the location near downtown and the energy surrounding the development – it’s an ideal fit in every way.”
It is expected to be one of the largest climbing gyms in the state of Indiana.
“Health and wellness are core parts of the community vision for Electric Works, and Sport Wayne’s presence will be important in promoting recreation, fitness, and play on the campus and throughout the region,” Jeff Kingsbury of RTM Ventures, the development team behind Electric Works, added. “The facility and its unique setting within Electric Works will also be a regional and national draw for climbers, while complementing other downtown quality of place amenities like the Riverfront.”
Founded in 2014, Sport Wayne promotes recreational, youth and adaptive sports programs by providing unique engagement platforms and support services that connect athletes to new opportunities.