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New indoor play center opens in Citrus Heights

Yippie's Playcenter
Yippie’s Playcenter in Citrus Heights features a 25-by-50 foot play structure, among other kid-friendly attractions. // CH Sentinel

By Thomas J. Sullivan–
Doors are now open at Yippie’s Playcenter in Citrus Heights, a 5,800-square-foot indoor center featuring a large two-level play structure, a bounce house, foam pit and other kid-friendly activities.

The play center is located near the corner of Antelope Road and Sunrise Boulevard at 7777 Sunrise Blvd., Suite 1700, situated next to the Corner Pocket Sports Bar.

The play center held its grand opening on Aug. 17, but some hiccups related to permitting caused the center to close for several days before re-opening on Aug. 29.

The sprawling 25-by-50-foot two-level play structure features a maze of compartments, tunnels, and climbing spaces for children to explore. The center also features multiple sensory areas, a foam pit and an interactive floor where a projected screen allows kids to interact with different games.

Opposite the primary play structure, there’s a snack bar with table seating which features a menu of child-friendly “Dino Grub” in the “Din-o-ing Area.” A larger area in the rear is available for reserving children’s birthday parties.

During the grand opening, owner Ricardo Snovel, his wife Haley, and their young son Noah, were all smiles as they encouraged their first young visitors and their families to explore all of the many different play spaces the new center has to offer.

“It’s a perfect stop after a busy day for families with young children to just have fun,” Snovel told The Sentinel. “We’re looking to do quite a bit of after-school business, now that school is back in session.”

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Yippie’s Playcenter is geared for children age 1-12. Children and parents must obtain an admission stamp at the front desk and sign a waiver before entering its play structures. Parents or family members bringing young children are reminded that socks must be worn at all times.

Admission price is $9 per child and $1 for parents. Children one year old or younger are admitted free. Admission comes with unlimited use all day, although re-entry is not allowed.

Yippie’s Playcenter is a smoke-free facility and any adult under the influence will be asked to leave without refund and will be banned, Snovel said.

Yippie’s Playcenter is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m .to 6 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday through Sunday.

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