Skip to main content

Jumpin' Janes = DIRTY


We just got home from a fun filled weekend away.  One place we stayed was Dubuque Iowa and in Dubuque we went to Jumpin' Janes, a jumping place for kids filled with blow up jumping toys and an arcade.  I was excited to take my kids to this site because it was one of the top places to visit on a website for the city.  

Sadly we made our visit shorter because of the cleanliness or should I say lack of it.  Beyond the dirt and grime in the building there were other dangerous factors that made me consider calling to report it, but who would you call?  I truly have no idea??

So here are a few pictures I snapped:

In the top right photo is a electric outlet filled with a huge pile of dust.  This is right under the air hockey table right in the middle of the play area so the visibility was clear!  The bottom left picture shows more dust which was near a bench for sitting and right by a play area. The bottom right picture is showing the flooring uneven which was present in several areas!  :(  It's saying, "Look at me I'm going to trip your loved one."  

I have been to other jumping places and none of them gave me shivers down my spine by the amount of dirt and dust!  

Not sure how they stay open!  

Have you experienced dirty play areas for children?  How would you handle this situation?  Who would you call to get the place cleaned up??  

Comments

Tractor Mom said…
Try the health department in that city. Understand why you left...
Thanks tractor mom... I will call them tomorrow! :)
Emi said…
For the safety issues I would contact the Dubuque, Iowa Building Division at 563.589.4150 also the Iowa area OSHA offices - here is the one in Des Moines (515) 284-4794

I would not be as concerned about the dirt (since you can wash that off) as I would be off the tripping hazards, especially with the fact that small children will use this facility and hazards are readily available with sharp and uneven surfaces.

For a safe and exciting place to take kids in Iowa, I recommend Adventureland in Altoona although they don't open until the end of this month.
Thanks Emi,

I called the Iowa Building Division and they took all my complaints and will be following through to ensure the safety for the kids. :)

Thanks for the help and the tips for Altoona! :)

Be Blessed,

Popular posts from this blog

St. Patrick's Day Cookie Giveaway!!!

Since you all loved the other cookie giveaway I did last week I thought a St. Patrick's Cookie Giveaway would be another great one for those of you who have a sugar tooth.  :) This giveaway is sponsored by Gourmet Cookie Bouquets !  I personally have not tried these cookies but looking at the pictures of all the cookie bouquets made me ready to try them!  I absolutely love the creativity in all their Holiday Bouquets!    2 Lucky winners will win a fun St. Patrick's Day Bouquet that is valued at $50.  GOOD LUCK!  I hope one of my readers wins!! Use the rafflecopter widget below to enter the St. Patrick's Day cookie giveaway. The mandatory entry is commenting on this post, but once that entry is completed, various other entry options will become available. Any option is acceptable, but the number of entries per person are limited to the number indicated in the contest rafflecopter form. Entries will be reviewed and duplicate or uncompleted ones will be removed

My Memory Suite Review and GIVEAWAY!

MY MEMORIES SUITE Review and giveaway!  (#1 rated scrapbook software)  The above is one of the scrap pages I have created.  Super easy and super fast.  I only took a couple minutes to create a 8 page photo book.  I am still going to do some more with adding more embellishments!  The below is one I created all from scratch and it only took me about 5 minutes!  :)  SO EASY!   Here is a great video explaining more about the product.  There are also tutorials available on youtube.com I am not sure if you are like me but I have spent hours online trying to upload photos to the web to place them into something I was trying to create.  THE BIGGEST BONUS to My Memory Suite is the fact that it is downloaded to your computer so you do not have to wait forever for a picture to upload! It made my experience much quicker then other programs I have used online.  The scrapbook software was very easy to download on my computer and did not take long to learn how to create.  :) One feature t

Liquid Chalk spray! Chalk Idea #7

Last week we tried out the fizzing sidewalk chalk- click here to read that review. This week it is liquid chalk spray.  They are a bit similar but yet different.  Here is how to make it: Supplies: 1 tsp. washable tempura paint 1 cup of hot water 1/2 cup of cornstarch squirt of dishwashing liquid 1 squirt bottle- I found them at the dollar store 1.  Add cornstarch to one cup of hot water whisking to mix so that there are no clumps. 2.  Add one teaspoon of washable tempura paint and a quirt of dishwashing liquid.  Mix well. 3.  Pour it into your squirt bottles and shake well. 4.  Go have fun!!!   This kept my daughters attention much longer the the fizzy chalk last week.  I also think this was easier to work with and just more fun in general.  I love seeing the chalk wet but then to see it dry.  I think it dried darker so it was fun to see the changes.  :)  Ready, Set, Go!  Have some fun! She is my little model... she kept saying "take my picture mom." She is like her