Play: CLE is designed to be the largest indoor adventure park of its kind, and it’s right here in Cleveland! What exactly is an indoor adventure park? It’s a place where you can be active and social while challenging yourself and others. Most of all, it’s a place to have fun. Because sometimes, you just need to play!
Our 25,000-square foot facility features a mix of fun and challenging attractions guaranteed to get you moving all year round.
Whether it’s the longest indoor zip line in Ohio, or one of the largest ninja courses in the entire Midwest, we’ve got something for everyone. You’ll find ropes courses, obstacle courses and climbing walls, not to mention a full kitchen and bar area where you can watch all the action—plus private rooms that are perfect for your next big event.
We want Play: CLE to be the place where fun and fitness intersect and we can’t wait for you to come out and join us!
Founder Greg Carlin is a Cleveland native who came up with the idea with his daughter that became Play: CLE while skiing in the mountains of western New York.
Taking a chairlift up the mountain and passing over the summer ropes course, he wondered why there weren’t more places that offered a similar experience year-round, especially with the growing popularity of entertainment centers, trampoline parks and other seasonal activity areas.
Convinced that an indoor adventure park could be a winning idea, the Carlin family took a giant leap of faith (which is also the name of one of Play: CLE’s attractions) and set things in motion.
The company is truly a family affair. The name was actually coined by Greg’s youngest daughter, who liked the word “play” because it is both a noun and a verb—both somewhere to go and something to do.
The goal of Play: CLE is to create a place for both kids and adults to be active, challenge themselves and most importantly, have fun.
We hope you have as much fun experiencing Play: CLE as we’ve had creating it.
This venture is a testament to the power of believing in an idea, pursuing your dreams and gathering a great group of friends, family and business associates to help you along the way.
We are quite passionate about entrepreneurship, small business ownership, industry innovation and the wonderful dynamics of a family business.
So if you’d like to hear more about our entrepreneurial journey, we’d be happy to share.