Funtopia, Climbing Wall Considered

Funtopia, Climbing Wall Considered for Arlington Downs
Posted on 05/18/2018

On May 21st the Village Board will consider the addition of Funtopia, a family entertainment center, and the development of First Ascent, a recreational climbing wall facility, as part of proposed changes to the Arlington Downs project.

Arlington Downs is located at Euclid Avenue, west of Arlington International Ractecourse. Planning and Community Development staff have been working with the developer to re-purpose the former water park which was closed in 2009.

First Ascent is a recreational climbing facility catering to a range of climbers from beginners to expert. First Ascent currently operates four facilities in the Chicago area.  Funtopia is a family entertainment business that caters to children and offers rope course, cave exploration along with other amenities and party rooms. These fun entertainment uses will occupy approximately 45,000 square feet of the former water park space.