Bowling Center Adds Aerial Adventure—And More


Not many folks think of visiting a bowling alley as an adventure. But HeadPinz, a new 50,000-square-foot multi-use entertainment attraction in Fort Myers, Fla., could change that.


Artist’s rendering of HeadPinz.

An aerial ropes course is among several activities being installed at the center. Others include a two-story laser tag arena, more than 40 top arcade games, and of course, 28 bowling lanes. There will also be an indoor/outdoor lounge and sports bar, plus conference, meeting, and party rooms.

“There’s nothing like it in Florida,” said Mike Cannington, director of operations for the owner, Bowland Centers. “You have to go to Atlanta or Dallas (or another major city) to find a building that has all these pieces.”

Located near the Fort Myers airport, this is Bowland’s seventh southwest Florida location. The center is expected to open in mid-June and create at least 125 jobs.


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Troy Hawks contributes to Adventure Park Insider, Ski Area Management, and a variety of other publications and websites. He has held editorial positions at business magazines serving outdoor sports and recreation as well as manufacturing and textiles. Most recently he was communications manager for the National Ski Areas Association and editor of the NSAA Journal. He also serves as a communications consultant for several clients. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, he now lives in Denver, Colo.

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