Are you hungry for a little fun and excitement in your life? A little taste of pre-Covid-19 normalcy? Coconut Bowl in Sparks offers just that. Although it might look a little different than in the past — like everywhere you go these days — you can still have a good time making memories.

With the exception of its High Ballocity indoor playground, guests can partake in a variety of different fun activities to pass the wintertime away. If you’re wanting to work on your hand-eye coordination, you can choose from bowling, billiards, and indoor blacklight mini-golf. If you’re looking for something a little more in the way of action, you can hit Jungle Kart and speed around the indoor go-kart racetrack, play a few rounds of laser tag, or hop into the XD Adventure Theater for a virtual excursion taking out zombies or bandit robots.

Covid health and safety regulations have Coconut Bowl operating at 25% of its normal capacity, with varying restrictions placed on each activity. Laser tag is operating at 50% for a total of 15 players at a time. Bowling lanes are open with each pair of lanes separated by a plexiglass divider. Reservations are highly recommended if you’re hoping to hit the lanes. Gear for every activity — go-karts, laser tag blasters and vests, bowling balls and shoes, etc. — is sanitized after every use. Sanitizing stations can be found throughout the facility, and ordering food is easy and virtually contact-free with the implementation of self-service kiosks.


While High Ballocity is closed to the public at large, it is available for private parties of up to 25 guests at $250 for two hours. And if you’re craving fun but prefer to be in the fresh air, the recently renovated outdoor mini-golf course is the way to go. Play one of two 18-hole courses for $9.25 per player, or, for an extra dollar, play both courses for a total of
36 holes.

Coconut Bowl is open weekdays from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and on weekends and most holidays from 11 a.m. to midnight. And of course, keep your eye on the schedule as warmer weather arrives in late spring and Coconut Bowl’s super-cool Wild Island waterpark gears up for the summer season. Season passes are on sale now. Note that with ever-changing
pandemic health and safety guidelines it is suggested that guests check current status of activities online prior to arrival.


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    Juliana Demarest is a Jersey girl with ink in her blood. She fell in love with print journalism at a young age in the '80s when her Uncle Tony would take her to "work" at his weekly paper. In 1997, she co-founded a weekly newspaper in North Jersey. One day, she went to photograph a local farmer for a news story. She ended up marrying him and leaving journalism to become a farmer's wife. In 2010, they packed up their two children and headed to Truckee in pursuit of the outdoor life. She didn't realize just how much she missed journalism until she joined Moonshine in 2018 after taking time off to be mom. Connect with Juliana

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