The former Funsville amusement park will officially be reborn at a March 24 grand opening as Adventure Crossing.
Ed Smith, the lead investor with Alphatopo LLC, which bought Funsville last year, said the first phase of renovations to the 18.5-acre site is nearly complete. To make the park more customer friendly, he said, crews renovated the arcade, creating a central welcome center, concession and prize redemption areas. All outside rides also have been refurbished.
"This phase was to get the family entertainment center back to what a nice family entertainment center should look like," Smith said.
The remodeled main building will also feature six new private party rooms, five of which can be combined to host more than 100 people. Smith said food and refreshment choices have been upgraded to include high-end coffees. Free wireless Internet access will also be provided.
Smith said he and his partners are pressing ahead with a 6,000- to 7,000-square-foot laser tag arena the group hopes to open at year's end or in early 2008. A third phase, including a 45,000-square-foot indoor sports arena, should be completed in late 2008.
The indoor arena will house multiple turf-covered fields, which will cater to indoor lacrosse, flag football and other sports.
"We'd like folks to come by and see the new face of fun in this family-friendly environment we're creating for the community," he said. "We think they'll like the changes."
Adventure Crossing is looking to hire employees who will operate rides, run games and sell concessions and for other customer service positions.
Job seekers should fill out an application in person at Adventure Crossing, 4350 Wheeler Road in Martinez.
Applications will be accepted between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
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