Family Entertainment Destination Boomers! San Diego Permanently Closes

June 8, 2020

Boomers in San Diego's Kearny Mesa has long been a local entertainment destination, featuring an onsite arcade, go-kart track, batting cage and mini golf course, but the company took to social media this morning to announce its permanent closure.

Boomers! Parks is a national amusement center chain of family entertainment centers established in 1998 through a merger by parent company Palace Entertainment. Locations feature activities such as carousels, arcade games, miniature golf, theme park kids rides, bumper boats, batting cages, go-karts, roller coasters, and laser tag. The San Diego location also had a ride called the Flamethrower. In September 2014, Apex Parks Group purchased 10 Boomers locations from Palace Entertainment, including the San Diego location. On April 8, 2020, Apex Parks Group announced it was filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Before becoming Boomers! in 2001, the 5.5-acre site on Clairemont Mesa Boulevard near Interstate 805 in Kearny Mesa branch was previously the San Diego Family Fun Center, which opened in 1987. A Boomers location in San Diego's El Cajon also closed earlier this year, and it is believed that the Vista branch may not be reopening. As of now, there are only five remaining Boomers parks in the United States - California locations in Livermore, Modesto, Santa Maria, and Irvine, as well as one in Boca Raton, FL. In the closure announcement, the company stated that season passes, play cards and Boomers Bucks will be honored at all other Apex Parks Group properties.

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