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There's A Mystery, Communal Trampoline In Logan Square — And People Love It

By Mina Bloom | July 12, 2017 5:53am
 Allison Vanek and her 7-year-old son, Alex (left) wondered where the mysterious trampoline came from when they visited Saturday. According to neighbors on social media, the owners are putting it in public places for all neighbors to enjoy.
Allison Vanek and her 7-year-old son, Alex (left) wondered where the mysterious trampoline came from when they visited Saturday. According to neighbors on social media, the owners are putting it in public places for all neighbors to enjoy.
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Courtesy/Allison Vanek; DNAinfo/Mina Bloom

LOGAN SQUARE — There's a communal trampoline mysteriously moving around Logan Square — and people are loving it.

Since first appearing on a public parkway on Logan Boulevard within the last week or two, the trampoline has attracted people of all ages.

According to neighbors on social media, the owners of the trampoline are setting it up in public places for all neighbors to enjoy.

Allison Vanek stumbled upon the trampoline Thursday afternoon while on a walk with her 1-year-old daughter, Sasha.

"We spent about 20 minutes bouncing on it together, and so many people smiled as they biked, drove or walked past," Vanek said.

She assumed it would be a one-time occurrence, so when it was still there on Saturday, she rushed home to grab her 7-year-old, Alex, who instantly fell in love with it.

The trampoline has since moved around the corner to a parkway on Whipple Street at Schubert Avenue.

While DNAinfo Chicago couldn't immediately reach the owners to verify this information, so far there are no reports of jumpers being told to get off the trampoline. Some parents are bringing their kids to the block just to jump on the trampoline, according to neighbors who live nearby.

Vanek said a communal trampoline aligns with Logan Square's unique brand of summer fun.

"I didn't think it was so strange — it's commonplace to see people jogging in jump boots or tying bands between two trees as tightropes," she said, referring to the frequent tightrope walkers in Palmer Square Park.