Lois Lanes Family Fun Center to open in Watford City

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WATFORD CITY, N.D. - Watford city residents will have a new place to look forward to for fun.

"So, many families are moving here to not only give them a reason to, but make them enjoy their time and North Dakota and see it can be more than just oil country," said Layne Bennett, partner for Lois Lanes Family Fun Center.

Lois Lanes Family Fun Center is a 30,000 square foot building that's giving kids a place to play. Bennett says the idea of the project was brought up 3 years ago by McKenzie County Sheriff Gary Schwartzenberger and since then it's taken off.

"He was my marine recruiter of 2003, I've known him for 15 years and he had this dream and wanted to do something to help the community," said Bennett.

Finding the perfect location wasn't too difficult. Bennett says he and his partner wanted to choose a spot that has a central location.

"Really close to other facilities we have in town that people will utilize such as the Rough Rider Center and the Brewery," said Bennett.

There is $1.5 million invested into the project among private investors and owners of the property. The facility will have many special features both kids and adults can enjoy.

"In our first phase we will have about 7,000 square foot of trampoline space, 20 bowling lanes as well as a 1,500 square foot arcade. We will also have party rooms on a second story mezzanine to overlook the bowling and trampoline park function," said Bennett.

Lois Lanes Family Fun Center is scheduled to open sometime in mid-November.