N.Y. General Business Law Section 220

As used in this article, the following words and phrases shall have the following meanings:


“commercial trampoline” shall mean a device that:


incorporates a trampoline bed; and


is used for entertainment or recreational jumping, springing, bouncing, acrobatics, or gymnastics in a trampoline park.


“emergency response plan” shall mean a written plan of action for the reasonable and appropriate contact, deployment, and coordination of services, agencies, and personnel to provide the earliest possible response to an injury or emergency.


“inspection” shall mean a procedure that an inspector conducts to:


determine whether a trampoline park facility, including any device or material, is constructed, assembled, maintained, tested, and operated in accordance with this article and the manufacturer’s recommendations;


determine the operational safety of a trampoline park facility, including any device or material;


determine whether the trampoline park complies with safety standards; and


determine whether the trampoline park’s policies, safeguards, and procedures comply with this article.


“inspector” shall mean an individual who:


conducts an inspection of a trampoline park to certify compliance with this article and industry safety standards; and


(i) is certified by: (A) a nationally accredited organization that develops and publishes consensus standards for a wide range of materials, products, systems, and services that are used for trampolines; or (B) a nationally accredited organization that promotes trampoline park safety;


represents the insurer of the trampoline park;


represents a nationally accredited organization that: (A) inspects amusement and recreational facilities and equipment; and (B) certifies and trains professional private industry inspectors through written testing and continuing education requirements; or


represents an organization that the United States Olympic Committee designates as the national governing body for gymnastics.


“operator” shall mean a person who manages, or controls or who has the duty to manage or control the operation of a trampoline park.


“owner” shall mean a person, corporation, partnership, limited liability company, or association who owns a commercial trampoline park.


“participant” shall mean an individual that uses trampoline park equipment.


“trampoline bed” shall mean the flexible surface of a trampoline on which a user jumps or bounces.


“trampoline court” shall mean an area of a trampoline park comprising:


multiple commercial trampolines; or


at least one commercial trampoline and at least one associated foam or inflatable bag pit.


“trampoline park” shall mean a place of business that offers the recreational use of a trampoline court for a fee or charge for admission to the trampoline park for entertainment or recreational purposes.

Source: Section 220 — Definitions, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/GBS/220 (updated Apr. 24, 2020; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

Jun. 15, 2024

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Apr. 24, 2020

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