Tickleberry Place – Indoor Play Space

An eco-friendly, indoor play experience for families and kids in the heart of South Los Angeles

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Project Description

What is Tickleberry Place?

Tickleberry Place is a fun and educational indoor play space promoting active lifestyles for children and a comfortable spot for parents of South Los Angeles. Our mission is to provide a safe, healthy and eco-friendly environment locally for families, kids and the community. We want kids in our community to be educated and entertained at the same time. We want the parents to be comfortable in a beautiful space while they watch their children.

 A Little About Us

We're Lauren and Meghan, native South LA residents, twins and the founders of Tickleberry Place. We decided to return home after finishing college to build a future for ourselves and to help reshape our community. We are using our User Experience and Operations backgrounds to create an amazing experience that our community has not seen before.

What Inspired Tickleberry Place?

A few years ago I (Lauren) babysat a two-year-old boy on the weekends. I wanted to find enriching activities for him other than the same old park. After searching online for indoor play spaces, I discovered a serious lack of them in South Los Angeles. When I did find them more than a few miles away, I felt they were missing a lot of important elements.

What is the Motivation Behind Tickleberry Place?

We put our heads together and decided we wanted to improve the indoor play experience for children within our community, and at the same time give parents peace of mind in a space that is clean, safe and consistently maintained. We also wanted quality food options to finally be available to our community by featuring a healthy snack and organic coffee bar in the space.

Why South L.A. Specifically?

When we were kids, our dad had to drive long distances to find safe spaces for us to play in and that hadn’t changed when I started looking after this little boy. We also witnessed the struggles many of our friends and neighbors had to endure. Cities that seemed mere minutes away by car were worlds apart to many around us. There has been a demand for this kind of space here for quite some time. After years of neglect, we agreed that South LA was long overdue.

What Should Customers Expect from a Tickleberry Place Experience?

When you enter our space, you will be greeted with a chic lounge area comfortable enough for parents to connect and relax in. They can also hang out in our small café area, get some work done with a cup of coffee and an organic treat while Tickleberry Place staff supervise their little ones.

The open play space will host a variety of activities such as yoga, Mommy & Me groups, and storytelling for kids. Our smaller rooms will include a reading corner, an art room, and even an eco-science lab. And because birthday celebrations are a MUST, we will have a designated room for Tickleberry Place parties while the space is open to the public for play.

Most importantly, we envision Tickleberry Place as a community hub. We plan to offer parenting workshops, host informative talks and provide a space where families, friends and neighbors can come to mingle and exchange ideas.

What Did You Have In Mind for Tickleberry Place’s Design?

Tickleberry Place will be a beautiful, custom designed experience where kids are free to explore and unleash their wildest imaginations.

We’re all about simple, clean and contemporary design. Eco-friendly materials like wooden pallets, cork flooring and shipping containers will make up the design of the space. We will also have a custom built playhouse constructed entirely from non-toxic materials. But above all, Tickleberry Place will reflect how excited we are about welcoming families of South Los Angeles. This is going to expand their horizons and we can’t wait!

Our Milestones

  • We signed our lease in March 2017
  • We are in the beginning stages of designing our space and obtaining the necessary permits
  • Construction will begin in June 2017
  • Our goal is to have our Grand Opening in Fall 2017

We’ve assembled a great team, counseled with our local city officials and with your help, we can create this unique play space to meet the needs of you and the community.

Our Location

We are located in the View Park/Windsor Hills neighborhood. Our building is on the prominent corner of Slauson and Overhill. Right in the middle of some local restaurants and other fresh business that are opening soon.

How You Fit In

With your generous contribution you will get a t-shirt, Tickleberry plush or early access to memberships. The $30,000 is a portion of the funds needed to open our doors. This will help us build our play structure and purchase equipment for our cafe area. You'll be a great part of us reshaping our community!

Risks and challenges

As a new business, we have to build our following to match the level of success of other indoor play businesses; however, we strongly believe this will quickly decrease as a risk within the first year. Another risk is the community that Tickleberry Place will serve has not seen a business like this before, however, residents travel outside of the community to access similar services.

As one of the few indoor play spaces opening in South Los Angeles, Tickleberry Place already has a growing presence in the community. We already have created a buzz and positive following from parents in South Los Angeles and surrounding areas.

Thank you for your support!

Lauren and Meghan

Romans 8:28 - And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.

Updates

The Project FAQs

07/18/2017
Monetary Contribution With No Reward
$1
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Monetary Contribution With No Reward
$50
07/19/2017
Open Play Day Passes
$25
07/19/2017
Tickleberry Swag Triple Pack
$75
07/19/2017
Tickleberry Swag Triple Pack
$75
07/19/2017
Monetary Contribution With No Reward
$100
07/19/2017
Monetary Contribution With No Reward
$100
07/19/2017
Monetary Contribution With No Reward
$25
07/19/2017
Monetary Contribution With No Reward
$50
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Tickleberry Place T-Shirt
$30
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19 Supporters
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$10
Love and Support

We will send you a thank you letter and updates on our progress towards our grand opening. We truly appreciate your support.

1 Supporter
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$25
Tickleberry Place T-Shirt

One Child or Adult Tickleberry Place T-shirt to show your support, no matter where you live.

8 Supporters
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$25
Open Play Day Passes

Come in and Play with three day passes for open play for one child.

7 Supporters
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$35
Tickleberry Place T-Shirt & Day Pass

One Child or Adult Tickleberry Place T-shirt and an open play day pass for one child.

1 Supporter
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$50
Tickleberry Plush & Day Pass

Snuggle with our Eco-friendly plush toy made in the U.S. Plus get an open play day pass for one child.

1 Supporter
None available
$75
Tickleberry Swag Triple Pack

Snuggle wth our Eco-friendly plush toy made in the U.S. and sport your swag.This pack includes: (1) Terry The Tickleberry plush toy (1) Child or Adult Tickleberry Place T-shirt (1) Tickleberry Place branded stickers

4 Supporters
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$100
3-Month Membership Deal

3-month Membership with unlimited access to open play - up to 2 children

6 Supporters
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$250
Family Package Membership

3-month Membership with unlimited access to open play - up to 2 childrenAlso includes: (2) Terry The Tickleberry Plush Toys (2) Tickleberry Place T-shirts

1 Supporter
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$500
Exclusive Opening Event

A special invitation to an exclusive pre-opening play event with delicious food and Tickleberry Place gifts. Guest will have the opportunity for priority birthday party booking.

0 Supporters
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$500
Organization Play Passes Level 1

Get 60 play passes for kids in your organization or school to come experience Tickleberry Place for a day.The kids will enjoy a day of active play and educational activities.

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$1,000
Exclusive Movie Party

Children's Movie Party with exclusive access for 3-hours with, cup cakes, snacks, and beverages for up to 12 guests.**Expected availability after November 1, 2017

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$1,000
Organization Play Passes Level 2

Get 150 play passes for kids in your organization or school to come experience Tickleberry Place for a day.The kids will enjoy a day of active play and educational activities.

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$5,000
Exclusive Kid's Birthday Party

Tickleberry Place themed party with exclusive access for 3-hours Includes our Tickleberry Place party package - up to 35 guests Dedicated party planner 3 Party Assistants Organic Catered Lunch and Beverages for all guests Birthday Cupcakes for all guests 1-hour Hosted Activity of your choice (1) Tickleberry Plush Toy - for the birthday kid**Expected availability after November 1, 2017

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$5,000
Organization Play Passes Level 3

Get 500 play passes for kids in your organization or school to come experience Tickleberry Place for a day.The kids will enjoy a day of active play and educational activities.

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$10,000
Exclusive Kid's Birthday Party Deluxe

Tickleberry Place themed birthday party with exclusive access for 4-hours Includes our Tickleberry Place party package - up to 50 guests Dedicated party planner 3 Party Assistants Organic Catered Lunch and Beverages for all guests Birthday Cupcakes for all guests 2-hour Hosted Activity of your choice, OR (2) 1-hour Hosted Activities Photo Booth - includes masks, hats and costumes Terry Tickleberry Plush Toy - for the birthday kid Tickleberry Place T-shirts - for all children guests only**Expected availability after November 1, 2017

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Rewards

Monetary Contribution With No Reward
19 Supporters
Contribute
$10
Love and Support

We will send you a thank you letter and updates on our progress towards our grand opening. We truly appreciate your support.

1 Supporter
Select this reward
$25
Tickleberry Place T-Shirt

One Child or Adult Tickleberry Place T-shirt to show your support, no matter where you live.

8 Supporters
None available
$25
Open Play Day Passes

Come in and Play with three day passes for open play for one child.

7 Supporters
Select this reward
$35
Tickleberry Place T-Shirt & Day Pass

One Child or Adult Tickleberry Place T-shirt and an open play day pass for one child.

1 Supporter
None available
$50
Tickleberry Plush & Day Pass

Snuggle with our Eco-friendly plush toy made in the U.S. Plus get an open play day pass for one child.

1 Supporter
None available
$75
Tickleberry Swag Triple Pack

Snuggle wth our Eco-friendly plush toy made in the U.S. and sport your swag.This pack includes: (1) Terry The Tickleberry plush toy (1) Child or Adult Tickleberry Place T-shirt (1) Tickleberry Place branded stickers

4 Supporters
None available
$100
3-Month Membership Deal

3-month Membership with unlimited access to open play - up to 2 children

6 Supporters
Select this reward
$250
Family Package Membership

3-month Membership with unlimited access to open play - up to 2 childrenAlso includes: (2) Terry The Tickleberry Plush Toys (2) Tickleberry Place T-shirts

1 Supporter
None available
$500
Exclusive Opening Event

A special invitation to an exclusive pre-opening play event with delicious food and Tickleberry Place gifts. Guest will have the opportunity for priority birthday party booking.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$500
Organization Play Passes Level 1

Get 60 play passes for kids in your organization or school to come experience Tickleberry Place for a day.The kids will enjoy a day of active play and educational activities.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$1,000
Exclusive Movie Party

Children's Movie Party with exclusive access for 3-hours with, cup cakes, snacks, and beverages for up to 12 guests.**Expected availability after November 1, 2017

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$1,000
Organization Play Passes Level 2

Get 150 play passes for kids in your organization or school to come experience Tickleberry Place for a day.The kids will enjoy a day of active play and educational activities.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$5,000
Exclusive Kid's Birthday Party

Tickleberry Place themed party with exclusive access for 3-hours Includes our Tickleberry Place party package - up to 35 guests Dedicated party planner 3 Party Assistants Organic Catered Lunch and Beverages for all guests Birthday Cupcakes for all guests 1-hour Hosted Activity of your choice (1) Tickleberry Plush Toy - for the birthday kid**Expected availability after November 1, 2017

0 Supporters
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$5,000
Organization Play Passes Level 3

Get 500 play passes for kids in your organization or school to come experience Tickleberry Place for a day.The kids will enjoy a day of active play and educational activities.

0 Supporters
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$10,000
Exclusive Kid's Birthday Party Deluxe

Tickleberry Place themed birthday party with exclusive access for 4-hours Includes our Tickleberry Place party package - up to 50 guests Dedicated party planner 3 Party Assistants Organic Catered Lunch and Beverages for all guests Birthday Cupcakes for all guests 2-hour Hosted Activity of your choice, OR (2) 1-hour Hosted Activities Photo Booth - includes masks, hats and costumes Terry Tickleberry Plush Toy - for the birthday kid Tickleberry Place T-shirts - for all children guests only**Expected availability after November 1, 2017

0 Supporters
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