About Owner & Operator, James Bernau

Known as Super Daddy at home, James Bernau was also a Super Employee at work in retail management for 18 years. In May of 2011, with full support from his wife and kids, James resigned to realize a dream of opening a place where kids can play, and parents want to stay.

About PlayGrounds

PlayGrounds is a neighborhood place for families and friends to gather on any day of the week. It is a Café, Fun Zone, and Party Place all-in-one.

PlayGrounds Café is a full scale café serving gourmet coffee and pastries for breakfast, hearty sandwiches and flavorful salads for lunch, and fresh baked cookies and ice cream cones for dessert. Kids also have great menu choices that include familiar favorites and unique items like the Fluffernutter sandwich….so yummy!

PlayGrounds Fun Zone is a 3,500 square-foot indoor play space where kids’ imaginations can run wild. After being greeted at the Ranger Station, kids ages 10 and under can explore, climb, crawl and slide among colorful animal characters that live in the north woods. There is also an area designated for toddlers to do all of the same things on a “toddler scale.” For little one’s, ages 6-16 months, there is a “Little Crawler” section that is designed for safe play. Parents are welcome to join the fun, or enjoy some rest and a iced coffee on one of our comfy couches or chairs.

PlayGrounds Party Place is also a great place to host a child’s birthday party or a special group event. We have plenty of reservation times to choose from, and party packages to fit your style and budget.

Have questions? Check out our FAQ page.