We had the good fortune of connecting with Chris Downs and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Chris, how has your perspective on work-life balance evolved over time?
Since taking over as owner of The Kids Play Co., my work life balance has been amazing! The perks of owning an indoor playground is that I can bring my kids to work and they get to play, enjoy the events, attend the classes. and more… all while I am at work! My 6 year old has really enjoyed all that we have to offer and has even helped come up with different games and crafts for our weekly classes. I now have an 21 month old that enjoys The Kids Play Co. as much as my daughter, wife, and I have.
What should our readers know about your business?
We are about to kick off our Summer Camps at The Kids Play Co. Each week will be a different Theme ranging from Art, Music, STEAM, and Heroes All Around Us, The Camps are from 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm, are Drop off for 3 year old – 10 year old, and available for daily purchase or by the week from June and July.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Deep Ellum has some really cool eats and hangs. Frisco offers a cheaper family-friendly option for families. II Creeks Plaza in Richardson (where we are located) is a great stop for all! There’s live music, great restaurants, and much much more.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My amazing employees and customers have enabled me to come back stronger than ever after Covid-19. We were closed from March – May and have really enjoyed hearing the stories of the parents and kids that missed us while everyone was home. We have been able to offer rescheduled parties to those kids and parents that missed during the time away. We are about to kick off our Summer Camps to go along with our weekly classes and monthly events.