WaterPark season ends

The Wapakoneta WaterPark saw its final day for the season Tuesday, and while many swimmers visited for a fun afternoon, the park is closing the season without making much of a splash.

“We’ve had discussions about why we’re down,” WaterPark Manager Jack Hayzlett, also Wapakoneta recreation director, said, “because we’re down in attendance from two years ago, but two years ago there were 44 days above 90 degrees. Last year I think there were 13, this year, none.”

Hayzlett said he expects this year’s attendance numbers to mimic last year’s numbers, which were approximately 50,000. Attendance at the park saw its biggest drop from 70,000 people two years ago.

“I always say, if it gets hot, people will come,” Hayzlett said. “We built it, but now we need the weather to cooperate, and the last two summers it hasn’t.”

For the full story, see the Wednesday, Aug. 20 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.