Updated: City: ‘Splash – The Night Swim’ event canceled
In an an email sent to The Breeze, organizers of a teen swim party held last week say they were willing to meet city requirements for future planned events at the city-owned water park.
The email takes issue with the statement provided by the city that “Both sides understand that sufficient controls and security have to be in place, and Mr. Williams was not going to be able to meet those obligations.”
“Mr Williams was willing to meet all of there requirement. The City chose not to,” the email from organizers states.
City officials say “Splash The Night Swim” event has been canceled.
“After a joint discussion this morning between City officials and promoter Travis Williams, the April 25 “Splash” event scheduled at Sun Splash has been canceled as well as any future events by Mr. Williams,” city officials said in a release issued Wednesday morning. “Both sides understand that sufficient controls and security have to be in place, and Mr. Williams was not going to be able to meet those obligations.”
The city said it now plans to organize some upcoming events at the city owned Sun Splash Family Waterpark.
“We recognize the need for more entertainment options for our young residents and intend on moving forward with planning our own events,” said City Manager John Szerlag in the statement. “The City will ensure that adequate security and supervision is provided for the upcoming City-sponsored teen events.”
“The City events will be hosted for specific age groups with separate events for high school students and middle school students. More details on these events will be provided at a later date,” the release concludes.