Summit Waves, a waterpark in Lee’s Summit Missouri, is under fire for denying a group of Black teenagers who had reserved the park over a month in advance, after finding out they were Black. Manager says they “don’t represent Summit Waves”
Summit Waves, a popular water park in predominantly white suburb, Lee’s Summit Missouri, is receiving scathing viral attention after a group of Black teens arrived for a party that was booked far in advance, and were denied access due to what the party-goers say is “definitely related to racism and predjudice.”
The city of Lee’s Summit is now investigating why the water park pool staff canceled the party which was paid for in advance, but the parkgoers say they have no question why it was canceled.
The group arrived at summit waves for a party and minutes later were denied because a manager told them she “didn’t feel comfortable with letting them in.” Both parents and the teens themselves have taken to social media in outrage, saying “race played a major factor” in why they were denied access, and they were only denied entry once the manager saw they were Black.
“I was just in disbelief that this was happening,” LeyShon Evans told ACTION41 NEWS, regarding what was supposed to be her son 15-year-old Noah, as well as her 17-year-old Isaiah Evans’ pool party.
“I was hoping to have fun with my friends before we start school again, to end the summer,” Noah Evans told ACTION41 NEWS.
Noah and Isaiah had used their own money, over $2000 to reserve a full facility rental and paid in person over a month in advance of the event. A contract was also signed which stated that Isaiah and Noah would host a party of less than 250 teenagers for two hours. The $2021 dollars, their father told ACTION41.
The owner told them that she would refund their money and proceeded to shut the pool down.
This is a developing story.