Missouri Water Park Apologizes Black Family

Lee's Summit Water Park apologizes to Black family for canceling their private party without notice.

The Kansas Star reports
The Lee’s Summit Parks and Recreation Department issued a public apology Tuesday afternoon to a Black family who says they were racially profiled and discriminated against after their private party at a city-run water park was suddenly canceled over the weekend. In a statement, parks officials said they were aware of a “disturbing social media post” made by a part-time lifeguard in response to the family’s frustration of not being able to access the Summit Waves Aquatic Facility, which is run by the parks department. Parks officials also referenced other “inappropriate and insensitive language used by staff” and said “appropriate” measures were being taken to correct them.
“A sincere apology is owed to the Evans family and our Lee’s Summit community,” officials said in the statement. “(Lee’s Summit Parks and Recreation) strives to be a respectful and inclusive organization where all members of our community feel welcome and appreciated. Inappropriate language, social media posts and behavior are not acceptable and will not be tolerated.”