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2 Years From Closing, Seven Peaks Waterpark Hits the Market for $1.89M

Most residents remember the fun times they had at Seven Peaks Waterpark and before at Splash Down Dunes but now after shutting its doors two years ago, the water park is up for grabs for a cool price of $1.89 Million Dollars.

Forced by the Porter County Health Department, the former water park closed its doors on June 19, 2017 after over a dozen children were admitted to local hospitals for chemical burns that were a result of the park over-chlorinating their water.

Aside from the chemical burns, the park also had numerous other violations according to the Porter County Fire Marshall.

After closing their doors, the attraction company first stated that it would make corrections and reopen to the public.

According to a 2018 article by the Chicago Tribune, a spokeswoman for the park “remained optimistic that the water park would open for the 2018 season”, however, the doors remained shut.

The company even filed a request to renew the park’s Indiana Department of Environmental Management Permit in May of 2018.

Despite all of that, the park sat vacant for two years with none of the safety issues being addressed.

Recent reviews of the park on Trip Advisor show the park suffered even before closing down with some reviewers describing their experience at the park as “disappointing”, “low quality waterpark”, and “used to be good, now awful”.

News of the park has been quiet for the last year until a listing appeared on social media offering the park and all the water slides up for sale.

The listing appeared in the “Home Sales” section of Facebook Marketplace on June 19 posted by Justin Berggren, a local real estate agent.

The post included several aerial images of the park and a short description listing the park, 15 adjacent acres, and all the slides from the park for sale.

Now residents are wondering what will become of the old water park? Will a new owner make the necessary upgrades, repairs, and corrections and open the park back up to the public or will the slides come down for good?

Let us know what you would like to see happen with the former Seven Peaks Waterpark in the comments below.

Luis Izquierdo
Luis Izquierdo is a freelance journalist born and raised in Florida. He moved to Michigan City, Indiana in October of 2017 with his wife and kids. Luis has published hundreds of articles on numerous online and print publications throughout the United States.


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