Water Wizz of Westerly bought by local woman, may not close down

South County

WESTERLY, R.I. (WPRI) — Water Wizz of Westerly previously told Eyewitness News it will permanently close its doors for good after Labor Day.

The family-owned and operated water park announced via Facebook last month that they would be shutting down.

But owner Michael Kells told Eyewitness News Monday that when word got around that they were closing, a local woman stepped forward and offered to buy the water park.

“For Water Wizz, it will be the last day for the name,” Kells said. “But the park may be here. She’s been working all weekend long with her lawyers, so there is a good chance the slides will still be here.”

Kells says while nothing is finalized yet, they are in the process of selling the business to the unnamed entrepreneur.

He also noted that with the deal, the land would not be made into anything else and the attraction would remain a water park.

Water Wizz of Westerly has been in business for 40 years and cited “aging infrastructure, the ever-increasing cost to operate a small, seasonal business and recovering from the significant financial impact of Superstorm Sandy” as its reasons for closing.

After the Facebook post gained attention, the Water Wizz location in Wareham took to its own page to say they are not affiliated with the Westerly location and will remain open.

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