DA Zappala says he believes Kennywood is unsafe, has security demands for park before opening day

Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala Jr. said he believes Kennywood Park is unsafe following a shooting in September.

He told Channel 11 his office compiled a list of security demands at the end of November and told the park to have them complete by opening day.

According to Zappala, some things are not complete and the park is just one month from opening.

Neither the park nor the DA would go into detail about what still needed to be done.

A Kennywood Park spokesperson released the following statement when Channel 11 questioned the lack of completion:

“The safety and security of our guests and team members are always our top priority. We are confident in our enhanced security procedures. We are looking forward to opening day on April 22 and the 125th Celebration.

We fully support the investigation in any way possible. For questions regarding the investigation, contact law enforcement.”

Zappala said he hopes to work with the park in order to get safety measures in place before the opening in April. If the company does not comply, he is willing to go to court.

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