DA Zappala visits Kennywood to ensure safety ahead of opening day

WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. — Allegheny County District Attorney Steve Zappala visited Kennywood Park on Thursday morning.

Zappala toured the park and “ensured its safety efforts” before opening day on Saturday.

The DA first raised concerns over safety at Kennywood after a shooting at the park in September 2022.

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In March 2023, security measures were increased and modified to make public safety a priority.

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“Last year’s events were a prime example of what can be accomplished by coming together as a team,” said DA Zappala. “Prioritizing safety requires a continued partnership with constant attention, and the ability to enhance safety measures.”

Channel 11 was at the park for Zappala’s tour.

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