CHICAGO (CBS) — The blame is being put on the weather.
The Whoa Zone, a floating obstacle course at Whihala Beach in Whiting, Indiana, closed early for the season on Thursday after high waves and wind damaged the inflatable sports and water park.READ MORE: 5 Wounded In South Austin Mass Shooting
A statement posted to the park’s Facebook page says: “Due to weather conditions, the WhoaZone will be closed for the remainder of 2017. We are sorry for the inconvenience, however, it was unexpected.”READ MORE: Bears Set To Take On Cincinnati Bengals For Home Opener; COVID-19 Vaccinations Available Outside Soldier Field
The Whoa Zone was scheduled to close for the season on Monday.
The $300,000 attraction is the first park of its kind installed on Lake Michigan. It features slides, monkey bars, climbing towers, trampolines, bridges, and more.MORE NEWS: Bronzeville 5K Run/Walk Set For Oct. 3
Whoa Zone is scheduled to reopen for next summer’s season in late June 2018, the park said.