KANSAS CITY, KS
Schlitterbahn Water Park faces an uncertain future with multiple co-defendants connected to the company facing criminal charges following the 2016 death of a boy on the Verruckt water slide.
At stake are public and private funds used to invest in the park itself and the surrounding area.
Rick Worner, who's worked in finance in the Kansas City area for decades, said he convinced Schlitterbahn owners Jeff and Gary Henry to venture out of Texas for the first time and open a water slide business in Kansas City, Kansas. The Unified Government of Kansas City, Kansas has been a Schlitterbahn advocate since 2005.