Dance Party at Family-Friendly Amusement Park Sparks Outrage

Local community leaders and residents are outraged after videos surfaced on social media showing a raunchy, adults-only event being held at a family-friendly amusement park.

The charity event involved more than 800 people last Saturday at Clementon Park and Splashworld in Clementon, Camden County. Footage from the private party was posted on YouTube and Facebook showing scantily clad women dancing explicitly in the pool and the parking lot. Other posted videos showed fights at the event.

“I think it’s okay to have a good time but that’s a children’s park,” said Klarque Bishop of Sicklerville.

Some residents who watched the videos vowed to never take their kids to the family amusement park, which has been in business for a century.

“It’s explicit and disgusting,” said Courtney Ferris of Sicklerville. “It’s inappropriate and I would never allow my kids to go there.”

After meeting with city leaders, officials with Clementon Park vowed to never again rent out the park for a similar type of event.

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A spokeswoman for the park also sent a statement to NBC10.

“I would like to start off by saying that we rented our park to a production company for what we thought was a good cause,” the spokeswoman said. “This was the first time that this event was held at our venue, and the first time we had been approached by the production company.  The production company was responsible for all advertising, promotion, and ticket sales and ticket distribution for the event.”

The spokeswoman claimed officials at the park were “just as appalled” as the residents who complained.

“Clementon Park and Splash World does not tolerate such behavior in our Park and will never allow this event, or any such like event, to take place in our venue again,” she said.

The spokeswoman also said the Park closed down the event early once it “started developing into behavior that is not tolerated.”

“I would like to reiterate that Clementon Park and Splash World is a family-oriented park, and is an important part of this community,” the spokeswoman said. “This type of event will never occur on our property again.”

There were no calls to police during the party and no charges were filed.

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