Peterpaul Recreation Park, the iconic site for go-karts, bumper boats and batting cages, is up for sale for the second time in as many years.
The park’s owners, Matt and Kristin Sneed, announced that the property would go up for sale in a Facebook post on Tuesday morning.
“After a few years of massive improvement (new bumper boat pool, track clean-up and repair, go-kart restoration, etc.) our family has decided to pass Peterpaul’s on to the next family looking for a healthy, stable business to last far into the future,” the post read.
Kristin Sneed clarified Wednesday that the family will “absolutely” open the park for the 2019 season and resume
regular operation until “somebody suitable” purchases the business.
The Facebook post continues: “Our only reason for moving on is the necessity to focus on some other local businesses we own.” The family owns pest control service Mosquito Victory among other small ventures.
“We’re excited to pass on the torch,” Kristin said, adding that recent improvements will keep the park “in good shape for many years to come.”
“We love Peterpaul’s, it’s a community landmark,” she noted.
The family purchased the site in 2017 from Chris and Brenda Klara.
At the time, the Sneeds were looking for a location for Mosquito Victory and were interested in the barn on the park’s 35 acre property, but decided to buy the entire lot.
The Peterpaul family founded the park and opened it for business in 1977, before selling the park to an employee.