MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. – The City of Maryland Heights will have Aquaport back open this weekend after vandalism forced the city to drain and clean the water park's large pool.

The water park was closed after pieces of broken glass were found in the large swimming pool after an overnight break-in.

“Our pool management contractor has encountered continued difficulties in identifying the extent of the problem and completing the cleanup during this time,” said Tracey Anderson, the City’s Director of Parks and Recreation. “Draining the pool is now considered the appropriate step to take while the cleanup continues. We regret that this has happened, and we are looking into steps we can take to prevent future acts of vandalism. We take the safety of our residents and patrons very seriously, and we look forward to reopening Aquaport once we can verify that all glass has been removed.”

The water park will re-open Saturday at 11 a.m., according to a press release.

Anyone with information about the vandalism is asked to contact police at 314-209-8477 or www.marylandheights.com/policetips.