WINFIELD, Kan. (KAKE) - People drove up to a closed sign on Thursday at Winfield’s Isle of Lights. The closure happened around 7 p.m. on Wednesday night when a volunteer gate worker called Marketing & Volunteer Coordinator Megan Beeson alerting her of damage. 

"She said that someone had ran into some displays here in the park and that we needed to come down here and I instructed her to go ahead and file a police report because they had taken off," said Beeson.  

Beeson said while this is unfortunate and she understands accidents happen, she does not understand why the driver continued driving through the park. She said, however, it is easy to get confused.

"If they're from out of town they don't read the signs. There are signs saying that to stay on 77 you have to stay in the left lane but I think it just gets missed and then they get down here and they get trapped," said Beeson.

"Depending on the time of day and I've been here a many of times yeah it can be hard to see the difference of where that lane kind of splits where it's like straight to the park or turning into the highway," agreed Jessica Soto. 

Wichita resident Calvin Thomas said a lot of drivers do not pay attention to the signs and are not watching where they are going and often times end up in the park.  

Two of the arches were damaged, one of which was custom built, which may take longer to repair.   

Beeson said thanks to the City of Winfield and its willingness to get the park cleaned up, it will reopen Thursday night from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. until December 30.  

She said they will continue to accept donations which will go toward maintaining current and future displays.