Indiana Beach releases statement on closure after 94 years

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MONTICELLO, Ind. (WTHR) — It’s the end of an era for one of Indiana’s oldest amusement parks.

Indiana Beach in Monticello has closed with no plan to reopen, according to Randy Mitchell, President of the White County Economic Development corporation.

Mitchell said the park’s parent company, California-based Apex Parks, cited financial reasons for the closure. According to Mitchell, the company had “worked diligently” to find a new buyer but wasn’t successful.

On Wednesday, Indiana Beach released a statement to Eyewitness News about the closing:

Regrettably, Indiana Beach is closing and ceasing operations. We are grateful for the many years we’ve had together and appreciate your support and patronage. Please visit our website for answers to some commonly asked questions.

In addition to dozens of seasonal workers, Indiana Beach employed 27 people in administrative and maintenance positions. Mitchell said those workers were offered six weeks compensation.

Indiana Beach opened in 1926 and had become an iconic landmark along Lake Shafer in north central Indiana.

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