(MONTICELLO) – Indiana Beach Amusement and Water Park Resort closed for good on Wednesday afternoon.
White County Economic Development Director Randy Mitchell confirmed that Apex Parks Group decided to close Indiana Beach after a search for buyers ended unsuccessfully.
Apex Parks Senior Vice President Gregg Borman told Mitchell the closure was strictly for financial reasons.
Indiana Beach still has 27 employees: 15 in maintenance and 12 in administrative roles. The future of their employment is uncertain, according to Mitchell. Mitchell also said Apex Parks closed three other amusement parks. It currently operates 11 parks: nine in California and three in Florida.
The lakeside resort was opened by the Spackman family in 1926. In February 2008, it was announced that both the amusement park and Indiana Beach campgrounds were sold to Morgan RV LLC. On Sept. 1, 2015, it was announced that the park had been sold to Apex Parks Group.