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Indiana Beach gets new owner, plans to reopen this year

MONTICELLO, Ind. (WLFI) — Monticello Mayor Cathy Gross said Indiana Beach has a new buyer. 

The park is planning to reopen this year. 

Mayor Gross said the official announcement Thursday has sparked a lot of joy in the community. 

She said Gene Staples has taken over as the owner. Staples is president of Indiana Beach Holdings, LLC, and now the new owner of the nearly 100-year-old park.

The park closed for financial reasons in February. 

The park’s owner at the time, Apex Parks Group, said a search for buyers ended successfully.