Gene Staples, who lives in the Chicago area, is now president of Indiana Beach Holdings, LLC, and the new owner of the 94-year-old iconic amusement park called Indiana Beach in Monticello.
Staples is a US Navy veteran who loves to pay attention to the details and plans to do just that when it comes to managing Indiana Beach.
The initial plan is to take care of what can be done over the next few months. There will be lots of painting and small improvements that some people may notice and some people may not, but they’re important improvements.
Many details are still to come, but for now, just knowing that Indiana Beach will return as an amusement park for all to enjoy is a huge relief.
Depending on the current pandemic status, Staples hopes to open the park in July.
says... Posted Thursday, April 23, 2020
Fantastic news. I want to congratulate Mr. Staples on having my dreamjob (specifically operating IB). This season pass holder will be out there the first week it reopens and I hope you all make the trip out as well. Parks don't usually get second chances like this, if you look back at the 1985 CoasterCon, it was hosted by four small New England parks, all of which went bust in just a few years. So don't overlook your local independent parks, and especially not this gem of a park. Speaking of CoasterCon, Indiana Beach has never been a host...IB 2022 anyone?