MONTICELLO, Ind. (WLFI) - Indiana Beach Amusement Resort announced new plans for the 2012 season.
Indiana Beach is making an effort to incorporate the community to help with these new plans.
The owner of Indiana Beach, Bob Moser, hosted a public meeting Tuesday night for employees and residents of Monticello.
White County Economic Development Director, Connie Neininger, said Monticello residents have the opportunity to help Indiana Beach formulate these new plans.
"A lot of ideas were thrown out on the table that they were willing to take back and review," said Neininger.
Neininger said Indiana Beach officials are reaching out for recommendations on how to improve the park. She said the park is looking to make renovations.
"They have a lot of new ideas but I think the most important thing is they were asking questions of employees and of people in the community of what we saw needed to be changed," said Neininger.
Neininger said Indiana Beach owner Bob Moser put down any rumors that the Beach is up for sale and confirmed there will be a 2012 season.
Lake Shaffer Boat Rental owner, Larry Blaser said Indiana Beach's clientele makes up about three quarters of his business.
"It's a good thing that they're going to be open and I'm happy to hear that they're trying to improve the place as much as they have," said Blaser.
Neininger said Indiana Beach helps boost White County's economy each year during the summer months. She said Indiana Beach's traffic helps the county's retail businesses like restaurants, gas stations, and grocery stores.
"It brings in over 60 million dollars as an economic impact into our county each year," said Neininger.
Neininger said Moser and other Indiana Beach officials plan to host more public meetings in the future.
Several calls to Indiana Beach made by News Channel 18 were not returned.