Springfield Mayor Mike Houston says that the city has no plans to open the beach up for the summer months, or in the foreseeable future.
During Talk to the Mayor on 970 WMAY Thursday, Houston said the city cannot justify the cost of opening the beach for the public.
He also says there are ideas being kicked around at renting the beach house out for private functions and even possibly turning into a public marina.
Alderman Kris Theilen tells WMAY news that the beach is also at toxic levels because of a concentration of bird droppings.
The beech has been closed for several years because of a lack of funding.