It’ll be another hot dry summer for beach lovers in Springfield. Mayor Mike Houston sees virtually no chance that the Lake Springfield Beach will reopen this year… despite sporadic interest from some aldermen.
The beach has been closed since 2008 because of budgetary reasons… after years of operating at a loss.
The city is still paying to maintain the beach house… even though it’s only occasionally rented out for parties and receptions.
Houston says the city has talked with vendors about perhaps turning the beach house into a restaurant, but little progress has been made.