News of the closure has not only crushed park officials, it has devastated employees, Conneaut Lake business owners, residents, and tourists. Park employees received the news they were dreading. Dozens of former park workers will be looking for new jobs. Many staff members say they've been part of the Conneaut Lake Park family for years and can't imagine a summer without it. Of course, employees aren't the only ones upset with Tuesday's announcement. Area residents and tourists from all over say they have great memories from the park and are upset others won't be able to share the same experiences. Business owners say they hope the closure doesn't devastate the local economy.