Developer cancels plan for dinosaur park in Monroe due to protected wetlands
Town of Monroe Supervisor Tony Cardone announced Wednesday that plans for a dinosaur theme park in Orange County have been canceled after project developer Neil Gold found “environmental constraints on the property would not allow them to build the full project that they desire to build.”
The proposal for a $12 million dinosaur theme park had been facing pushback from residents, including Maureen Richardson who spearheaded community efforts to stop the park development and raise awareness about the protected wetlands.
“It was a lot of information that I learned, and it was definitely empowering to realize that my research contributed to them picking another location,” said Richardson
The dinosaur theme project was originally slated for Wallkill, but it was turned down there, too.