Donald J. Trump State Park
|Donald J. Trump State Park|
Entrance sign to Donald J. Trump State Park.
|Area||436 acres (1.76 km2)|
|Operated by||New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation|
The largely-undeveloped park is subdivided into two sections, the 282-acre (1.1 km2) Indian Hill parcel in northern Jefferson Valley, and 154-acre (0.6 km2) French Hill in southern Yorktown Heights, wholly within the Town of Yorktown. The parkland features a mix of continuous forest, open meadows, and several large wetlands. Headwaters for two streams, French Hill Brook and Dogwood Creek, are located within the French Hill section of the park.
Having previously purchased the property for $2 million in the 1990s, the land for the park was donated in 2006 by Donald Trump, for whom the park was named. The land was donated after Trump was unable to gain town approvals to develop a private golf course on the property. In February 2010, the state announced a plan to close the park due to budget cuts.
- "Governor Pataki and Donald Trump Announce Land Gift". New York State Governor's Press Releases. April 19, 2006. Archived from the original on December 9, 2006. Retrieved April 14, 2015.
- Associated Press (April 19, 2006). "Spend a lovely day in... Trump State Park". Today.com. Retrieved April 13, 2015.
- Kilgannon, Corey (March 3, 2010). "Trump State Park Fired. Trump Displeased". The New York Times. Retrieved March 3, 2010.
- "Statements from Governor David A. Paterson and Commissioner Carol Ash on Parks Budget Cuts". NYS Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation. February 19, 2010. Retrieved April 13, 2015.
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