Trump Sets Up Trump State Park
Apr. 19, 2006
JEFFERSON VALLEY, N.Y. (AP) _ Donald Trump is donating 436 bucolic acres in New York City's northern suburbs for a new state park that will be named for _ you guessed it _ Donald Trump.
The new Donald J. Trump State Park, being announced Wednesday, includes two areas of woods and wetlands along the Taconic State Parkway, near or abutting other parkland including the Franklin D. Roosevelt and Fahnestock state parks.
Trump and Gov. George Pataki were scheduled to announce the donation at a news conference.
Trump bought the properties in the 1990s for $2 million and had considered projects including golf courses and homes, although he faced local opposition. The 59-year-old developer and star of TV's ``The Apprentice'' has major developments planned or in progress in cities including Chicago, Philadelphia and Las Vegas.