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Owners of former Dogpatch theme park reach deal to lease property

by Bill Bowden | December 4, 2017 at 12:41 p.m.
After Dogpatch's closing, salvageable rides were sold to various parks. Those that remained, like the Wild Water Rampage, cast a stark silhouette against the rugged landscape.

The owners of the former Dogpatch theme park in Newton County have reached an agreement to lease the property to Heritage USA, which is operated by David Hare.

In a video posted online, Hare said the property will be developed to become Heritage USA Dogpatch Resort.

Bud Pelsor, one of the property owners, said there’s an option to buy at the end of the lease.

Pelsor said the lease will begin March 1. He wouldn’t reveal the length of the lease or anything about the financial agreement.

Heritage USA is not affiliated with the former Christian theme park of the same name that closed in 1989 in South Carolina.

Read Tuesday's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for full details.

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