Water Park Project Surfaces in Town of Wallkill
John Jordan | February 18, 2016
WALLKILL—While Orange County officials are still awaiting word on whether it will be selected for a $250-million Legoland amusement park, an Orange County company has purchased property down the street from the Orange Regional Medical Center here for a possible waterpark project.
Published reports indicate the Devitt Management of Montgomery has purchased the 43-acre former Distelburger dairy farm site on East Main Street. The firm has plans before the Town of Wallkill Planning Board that includes a possible water park to be developed there, according to a report published in the Middletown Times-Herald Record. The company’s filing also details a number of other possible uses for the property, including a hotel, retail space, parking and a 40,000-square-foot office-research facility. The vacant parcel is located adjacent to a QuickCheck store off Exit 122 of Route 17.
A delegation of Orange County officials traveled to Wisconsin in April and visited a number of water parks there. Among the delegation included Wallkill Town Supervisor Dan Depew and Orange County Partnership President Maureen Halahan. For further information see story in the Middletown Times Herald Record.
Photo Caption: The vacant parcel is located on East Main Street in the Town of Wallkill.