State drops surprising news: Haverstraw in talks to bring Legoland theme park to Letchworth

Photo from Legoland Malaysia -- wikicommons
Photo from Legoland Malaysia — wikicommons

This week it was announced that New York State endorsed a proposed multi-million dollar grant to help along development of a potential $250 million dollar theme park proposed for Letchworth Village in Haverstraw.

Town officials told the Rockland County Times they had not mentioned the park to the public because it is only in exploratory stages and no sale has been drawn up for the property. The town continues to talk to other suitors.

Nonetheless, the state found the project valuable enough to encourage its development by promising a grant from the Regional Economic Development Council should it move forward. Assistant to the Supervisor Alex Guarino told the Rockland County Times that the Legoland NY park would be a full scale theme park, water park and hotel aimed at kids 12 and under.

The grant application put forward by the project’s potential developers requested assistance with phase one infrastructure work.

The state enthusiastically opined of Legoland, “The project would provide an unprecedented boost to regional tourism as Legoland NY projects up to 2 million visitors annually (approximately), two thirds of which would be tourists to the Mid-Hudson region.”