The Conservation of Dogpatch USA

October 5, 2021

Regional News

The Conservation of Dogpatch USA

Abby Burnett

Soon, with just a short drive out of Northwest Arkansas and deeper into the Ozarks, you'll be able to find the new Marble Falls Nature Park

  • In the making: In 2020, the founder of Bass Pro Shops, who has a record of successful conservation projects, purchased the former Dogpatch USA theme park in Newton County to “restore, preserve, and share” the property. Plans for the new park were revealed in a recent Buffalo River Conservation Committee meeting. 
  • Significance: According to the park presentation, marble from the site was carved and transported to Washington D.C. in 1836 to become one of the first stones in the Washington Monument. 

Learn more about the site and project HERE

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