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Donald J. Trump State Park Signs Still Lead to Vacant Land

Donald J. Trump State Park Signs Still Lead to Vacant Land
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By    |   Monday, 10 August 2015 02:34 PM

Signs for the Donald J. Trump State Park still exist along the Taconic State Parkway in Westchester County, New York, even though the park was never built.

Trump owned the 436 acre expanse of land, which stretches from Yorktown to Putnam Valley where he had plans to build a golf course that fell through, The Journal News reported.

In 2006, he decided to donate the land to the state of New York to use as a park. Trump said he believed the land was worth $100 million, and in exchange he was able to use the donation as a tax write-off.

The state's Department of Transportation lined the highway near the park with signs directing motorists to the Donald J. Trump State Park, but in 2010 the park, which was never built to begin with, was closed as part of budget cuts in the Empire State.

However, The Journal News notes that the signs to the park along the highway are still there.

A Westchester County resident wrote to the local paper questioning the legality of the signs, given that Trump is now a political candidate.

"Now that Trump has declared his candidacy, this is a good time to revisit the 'signs to nowhere' problem since it amounts to signage promoting a political candidate, which is strictly forbidden on the Taconic," the New York resident wrote.

However, Transportation Department official Gina M. DiSarro told The Journal News that the signs aren't going anywhere.

"The sign indicates the name of the adjacent park, and will remain in place," she said.

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