About : Backyard Terror's Dinosaur Park is a donation based attraction. We believe everyone has the right to experience the magic of seeing life size dinosaurs ! We only continue and grow through patron support. Chris Kastner came up with the concept three years ago. A dinosaur park that can educate and entertain kids of all ages operating only on what is given to them. An artist Chris donates all of his time and skill to bring this place alive along with a few generous friends. Funds are collected only for materials needed to aid in expanding the Park and creating new exhibits. A Fossil Dig Site , Giftshop/Vistor areahas been achieved all with supposrt from visitors, sponsors and patrons!
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The Project :
Hi, it's me Chris from Backyard Terrors Dinosaur Park. We are currently facing a crisis that may lead to the Park closing in June. Here is the brief status:
Last week :
Hi everyone, we've kept things fairly quiet about a situation we have been dealing with. It turns out we had some issues during our Trick or Treat with the Dinosaurs event, around 3200 people attended it. The issues such an influx of people caused lead to an inspection by the Sullivan County Planning and Codes Dept. They claim to have been and still to be receiving complaints about us. This has led us to file for a Special Use permit that will be decided on next Wed. Our goals here have always been to provide an inexpensive and fun place to visit with your whole family, we really hope to be able to continue to do that.
Well we came back from the meeting, good news and bad news. Good news first eh? The Park will remain open at least for the next 6 months. Bad news. We will have to halt all special events until that time period is over. Good news. We can get them reinstated provided we get some upgrades to the Park here. Bad news. These upgrades will be a bit of work and a little costly. 2 things we need is a dedicated restroom for Park use not only the portable toilets we've been renting from Blountville Septic, the other is a better dedicated parking area. We are going to be finding out specifics in the following days and I will post here as we do. We will be asking for donations to help with these projects, time and/or money would really assist us. If you know anyone that might be able to assist point them our way. We have a paypal account you can use here : PayPal.Me/BackyardTerrors
Attached is a copy of the paperwork we were given that lays out the guidelines we must follow. Any and all help is appreciated, you are receiving this because you have helped us in the past and I consider you a friend of the Park. Please feel free to share with anyone that might be able to assist us.
Backyard Terrors Dinosaur Park www.backyardterrors.com