Neverland To Possibly Become A State Park
Posted on Thu Jul 15, 2010 10:10 AM PDT

SANTA BARBARA, California (X17online) - Michael Jackson's former home, Neverland, may become a California state park if California state lawmaker Mike Davis has his way.

The lawmaker has suggested that the California Department of Parks and Recreation take over the Santa Barbara County ranch. He says one of his main reasons for the suggestion is for the fans to be able to visit the property.

Neverland is a 2,500-acre estate that, at one time, had amusement park rides and animals. After Michael's death in 2009, most of the attractions were taken down and sold.

Back in 2008, Michael Jackson signed over control of Neverland to Colony Capital for a reported $35 million. The company co-owns the property with the Jackson family.

According to Davis, he may introduce a resolution or bill this August regarding Neverland becoming a state park.