- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 17, 2016

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A co-owner of the former Dogpatch theme park in north Arkansas says an out-of-state business consortium is interested in buying the park.

Charles “Bud” Pelsor tells the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (https://bit.ly/1TeqxYO ) that the unnamed group is raising funds to buy the 400-acre property and surrounding land.

Pelsor and James Robertson offered the park for sale in March for $3 million, but have reduced the price to $2.75 million. They bought the park in 2014 for $2.2 million.

Pelsor said the consortium has shown interest in his plans to add restaurants, reopen a trout farm and a mill on the property and display artwork - but said they have their own plans as well.

Dogpatch operated from 1968 to 1993 as a theme park based on Al Capp’s “Li’l Abner” comic strip.

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