A lawmaker in California wants the state to consider turning Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch into a state park. The estate was rescued in 2008 after Jackson encountered financial difficulties and was unable to maintain the mortgage for the 2,500 acre property; it is currently co-owned by the Jackson family and equity firm Colony Capital.
According to the Associated Press, California assemblyman Mike Davis may present a plan to turn the area into a park after lawmakers come back from recess. One possible roadblock: the turbulent state economy. California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger previously sought to close parks due to the state’s massive deficit.