A resolution is in the works to order state parks officials to study converting Michael’s Neverland Ranch, roughly a 2,600 acre property, into a state park. The state NAACP is backing the idea, and a lawmaker has signaled he is on board to carry the legislation.
“I think Michael’s history is world history and I think it would become the number one attraction for the state parks if we could pull it off,” said state NAACP President Alice Huffman, who also serves on the state Parks Commission. Huffman added that in addition to celebrating Michael’s contributions to music and pop culture, Neverland would join Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park as state parks honoring African Americans. Those factors, she said, would make Neverland a “great, great addition to the state parks system.”
Colony Capital who currently control the estate have inferred in the past that the sale price would be in the region of $100 million, but a states park spokesman has said that at this time they have no interest in acquiring the property.