N.J dinosaur park has found a new home in Bergen County.
After they were evicted last fall, Guy Gsell searched far and wide to find a new home for his dinosaurs. He feared the roaring creatures — his “Jerseysauruses” — would have to move out of state.
But it turns out the solution was just up the Hackensack River.
Field Station: Dinosaurs, the dinosaur park that has drawn children, parents, teachers and students to Laurel Hill Park in Secaucus for the last three years, will reopen on May 28 at Overpeck County Park in Leonia. The new space will serve as a temporary stomping ground for the dinosaurs as the park builds a permanent home in another section of the park in Teaneck.
“It is so nice to have floated upstream a little bit,” says Gsell, 55, Field Station’s president. “It feels great to be back in business.” His own fascination with dinosaurs began with the Sinclair Oil dinosaurs at the 1964-65 World’s Fair. The static giants were a far cry from the 32 moving, wailing creatures that populated his dinosaur park.