New owners to lease Dogpatch property, turning it into resort

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NEAR JASPER, Ark. -- Dogpatch USA is about to be revived.

Heritage USA has leased the property in Newton County, Arkansas for a proposed resort in the works. The property is located on Highway 7 between Harrison and Jasper. Owner David Hare plans on rehabing the property starting March 1.

The Dogpatch theme park opened in 1968 based off the comic 'Lil' Abner.' It closed in 1993.

Heritage USA is not connected to the former Christian theme park run by T-V evangelist Jim Bakker in the 1980's.