Proposed Dinosaur Adventure Park in Derby

A company is hoping to open a dinosaur adventure park in Derby.

The Wichita Eagle reports that Field Station: Dinosaurs wants to replicate its park on the East Coast on the north side of the city.

The $39 million park would include life-size animatronic dinosaurs, a three-dimensional theater, dig site and interactive paleontology lab among other features.

The Derby City Council is scheduled to vote on the project later this month.

Derby city manager Kathy Sexton says she plans to recommend that the council approve the project. Mayor Randy White says he values the concerns of some residents who do not like the idea of a dinosaur park and will keep an open mind about the idea.

The state must also approve the plans.