NY’s Legoland hit with $600K in environmental fines


They’re not playing around.

New York environmental officials just slapped the upstate Legoland theme-park project with a mountain of violations — bringing the total amount of green-related fines levied against the site to more than $600,000.

The planned amusement park, expected to debut soon in Goshen, was nailed this month over muddy runoff draining from its massive construction site into the Otterkill Creek, according to

The site had previously been fined $265,550 for various state Department of Environmental Conservation violations in 2018 and 2019, the site said.

The new three dozen violations amount to $346,000 more in fines, bringing Lego’s total DEC bill to $611,550.

The DEC, in issuing the new violations against the project, told the Web site that it is “committed to holding Legoland accountable for violations of State environmental laws and regulations.”

The sprawling $500 million project in Orange County will feature Lego-themed rides, plenty of play-brick building areas and even a hotel.

“We are moving forward in compliance with all applicable requirements and look forward to opening as planned,” a rep for the toymaker told lohud.

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