New Rochelle, Westchester County, NY
The park was a former military post.
1967 -- the island sold by the federal government to New Rochelle.
late 1960s and early 1970s -- Consolidated Edison planned to build a nuclear power plant on the property.
1980s -- Xanadu Property Associates wanted to build condominium towers on the property.
1990s -- Donald Trump considered building condos and mansions.
2001 -- the future park property was purchased by Westchester County from New Rochelle for $6.5 million with money from its open space fund.
Elizabeth Ganga. Davids Island park deal set. The Journal News. Oct. 25, 2001