Erie Dinosaur Park (Kickstarter):The family of late sculptor Robert Dorris donated a dozen of his large, metal dinosaur sculptures to the City of Erie, Kan. Erie Public Works intern Jenna Spencer is working with the family to fund relocating them to a park.

  • The Erie Dinosaur Park project on Kickstarter.com is seeking funds to give large metal prehistoric sculptures a home.

    Credit: Jenna Spencer

    The Erie Dinosaur Park project on Kickstarter.com is seeking funds to give large metal prehistoric sculptures a home.

The project: In February, the family of late sculptor Robert Dorris donated a dozen of his large, metal dinosaur sculptures to the City of Erie, Kan. Hulking structures made of car parts and scrap metal, these works of art need a spacious home, so the Dorris family—with the help of Erie Public Works intern Jenna Spencer—is working to get them placed in a park, where the public can enjoy them.

The status: With 17 days to go (as of press time), the park’s Kickstarter campaign has secured only $750 in pledges toward the $9,000 goal.

The good: The sculptures are large, impressive, and fun—they would be a hit with dinosaur lovers young and old.

The bad: They’re big and require quite a chunk of dedicated park space.

The verdict: The Erie Dinosaur Park might be a giant T-Rex step away from its funding goal, but the potential “wow” factor of the project means it deserves to be rescued from extinction.

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