Moonbase Alpha is also not going to happen. A domed city in Antarctica would be more feasible and no less pointless.
For example, there is a "park" that consists of something like 350 square feet of land, between two private parcels of land, in the middle of the Nevada desert, that the government owns because of a surveying error when the land was originally titled.
I would be very interested to know what that "park" in Nevada is. 86% of Nevada is owned by the various agencies of the US Federal government. 76% of the state is BLM land, which which is essentially unmanaged and unmantained. Nearly all of the private land is near the major cities. The only parks are Great Basin National Park (est. 1986) and Death Valley (est. 1994), both established recently enough that I doubt there were major, incorrectable survey errors. My point is that there is very little private land in the middle of the desert, let alone two parcel of private land with a phantom park in between them. I'll grant the benefit of the doubt, but your story just doesn't ring true.
You make that sound like a bad thing. But for many people, getting high and playing video games all day would be a kind of utopia.