Work to expand accessibility has started at Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms State Park in New York City. Under a $1 million project scheduled to conclude in late spring, work will include a new incline platform lift at the granite Grand Stairway and renovation of two stone pathways to enhance accessibility. [Read more…] about Accessibility Improvements At FDR Four Freedoms State Park
New York State Parks and the Department of Environmental Conservation have released the 2021 New York State Camping Guide digital version, an online tool to explore the 120 campgrounds in New York State. [Read more…] about 2021 New York State Camping Guide Released
Three State Parks in the Hudson Valley added more than 260 acres of open space under $1.14 million in State funding from the Environmental Protection Fund and Hudson Highlands Conservation Act. [Read more…] about State Parks Grow in the Hudson Valley
State Parks this year will designate Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site as the first state historic site dedicated to the 400-year experience of African Americans in New York. [Read more…] about Philipse Manor Hall To Interpret 400 Years Of Black History
The State’s Historic Preservation Awards have been made to 11 projects across the state, including those that relate to African American landownership on Long Island, renovation of a former Carnegie Library in the Southern Tier, and rehabilitation of a former 1930s vacant high school into affordable housing in Western New York. [Read more…] about Historic Preservation Projects Honored Statewide
New York’s State parks, historic sites, campgrounds, and trails welcomed a record-setting 78 million visitors in 2020 according to the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, the state agency charged with the operation of New York State parks and historic sites
The milestone marks nine years of steady visitor growth and represents an overall increase of 34 percent, or more than 20 million visitors since 2011. [Read more…] about NY State Parks, Historic Sites Set Attendance Record
More than 175 groups have launched a new coalition in an effort to protect funding for environmental programs. The programs support hundreds of thousands of jobs, protect clean drinking water, create new parks, help advance environmental justice, and work to mitigate the impacts of climate change. [Read more…] about 175 Organizations Launch Coalition for Environmental Funding
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (State Parks) has released a Draft Statewide Greenways Plan/Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement (DGEIS) for review and public comment.
This Statewide Greenway Trails Plan provides a vision, goals and recommendations to guide future planning and development of greenway trails, including expanding greenway trails in underserved communities and improving connections between trails and other transportation modes. [Read more…] about State Parks Releases Draft Greenway Trails Plan
Crailo State Historic Site (also known formerly as Fort Crailo) on the Hudson River in Rensselaer, once the Van Rensselaer family’s fortified home, has reopened to the public.
DEC and the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (State Parks) have launched PLAY SMART * PLAY SAFE * PLAY LOCAL Campaign to encourage safe, responsible and local recreation this summer.
The campaign invites people to take the pledge, and promise to use common sense to protect themselves and others when enjoying the outdoors. [Read more…] about State Launches ‘Play Smart, Play Safe, Play Local’ Campaign