Over the past three years, $175 million has been invested in New York’s state parks system to rehabilitate and revitalize state parks and historic sites. Several signature projects were completed in 2013 at flagship parks like Jones Beach and Niagara Falls.
The list of projects that have been completed or are underway is long, but we’ve included a very short sampling below. New York’s parks are moving into the new millennium!
- Allegany State Park (Allegany): Red House Park Administration building: rehabilitate roof ventilation and install insulation
- Verona Beach State Park (Central): Construct new swimming beach bathhouse & associated facilities, including reconstructing the beach parking area
- Delta Lake State Park (Central): Improvements to campground drinking water & electric systems
- Jones Beach State Park (Long Island): Rehabilitate historic mosaics
- Hither Hills State Park (Long Island): Construct new campground restroom & shower building
- Darien Lakes State Park (Genesee): Upgrade sewage treatment system
- Roberto Clemente State Park (NYC): Reconstruct upper plaza, including major structural and building repairs, asbestos remediation, and landscaping
- East River State Park (NYC): Stabilize eroding shoreline
- Niagara Falls State Park (Niagara): Stabilize American Falls Bridge
- Harriman State Park (Palisades): Engineering studies/repairs to low level outlets for up to 13 dams
- John Boyd Thacher State Park (Saratoga/Capital): Replace four deteriorated public comfort stations
- Schodack Island State Park (Saratoga/Capital): Construct public campground
- Lake Taghkanic State Park (Taconic): Upgrade drinking water system
- Grass Point State Park (Thousand Islands): Reconstruct deteriorated swimming beach bathhouse