Mountain bike trails on four New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)-managed properties in Suffolk County reopened on April 6, DEC Regional Director Carrie Meek Gallagher announced today. The trail closures had been in place due to small game and deer shotgun hunting seasons and to prevent excessive impacts to trails due to the […]

Southern Pine Beetle Community Recovery Grants totaling more than $275,000 have been awarded to five projects in Nassau and Suffolk counties that will assist with recovery efforts from southern pine beetle (SPB) damage, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos announced today. “The cost of managing the negative impacts of the […]

On Friday, Suffolk County Park Officials had cancelled a $2.8 million per year contract with the food and bar concessions operator at Smith Point, Cupsogue and Meschutt. The Operator, Beach Hut, had pleaded guilty to failing to pay both sales and income taxes. Parks commissioner, Philip Berdolt, said the county had sent a letter to the […]

Date: December 22, 2017 Contact: Daphne Yun, 718-354-4602 The National Park Service is seeking interested parties to redevelop historic structures and land at Fort Tilden East and Riis Landing in the Jamaica Bay Unit of Gateway National Recreation Area. This Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) invites plans that include opportunities for multiple day experiences […]

USFWS Photo/G. Thompson News Release Date: December 19, 2017 Contact: Kaetlyn Jackson, 631-687-4770 Patchogue, NY – The National Park Service (NPS) announced today that the the Final Fire Island Wilderness Breach Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement (Final Breach Plan/EIS) is now available online. A final decision on the plan will be made after a required 30-day […]

Date: December 21, 2017 Contact: Kathleen Karhnak-Glasby, 215-597-7062 PATCHOGUE, NY. The National Park Service (NPS) released a prospectus today for a concession opportunity at Fire Island National Seashore’s Watch Hill and Sailors Haven marinas. The concession operation includes marinas, food and beverage service, and retail sales at Watch Hill and Sailors Haven, and campground services […]

The Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (State Parks) invites New Yorkers to celebrate the New Year exploring the outdoors at one of the 75 hikes being held at state parks, historic sites, wildlife areas and trails across the Empire State. The guided hikes are being hosted by New York State Parks and the […]

Southold Township has won a grant proposal of $120,000 to continue its Peconic Bay to Long Island Sound integrated trails initiative. The funds from the grant is to go towards removing dilapidated buildings and debris from any waterfront property, planting new native plants and tree’s as well as the creation of a 0.3 mile trail […]

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced New York has committed $2.6 million to build or improve 12 playgrounds at 10 State Parks across New York – as part of a goal to modernize 100 State Park playgrounds as part of the NY Park 2020 initiative. “In every corner of this great state, we are investing […]

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that construction will begin this winter on the Jones Beach Shared Use Path, a $3.5 million project that will significantly expand cyclist and pedestrian access to Long Island and one of its most popular beaches. The new project also complements more than $25 million in additional infrastructure work occurring on […]