Visitors to New York’s Jones Beach State Park has two new attractions for this summer season. A splash park on the boardwalk and the reopening of the Boardwalk Cafe. “We’re really trying to restore the history, majesty, and glory, and introduce recreational activities, food and dining opportunities tailored to the 21st century,” Rose Harvey, commissioner […]

IT STANDS like a sentry on watch, a solitary figure on the easternmost bluffs of Long Island. Commissioned 190+ years ago by President George Washington, the Montauk Lighthouse has become one of the most photographed structures in America because of its dramatic location. But the peril of that site is causing concern over the future […]

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 […]

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 […]

Governor Cuomo today announced free admission to all New York State parks this Black Friday, November 24 to encourage New Yorkers and their families to take advantage of the more than 335,000 acres of state-owned land next weekend. During Thanksgiving weekend, State Parks offers various family friendly events and programs at locations across the state. […]