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Southold Town awarded funding for trails initiative

  • December 16, 2017
  • LIParks
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...

NYS Parks Dept to expand and upgrade 3 State Park…

  • December 4, 2017
  • LIParks
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....

Jones Beach Shared Use Path begins work this Winter

  • December 1, 2017
  • LIParks
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...

NYS Parks announce free admission on Black Friday

  • November 17, 2017
  • LIParks
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...

Annual Leonid Meteor Shower 2017 event

  • November 17, 2017
  • LIParks
The annual Leonid meteor shower will be super clear to astronomy fans this weekend as the annual meteor shower happens. According to Earthsky, the shower occurs when Earth crosses the orbital path of the Tempel-tuttle comet. This year, its slated to begin on November 17th,...
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Floyd Bennett Field

  • October 12, 2017
  • Raymond Larsen
Many New Yorkers may believe that La Guardia and JFK are New York Cities only airports, but little know that New York had 2 other airports relatively close to their predecessors. One of those airports is being converted into a National Parks Service area, and...
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DEC accepting Applications for Pine Beetle Recovery Projects

  • August 18, 2017
  • LIParks
Grants Will Help Communities in Nassau and Suffolk Counties Recover in Wake of Southern Pine Beetle Governor Cuomo Announced $3 Million Commitment to Manage Spread of Invasive Pest in June 2017 The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is accepting applications for Southern...
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Hallock State Park Preserve

  • Town of Riverhead
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Hallock State Park Preserve offers a total of 225 acres. Hallock State Park...

Clifton H. Lee Memorial Park

  • Village of Port Jefferson
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  • Village Parks
Clifton H. Lee Memorial Park is also known as Rocket Ship park. Recently...

Forsythe Meadow County Park

  • Town of Brookhaven
  • LIParks
  • County Parks
This 34-acre preserve nestled between Stony Brook’s Main Street shops, a horse farm...

David Overton Preserve

  • Town of Brookhaven
  • LIParks
  • County Parks
The Overton, or Coram Ponds Preserve consists of woodlands, wetlands, and meadows that...

Squiretown Park

  • Town of Southampton
  • LIParks
  • Town Parks
This prime slice of land in Hampton Bay's is 65 Acres and borders...