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  State officials may want to turn part of Camp Hero State Park in Montauk into a camping destination, with its sweeping panoramic views from atop the bluffs just west of Montauk Lighthouse, but several groups think that’s just one terrible idea. New York State is considering allowing camping to occur on 3.3 acres, which […]

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 […]

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. […]

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the latest round of improvements at Jones Beach State Park to transform and reinvigorate the public space as part of a $65 million overall revitalization initiative. Park improvements totaling $8.8 million, include reopening the historic Marine Dining Room, opening a new East Games Area, and creating the new “Welcome […]

Posted on the NYS Parks Blog: A group of tiny bacteria has been making a splash in New York State waters, and not in a good way. Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs, also known as cyanobacteria, Blue-green algae, BGA) are actually a type of bacteria rather than algae. If the right conditions are met, the bacteria […]

Training State Employees to work on State Equipment New York State Parks Department has been hard at work through out the state, they have completed a total of 13 solar installation projects so far. Their ultimate goal is to use the power of the sun to energize parts or even all of the states parklands. As […]

A controversial Request for Proposal to sell alcohol at a visitors center of a state park in Jamesport has been withdrawn after North Fork officials objected to the sales, state and local officials confirmed Tuesday. According to officials at the office of State Sen. Kenneth LaValle (R-Port Jefferson), the New York State Parks Department withdrew […]