Last week, Gov. Cuomo announced the release of a plan to invest $900 million in the New York state parks system by 2020. The state’s NY Parks 2020 plan is intended to modernize the state park system by making comprehensive investments in the State’s most popular parks; investing in projects that promote healthy, active outdoor recreation; preserving historic sites and cultural assets; ensuring proper stewardship of some of the State’s most unique ecosystems; and leveraging the tourism impact of State Parks to energize local economies.
Gov. Cuomo said:
“The NY Parks 2020 plan is building on our State’s recent success in developing our parks and historic sites into local economic engines, and it will position New York State as a top recreation destination for years to come.”