NYS Parks 100th Anniversary

In 2024, New York’s State Parks and Historic Sites will celebrate our Centennial, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the founding of our parks and sites system. This system was built for you, and continues to serve as an acknowledgment that public access to open space and recreational assets is a right, and not a privilege, afforded to all New Yorkers.

2024 will be an opportunity to reflect on the last one hundred years, celebrate the vital legislation that spurred the expansion of our parks and sites’ network, and ignite conversation and action around preserving New York State lands for the next generation.

Re-posted from https://parks.ny.gov/100/default.aspx

The cover photo from the collection of Willard E. Grande