May 17, 2013
Albany, NY

Governor Cuomo Announces NY Works Projects to Improve State Parks and Historic Sites

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $90 million in NY Works funding will advance nearly 90 construction projects to upgrade and repair more than 50 state parks and historic sites across New York.

 

“Through the NY Works program, the state is investing in much needed projects to repair our parks and historic sites while creating jobs and generating local economic activity,” Governor Cuomo said. “These projects to rehabilitate park infrastructure and address health and safety issues will improve the experience for park visitors, create jobs and support New York’s tourism industry.”

 

“A first-class parks system encourages healthy recreation, protects the state’s natural resources, and attracts residents, tourists, and private investment to communities around our state,” Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Commissioner Rose Harvey said. “Governor Cuomo’s investment in parks and historic sites across the state will improve New York’s quality of life, while strengthening important economic assets.”

 

This year’s State Budget provides $90 million for state parks to begin construction on the next round of the New York Works capital program to address the backlog of environmental capital needs and spur job creation and economic development. Additionally, State Parks will undertake 60 architectural and engineering designs to advance shovel-ready capital improvement projects in nearly 50 parks in future years. The State Budget capital plan calls for investing $90 million annually in state park improvements over the next five years.

 

“Following decades of deferred maintenance and under-investment, New York’s state parks are on an exciting upswing, thanks to the leadership and commitment of Governor Cuomo and members of the legislature. The second installment of NY Works funding is a critical acknowledgement that New York’s state parks are important recreational, cultural and economic destinations. On behalf of the more than 60 million people who visit state parks each year, we express our appreciation for this ongoing commitment to upgrade parks and enhance the visitor experience throughout the system,” said Erik Kulleseid, director of the Open Space Institute’s Alliance for New York State Parks program.

 

“This infusion of capital funding is breathing new life into a park system that has suffered from decades of underfunding. Thanks to the strong commitment of Governor Cuomo and the Legislature the revitalization of our state park system can continue, boosting tourism, creating jobs, and securing New York’s parks and conservation legacy for future generations,” said Robin Dropkin, Executive Director of Parks and Trails New York.

 

Last year, Governor Cuomo committed $89 million through the New York Works initiative to rehabilitate dozens of state parks and historic sites, enabling State Parks to move forward with more than 100 overdue projects to improve 55 parks and historic sites. Construction is underway at parks and historic sites across the state on health and safety-related improvements and critical infrastructure rehabilitation, including modernizing bathhouses, repairing deteriorated restrooms, improving trails and replacing dilapidated playgrounds.

 

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation oversees 179 state parks and 35 historic sites, which are visited by 60 million people annually. A recent study by commissioned by Parks & Trails New York found that New York State Parks generates $1.9 billion in economic activity annually and supports 20,000 jobs. For more information on any of these recreation areas, call 518-474-0456 or visit www.nysparks.com, connect on Facebook, or follow on Twitter.

 

STATE PARK CONSTRUCTION AND DESIGN PROJECTS

 

Capital Region

 

Construction projects

 

PARK

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

ESTIMATE

Thacher State Park

Replace four deteriorated public comfort stations

$1,200,000

Thacher State Park

Extend the Tory Cave Trail

$300,000

Thacher State Park

Viewshed and site restoration

$150,000

Saratoga Spa State Park

Construct picnic shelters and comfort station in Peerless Area

$450,000

Saratoga Spa State Park

Phase 1 rehabilitation of the Roosevelt II Bathhouse

$850,000

Saratoga Spa State Park

Park infrastructure improvements: Rehabilitate Hall of Springs, Roosevelt I ADA access ramp, and install building water meters

$400,000

Saratoga Spa State Park

Prepare vacant wings of Lincoln Baths for adaptive reuse

$200,000

Saratoga Spa State Park

Resurface portions of park roadways

$1,000,000

Peebles Island State Park

Stabilize the historic Bleachery Building for future reuse

$3,000,000

Schodack Island State Park

Construct public campground

$1,500,000

Grafton Lakes State Park

Rehabilitate deteriorated beach bathhouse

$250,000

Grafton Lakes State Park

Phase 1: Dunham Reservoir Dam upgrade

$400,000

Moreau Lake State Park

Rehabilitate beach bathhouse roof

$100,000

Olana State Historic Site

Reconstruct and resurface main park road

$275,000

Taconic State Park

Reconstuct Copake Falls area entrance and park area, including green elements

$1,230,000

Regional Total:  

$11,305,000

Design projects:

 

PARK

DESIGN PROJECTS

Grafton Lakes State Park

Design Second Pond Dam upgrade

Grafton Lakes State Park

Design public campground

Grafton Lakes State Park

Design public nature center

Moreau Lake State Park

Design six cabins in campground area

Thacher State Park

Design new visitors center and multipurpose building

Lake Taghkanic State Park

Design drinking water system upgrade

 

Central Region

 

Construction projects

 

PARK

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

ESTIMATE

Lorenzo State Historic Site

Install new climate control system in historic mansion

$225,000

 

Design Projects:

 

PARK

DESIGN PROJECTS

Green Lakes State Park

Design Pine Wood Campground improvements, including replacing comfort station, upgrading electric system and ADA compliance

Green Lakes State Park

Design replacement of park office and park police facility

Fair Haven Beach State Park

Prepare designs to rehabilitate park four swimming beach bathhouses

Fort Ontario State Historic Site

Design infrastructure and utility improvements for historic fort buildings

 

Finger Lakes Region

 

Construction Projects

 

PARK

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

ESTIMATE

Ganondagan State Historic Site

Seneca Arts & Education Center

$1,000,000

Letchworth State Park

Replace failing Gibsonville culvert, which threatens main park road

$1,800,000

Letchworth State Park

Phase 1: replace three shower/restroom buildings in Highbanks Campground

$1,500,000

Letchworth State Park

Upgrade electric system in Highbanks Campground

$2,215,000

Hamlin Beach State Park

Resurface main park road

$750,000

Darien Lake State Park

Upgrade sewage treatment system

$125,000

Genesee Valley Greenway

Design and construct trail improvements

$500,000

Regional Total:  

$7,890,000

 

Design Projects

 

PARK

DESIGN PROJECTS

Ganondagan State Historic Site

Design outdoor event shelter

Cayuga Lake State Park

Design drinking water system improvements

Sampson State Park

Marina planning study

Sampson State Park

Prepare design for eight rental cabins

Letchworth State Park

Design rehabilitation of Trout Pond dam

Hamlin Beach State Park

Design Yanty Marsh Area improvements

Letchworth State Park

Design nature center

 

Hudson Valley

 

Construction projects:

 

PARK

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

ESTIMATE

Bear Mountain State Park

Swimming pool bathhouse improvements

$500,000

Harriman State Park

Repairs and upgrades to children’s summer group camps

$1,250,000

Harriman State Park

Construct new comfort station in Lake Welch area

$450,000

Harriman State Park

Resurface Arden Valley Road

$1,500,000

Harriman State Park

Engineering studies/repairs to low-level outlets for up to 13 dams

$2,000,000

Rockland Lake State Park

Renovate bathhouse at north swimming pool

$1,000,000

Minnewaska State Park Preserve

Rehabilitate Phillips House as new visitor center and park office

$1,050,000

National Purple Heart Hall of Honor

Enhance exhibits and update computerized Purple Heart recipient registry

$400,000

Multiple parks

Demolish abandoned and condemned buildings

$250,000

James Baird State Park

Golf course irrigation system

$1,000,000

John Jay State Historic Site

Upgrade climate control and electrical systems

$1,000,000

FDR State Park

Swimming bathhouse and entry plaza renovation

$1,000,000

FDR State Park

Reconstruct parking area at swimming pool, including green elements

$1,465,000

Mills-Norrie State Park

Hoyt House roof repair and exterior stabilization project

$315,000

Regional Total:  

$13,180,000

 

Design Projects:

 

PARK DESIGN PROJECTS
Bear Mountain State Park

Design sewage treatment plant upgrades

Harriman State Park

Design Tiorati Road Bridge repair

Rockland Lake State Park

Design championship golf course irrigation system

Nyack Beach State Park

Design entrance road and retaining wall repairs

Minnewaska State Park Preserve

Redesign park entrance

James Baird State Park

Design improvements to the park’s drinking water system

James Baird State Park

Design replacement of deteriorated park maintenance facility

FDR State Park

Design swimming pool improvements

Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park

Design west approach park building

Hudson Highlands State Park

Design Dennings Point park and energy efficiency improvements

Mills-Norrie State Park

Design Norrie Environmental Center roof repairs

Staatsburgh State Historic Site

Design exterior repairs to the historic mansion

Rockefeller State Park Preserve

Design Swan Lake improvements

 

Long Island

 

Construction Projects

 

PARK

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

ESTIMATE

Sunken Meadow State Park

Complete rehabilitation of beach bathhouse

$2,230,000

Sunken Meadow State Park

Phase 1 improvements to golf course irrigation system

$1,250,000

Jones Beach State Park

Implement various improvements

$1,000,000

Jones Beach State Park

Rehabilitate historic mosaics

$150,000

Hither Hills State Park

Construct new campground restroom and shower building

$1,500,000

Wildwood State Park

Construct new campground restroom and shower building

$1,500,000

Hempstead Lake State Park

Resurface park roadways

$1,000,000

Planting Fields Arboretum State Park

Install new accessible sensory garden

$400,000

Hither Hills State Park

Resurface main campground roads

$1,000,000

Regional Total:  

$10,030,000

 

Design Projects

 

PARK DESIGN PROJECTS
Robert Moses State Park

Design rehabilitation of Field 2 and 5 beach bathhouses

Jones Beach State Park

Design rehabilitation of Field 6 beach bathhouse

Hempstead Lake State Park

Design restoration of Northwest Pond Dam (breached by Hurricane Irene)

Heckscher State Park

Design rehabilitation of Field 6 beach structures

Heckscher State Park

Feasibility study for park redevelopment

Caleb Smith State Park

Design rehabilitation of two dams

 

Mohawk Valley

 

Construction projects:

 

PARK

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

ESTIMATE

Verona Beach State Park

Construct new beach bathhouse and associated facilities, including beach parking area

$4,300,000

Gilbert Lake State Park

Repair park’s electrical distribution system

$300,000

Glimmerglass State Park

Resurface deteriorated park and campground roads

$220,000

Regional Total:  

$4,820,000

 

Design projects:

 

PARK DESIGN PROJECTS
Delta Lake State Park

Design improvements to campground drinking water and electric systems

Hyde Hall State Park

Design next phase of restoration and infrastructure repair

Johnson Hall State Historic Site

Design restoration of historic blockhouse for use as interpretive space

 

North Country

 

Construction projects:

 

PARK

PROJECT

ESTIMATE

Keewaydin State Park

Install new comfort facilities and access improvements at public marina

$1,375,000

Keewaydin State Park

Resurface park roadways

$400,000

Grass Point State Park

Reconstruct deteriorated swimming beach bathhouse

$735,000

Wellesley Island State Park

Install RV sewage dumping station and treatment facility

$500,000

Wellesley Island State Park

Repair and resurface “E” area park roadway

$450,000

Long Point State Park

Improve the park’s boat launch and dock access

$420,000

Cedar Point State Park

Reconstruct campground #4 comfort station

$450,000

Kring Point State Park

Improve the park’s public boat launch

$400,000

Regional Total:  

$4,730,000

 

Design projects:

 

PARK DESIGN PROJECTS
Wellesley Island State Park

Design upgrade to electric and drinking water systems in “F” camping area

Jacques Cartier State Park

Design relocation and upgrade of RV sewage dumping station

Point Au Roche State Park

Design boat mooring area improvements

Robert Moses State Park

Design new park office, Park Police station and maintenance building

Westcott Beach State Park

Design sewage treatment upgrade in Plateau Campground

Macomb Reservation State Park

Develop dam rehabilitation plan

 

New York City

 

Construction projects:

 

PARK

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

ESTIMATE

Riverbank State Park

Ice rink improvements

$1,000,000

Riverbank State Park

Implement park-wide improvements

$1,000,000

Roberto Clemente State Park

Reconstruct Upper Plaza, including major structural repairs, asbestos remediation and landscaping

$2,930,000

Roberto Clemente State Park

Redevelop Lower Plaza area

$2,200,000

East River State Park

Stabilize eroding shoreline

$300,000

Regional Total:  

$7,430,000

 

Design projects:

 

PARK DESIGN PROJECTS
Riverbank State and Roberto Clemente State Parks

Design solution for failing tile siding on park buildings

Roberto Clemente State Park

Design development of new northern recreation field, including fencing and wetland mitigation

 

Southern Tier

 

Construction projects:

 

PARK

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

ESTIMATE

Taughannock Falls State Park

Upgrade outdated electric system for entire park and install emergency generator

$1,600,000

Taughannock Falls State Park

Improvements to Falls Overlook, including new restroom, parking area interpretation, ADA compliance

$1,750,000

Taughannock Falls State Park

Resurface park road to Overlook and Regional Office parking area

$800,000

Black Diamond Trail

Trail improvements, including drainage, surfacing, railings and signage (Taughannock Falls to Alan Treman)

$950,000

Catharine Valley Trail

Complete final segment to “The Domes” at Mark Twain State Park

$200,000

Watkins Glen State Park

Resurface park’s northern entrance and pave small parking lot across from main entrance

$330,000

Mark Twain State Park

Construct outdoor event shelter as extension to existing golf clubhouse

$140,000

Regional Total:  

$5,770,000

 

Design projects:

 

PARK DESIGN PROJECTS
Stony Brook State Park

Design drinking water system improvements

Watkins Glen State Park

Design improvements to main park entrance

Watkins Glen State Park

Design upgrades to three dams

Buttermilk State Park

Design upgrade to Jennings Pond Dam in upper park

Oquaga Creek State Park

Prepare design to enhance spillway and repair dam drain

 

Western New York

 

Construction Projects:

 

PARK

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

ESTIMATE

Allegany State Park

Construct new washhouse/shower building in McIntosh Trail Cabin Area

$900,000

Allegany State Park

Rehabilitate roof and insulate Red House Administration Building

$1,400,000

Allegany State Park

Continued rehabilitation of cabins and group camps

$500,000

Allegany State Park

Replace three washhouse/shower buildings in Cain Hollow Campground

$1,700,000

Allegany State Park

Resurface deteriorated campground roads

$1,000,000

Allegany State Park

Wolf Run culvert replacement

$165,000

Allegany State Park

Quaker Areasewage system infiltration study

$120,000

Allegany State Park

Red House dam engineering assessment

$300,000

Lake Erie State Park

Rehabilitate park infrastructure

$1,000,000

Niagara Falls State Park

Stabilize American Falls Bridge

$750,000

Niagara Falls State Park

Parking area Improvements, including new traffic flow, automated parking, and paving

$2,500,000

Niagara Falls State Park

Replace historic Administration Building's copper roof

$675,000

Niagara Falls State Park

Rehabilitate historic Administration Building: Climate control system, electrical improvements, LED lighting

$2,000,000

DeVeaux Woods State Park

Phase 1 of Kenan-Castellani rehabilitation asbestos abatement and building envelope

$850,000

Evangola State Park

Rehabilitate 1960s beach breakwall

$600,000

Evangola State Park

Reconstruct and resurface campground roads

$1,000,000

Old Fort Niagara State Historic Site

Rehabilitate failing curtain wall surrounding the historic fort

$200,000

Artpark

Upgrade electrical service to outdoor amphitheater, install LED lighting

$300,000

Regional Total:  

$15,960,000

 

Design projects:

 

PARK DESIGN PROJECTS
Allegany State Park

Design new washhouse/shower building for Ryan Cabin Trail Area

Allegany State Park

Design replacement of Quaker Area swimming beach bathhouse & concession building

Long Point State Park

Design municipal sewage treatment system

Niagara Falls State Park

Design Cave of the Winds complex improvements

Niagara Falls State Park

Design new Park Police station

Niagara Falls State Park

DesignAmerican Falls Bridges rehabilitation

Niagara Falls State Park

Design bus loop improvements

Fort Niagara State Park

Design reconstruction of swimming pool bathhouse

Fort Niagara State Park

Design swimming pool improvements (including landscape)

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