Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

Free Admission to State Park Sites During This Week's Heat Wave

Governor Kathy Hochul announces admission to all NY State Parks will be free Wednesday, June 19 & Thursday, June 20 to help New Yorkers beat the heat. Pools, beaches, and other cooling options will be available at select parks throughout the state. Please follow safety tips during extreme heat, including be prepared in advance, know the symptoms of heat stroke and heat exhaustion, and never leave children and pets unsupervised in hot cars. For more information:

Hit The Trail

Since 2022, a team of four-legged officers and their handlers have proudly protected New York State Parks and Historic Sites. Meet the courageous crew

Join Our Team

Join Our Team

Think outside, no box required! From seasonal positions to permanent employment, we offer a wide variety of job opportunities within State Parks and Historic Sites. Join Our Team

Parks & Historic Sites Blog

Parks & Historic Sites Blog

Join us as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the state park and historic site system we know and love today! Celebrate with us

Digital Brochures

State park, historic site and camping information are available in digital format and may be downloaded.

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