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ARE YOU UP FOR THE CHALLENGE?

2024 marks our Centennial, and with it, lots of reasons to celebrate! As you head out on your next adventure to a New York State park or historic site, we invite you to take on the Centennial Challenge!

We’ve come up with a list of 100 activities to give you a chance to get outdoors and discover our state parks, to learn more about our New York State history at our historic sites, and to give back to preserve all our properties for the next generation.

Complete 24 out of 100 activities, win prizes!
Not sure you can complete all 100 activities in a year? That’s okay! The goal is to complete 24, after which you’ll earn a commemorative Centennial prize, as well as an entry into a random drawing for one of 24 three-year Empire Passes and a Centennial swag bag!

READY TO TAKE ON THE CHALLENGE?

HERE'S HOW IT WORKS!

DOWNLOAD THE APP

Take the Challenge on the go!

  1. Download the Goosechase app from either your iPhone or Android app store
  2. Create an account
  3. Search for “NY State Parks Centennial Challenge” or use the code “NYStateParks100” to join.
  4. Start collecting points! Remember, you only need to complete 24 activities in order to collect 24 points and earn your Centennial prize and entry into our promotional giveaway.
  5. Earn more than 24 points? You’ll receive one (1) extra entry into our promotional giveaway for every extra ten (10) points you earn!

USE THE CHECKLIST

Prefer the tried-and-true method of pen and paper to track your Centennial Challenge progress? We’ve created a Centennial Challenge checklist you can also use to participate and earn your points.

  1. Download the checklist here or pick one up at your local state park or historic site.
  2. Start collecting points! Remember, you only need to complete 24 activities in order to collect 24 points and earn your Centennial prize and entry into our promotional giveaway.
  3. Earn more than 24 points? You’ll receive one (1) extra entry into our promotional giveaway for every extra ten (10) points you earn!
  4. Mail in your checklist to the address below once you’ve earned as many points as you can.
    New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
    625 Broadway
    Albany, N.Y. 12207
    Attn: Centennial Challenge

    Challenge submissions will be accepted from January 1, 2024 to January 10, 2025. Winners of the promotional giveaway will be announced the week of January 13, 2025.