Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

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Allegany State Park

Buffalo Harbor State Park

Jones Beach State Park Revitalization Initiative

American Falls Bridges Project Draft Scoping Report

Fort Niagara State Park, Partial Conversion

Empire State Trail Draft Plan

Guidance and Policy Documents

Information on Alcohol Regulations in New York State Parks

Information on No Smoking Areas in New York State Parks

Lapse of Oil and Gas Interests in Allegany State Park

Permit Applications

Standard application only. Please contact the individual park or regional office for application and instructions.

Admission Programs

  • Access Pass
  • Empire Passport


  • Application for Certification of a Public Vessel
  • Application for Public Vessel Operators License
  • Floating Object Permit Application
  • Regatta Permit Application

Camping Programs

  • Camper Assistance Program

Grants Programs

  • Acquisition Grant Programs
  • Boating Infrastructure Grant Program
  • Certified Local Government Grants Program
  • Heritage Areas System Grant Programs
  • Historic Preservation Grant Programs
  • Instructions and Forms for Grant Agreements
  • Parks Grant Programs
  • Recreational Trails
  • Snowmobile Trail Grant Programs Application


  • Application for Snowmobile Special Event Permit
  • OPS-209/Civilian Accident Form

Other Programs

The State Park Acquisition Record and Document Review Project

Several State Parks under the jurisdiction of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation are located within the State Forest Preserve counties as identified in Environmental Conservation Law § 9-0101(6). Recently, OPRHP was requested to research the acquisition history of eight Parks within Forest Preserve counties but outside of the Adirondack Park. The search was to determine if the forest preserve status of these parks was referenced during the acquisition process. This document is the result of that research.

Pursuant to the agreement, OPRHP has provided one set of relevant records to the Association for the Protection of the Adirondacks' Adirondack Research Library.

Open Space Plan

2010 Statewide Trails Plan

Harlem Valley Rail Trail

Final Northern Shawangunks Fire Management Plan

Robert Moses Parkway - North Segment

PIN 5410.54 Robert Moses Parkway - South Segment "Riverway"

"For access to the Appendices and graphic plans, please visit the Niagara Region Administration Building at Niagara Falls State Park or the Niagara Falls Public Library, Main Street, where Appendices A - P including graphic plans may be found".

West River Connector Trail