Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

Press Release

February 27, 2013

Randy Simons
Dan Keefe

OPRHP and PIPC hold Public Hearing for the Draft Master Plan for Rockland Lake, Hook Mountain, Nyack Beach and Haverstraw Beach State Parks

The Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) Palisades Region and the Palisades Interstate Park Commission (PIPC) will hold a public hearing regarding the preparation of a Draft Master Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for Rockland Lake, Hook Mountain, Nyack Beach, and Haverstraw Beach State Parks (The Park Complex). OPRHP and PIPC encourage the public to participate in the planning efforts for The Park Complex and welcome all comments related to the draft master plan and DEIS.

The meeting will be held at Rockland Lake State Park Championship Golf Course Clubhouse on Championship Road in Congers, NY on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 7:00 PM. OPRHP staff will make a brief presentation about the master plan and receive public comments. Upon inclement weather conditions, please visit the OPRHP Web site for a meeting cancellation notice and updated information:

All persons interested in The Park Complex are urged to attend; the Draft Master Plan and DEIS may be viewed on the OPRHP Web site at and at the New City Library, 220 N. Main Street, New City, the Nyack Library, 59 South Broadway, Nyack and Valley Cottage Library, 110 Route 303, Valley Cottage. Written comments should be submitted by April 10, 2013 to:

Agency Contacts

M. Pamela Otis, Director
Environmental Management Bureau
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12238

Jim Hall
Palisades Interstate Park Commission
Bear Mountain Administration Building
PO Box 427
Bear Mountain, NY 10911

For additional information and directions to the meeting, contact the park office at 845-268-3020. For more information about New York State Parks, please visit our Web site at