Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

Press Release

August 27, 2009

Press Contact:
Eileen Larrabee
Dan Keefe

Saratoga Spa State Park Public Hearing Scheduled

Draft Master Plan/Draft EIS ready for public review and comment

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has completed a Draft Master Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for Saratoga Spa State Park in Saratoga County. A public hearing on the plan will be held on Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 7:00PM in the Ballroom of the Gideon Putnam Hotel Conference Center, 24 Gideon Putnam Road, Saratoga Springs, NY 12886.

The master plan outlines OPRHP's vision for potential capital improvements, operational enhancements and natural and cultural resource stewardship within Saratoga Spa State Park for the next ten to fifteen years. Factors such as the availability of funding, the need to invest in rehabilitation of existing park infrastructure, and other pressing needs in the entire state parks system will influence the possibility and the timing of the improvements.

Copies of the Draft Plan/DEIS are available for review at the Regional Office, the Park Office, the agency office, and at the Saratoga Springs Public Library, 49 Henry Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. The online version of the Master Plan/DEIS is available at the following publically accessible web site:

If you are unable to attend the meeting, comments may be submitted by October 9 to:

Alane Ball Chinian, Regional Director
Saratoga-Capital District Region
NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
19 Roosevelt Drive
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Thomas B. Lyons, Director of Resource Management
NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
Empire State Plaza
Agency Building 1
Albany, NY 12238

For additional information and directions to the meeting, contact the park office at 584-2535. For more information about New York State Parks, please visit our web site at