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NYS - Making Progress HappenNY Parks 2020 Initiative Continues to See Steady Growth with 3 Million More Visitors Than Previous Year 

State Parks Visits Up 33 Percent Since Governor Cuomo Took Office in 2011

Facilities with Pools, Beaches See Strong Increases During Extended Swimming Season 

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New York's state parks, historic sites, campgrounds, and trails welcomed a record-breaking 77.1 million visits in 2019. The estimated attendance is up nearly three million visits from 2018, an increase of 4 percent. It reflects an overall increase of 33 percent - or more than 19 million visits annually - since the Governor took office in 2011.

I LOVE NY Logo - stacked950,000 More Visitors Than Previous Year, Estimated Attendance Marks Seven Years of Steady Growth

More than 700 Improvement Projects Since Inception of NY Parks 2020 Initiative 

February 20, 2018 – Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced New York's system of state parks, historic sites, campgrounds, and trails welcomed 71.5 million estimated visitors in 2017. This milestone marks seven years of steady visitor growth and represents an overall increase of 23 percent, or 13.6 million visitors since the Governor took office in 2011.

I LOVE NY Logo - stackedFriday, November 24 Special to Encourage Time Spent Outdoors 

New York, NY – November 16, 2017 - Governor Cuomo today announced free admission to all New York State parks this Black Friday, November 24 to encourage New Yorkers and their families to take advantage of the more than 335,000 acres of state-owned land next weekend. During Thanksgiving weekend, State Parks offers various family friendly events and programs at locations across the state. For a full list of state park programs on Black Friday and over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, click here.

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