State senate delays action on bill to keep parks open

Cara Matthews


The Senate delayed action Monday on legislation that would have directed the state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation to keep all state parks open. The legislation, sponsored by Sen. Jose Serrano, D-Bronx, does not include provisions for the money it would take that agency to do that.

The state closed 37 parks and 14 historical sites today, including the Donald J. Trump State Park in Westchester County, Newton Battlefield State Park in Chemung County, and Hamlin Beach State Park in Monroe County. Fourteen historic sites have been closed, and the state made service reductions at 23 other parks and one historic site.