Ithaca, N.Y. — Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced today that 88 park revitalization and rehabilitation projects totaling $71.7 million will be completed across the state this year.


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“The announcement is in honor of Earth Week, April 19-25, a weeklong celebration of New York’s commitment and accomplishments to protecting our environment, conserving open space, increasing access to the state’s vast and magnificent natural resources, implementing clean energy initiatives and preparing for the effects of climate change,” a statement from Cuomo said.

There are $1.9 million going to the Southern Tier for 6 projects.

Here are the projects for the Southern Tier, with the cost included on the right, according to the governor’s office:

Allan Treman State ParkComplete 1.4-Mile Cayuga Inlet Recreational Trail$150,000
Black Diamond TrailComplete Phase One of Recreational Trail: 8.4 Miles from Taughannock State Park to Ithaca$500,000
Buttermilk Falls State ParkGorge Trail and Stairs Improvements, Including Stabilization
of Civilian Conservation Corps-Era Stonework
Buttermilk Falls State ParkInstall 15 Rustic Cabins in Campground$120,000
Robert Riddell State ParkImprovements to Enhance Public Access to Undeveloped Park$75,000
Stony Brook State ParkReplace Drinking Water System$880,000

From the governor’s office: “This year’s funding will launch 88 major construction projects across the state, including expanding camping options at Buttermilk Falls, Evangola, Four Mile Creek, Golden Hill and Moreau Lake State Parks; modernizing the bathhouses that anchor the swimming areas at Allegany, Fort Niagara, and Hamlin Beach State Parks; improving athletic facilities at Gantry Plaza and Riverbank state parks; and continuing multi-year plans to restore the historic and aesthetic grandeur of Niagara Falls and Jones Beach State Parks.”

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Jeff Stein

Jeff Stein is the founder and former editor of the Ithaca Voice.