About New York State Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
The New York State park system is one of the state’s greatest treasures. Today it totals 180 state parks and 35 state historic sites, encompassing 335,000 acres. From the iconic Niagara Falls to the jaw-dropping gorges of the Finger Lakes to the beautiful Thousand Islands region to the oceanfront beaches of Long Island, New York’s parks and historic sites provide year-round, affordable outdoor recreation and education to 69 million visitors annually.
New York State Parks is responsible for operating an extensive network of facilities that includes 29 golf courses, 35 swimming pools, 59 beaches, 100 marine and boat launching sites, 18 museums and nature centers, 840 cabins and cottages, 8,355 campsites, and more than 2,000 miles of trails.
To provide safe and enjoyable recreational and interpretive opportunities for all New York State Residents and visitors and to be responsible stewards of our valuable natural, historic and cultural resources.
May 2020 - August 2020
“Learning about the background and legwork needed to help preserve an endangered species in its native habitat. Getting to go to different locations occasionally to experience how different FORCES groups work.”
June 2020 - August 2020
Sackets Harbor, NY
“Great management. It is a very professional environment and the team is very close. Weekly trainings in first aid, lifeguaring and fitness keep skills sharp.”