$2.8M Revitalization of State Park Boating Facilities to be Announced

$2.8M Revitalization of State Park Boating Facilities to be Announced

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New York Works investment improves boating facilities in Thousand Islands

WHO:

Rose Harvey, Commissioner, NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
State Legislators

WHAT:


A press conference announcing improvements to boating facilities completed in Thousand Islands State Parks will be followed by a brief walking tour of Keewaydin’s new comfort station and pavilion.


WHEN:


Thursday, July 24, 1 p.m.

WHERE:

Keewaydin State Park

46165 NYS Route 12 
Alexandria Bay, NY 13607

On July 24, 2014, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation invites the media to view and take a walking tour through improvements made to Keewaydin State Park, one of four recently revitalized State Park boating facilities.

Through Governor Cuomo’s New York Works program, Keewaydin State Park received $1.375 million to improve its popular marina with a new waterfront comfort station which includes an enclosed, three-season second story pavilion, improved accessibility, modernized restroom facilities, and panoramic views of the St. Lawrence River.

The improvements are part of the Governor’s efforts to enhance public boating and fishing facilities, supporting local tourism.

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation oversees 180 state parks and 35 historic sites, which are visited by 60 million people annually. A recent study commissioned by Parks & Trails New York found that New York State Parks generates $1.9 billion in economic activity annually and supports 20,000 jobs. For more information on any of these recreation areas, call 518-474-0456 or visit www.nysparks.com, connect on Facebook, or follow on Twitter.