Author Archives: R. Dropkin

Heckscher State Park Pool closing indefinitely

Pool at popular L.I. state park closed indefinitely due to disrepair. Just another drop in the bucket of the $1 billion backlog of park capital needs. Our parks need more resources – it’s time for a new dedicated funding stream … Continue reading

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You Gotta Have Friends newsletter

Read the latest issue of “You Gotta Have Friends,” Parks & Trails New York’s newsletter for Friends of the NYS Park System. Get it delivered to your inbox by subscribing today at

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Not a happy New Year for nation’s state parks

Deepening budget crises and years of financial neglect have taken their toll on some of the country’s most treasured public spaces. Here in NYS our state parks have a $1 billion backlog of infrastructure needs, resulting in crumbling roads, deteriorating … Continue reading

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