Rockland Lake receives $2M grant

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced $90 million in park grants, $2 million of which will be directed to rehabilitation of the north swimming pool bathhouse at Rockland Lake State Park in Congers.

Overall, New York State will advance 69 projects to improve and repair 53 State parks and historic sites. The projects are part of a $90 million statewide commitment funded in the 2014-15 State Budget, marking the third year of the New York Works initiative to revitalize New York’s State park system, which will help connect our residents to nature, support recreational and tourism opportunities and demonstrate responsible stewardship of our celebrated state park system.

“As we celebrate Earth Day, we continue to invest in our parks and historic sites statewide,” Governor Cuomo said. “New York is proud to have the nation’s oldest State park system, and we will continue to do all that we can to preserve and guard these natural resources so that they can be enjoyed for generations to come.”

The 2014-15 projects in the Hudson Valley region are as follows:

Mid Hudson: $6.27 million for nine projects in eight parks/sites
Park Project
Cost Estimate
Rockland Lake State Park Rehabilitate the North Swimming Pool Bathhouse
$2,000,000
Harriman State Park Continue Renovation Of Children’s Group Camps
$1,000,000
FDR State Park Rehabilitate Swimming Pool Bathhouse & Entry Plaza
$1,000,000
James Baird State Park Install Golf Course Irrigation System to Improve Playing Conditions
$670,000
Fahnestock State Park Continue Improvement of the Canopus Lake Welcome Center
$500,000
James Baird State Park Park Drinking Water System Improvements (Health and Safety Improvement)
$400,000
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site Repair Stone Retaining Wall & Stairs
$350,000
Mills-Norrie State Park Hoyt House Historic Preservation Improvements
$250,000
Staatsburgh State Historic Site Upgrade Basement Electrical System (Health and Safety Improvement)
$100,000