Parks shutting at dusk Sunday

There are 8 comments on the WNYT Albany story from May 16, 2010, titled Parks shutting at dusk Sunday. In it, WNYT Albany reports that:

When the parks close at dusk Sunday, they'll remain closed for a while. The gates at 41 parks and 14 historical sites are set to stay locked on Monday due to New York's budget problems.

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Smokey The Bear

Albany, NY

#1 May 16, 2010
Good. Shut them ALL down. Thrill seekers will just have to find some other dangerous activity to pursue.

Kingston, NY

#2 May 16, 2010
What ever happened to "I Love New York"? It seems to be closing little by little. The high executive pays have finally taken a toll on recreation areas where residents and non-residents can enjoy the beauty of New York State as a place to visit and vacation to. Did anyone notice the new price of a N.Y.S. fishing license? R&R time away from work is slowly going away and is getting more and more expensive.
One of many park visitors

Kingston, NY

#3 May 16, 2010
I visit and vacation at New York State Parks often. I recently purchased the (EMPIRE PASSPORT) so I don't have to pay each time I go to N.Y.S.-parks this year. Since there are now less parks to visit, will the (EMPIRE PASSPORT) fee be less too?

Fishing licenses are now $29 for this year. If one wants to fish in (what has been free) tidal waters, that is an additional $10.

Nassau, NY

#4 May 16, 2010
Shut down Patterson at dusk too.


#5 May 16, 2010
Pretty soon most of the people of this state are going to pack up and move elsewhere, im personally looking into New Hampshire. Also no one from out of state is going to want to come here because its too damn expensive and no where to go! That means MUCH less tax money comming into the state, what are they going to do then?

This state is a joke...

Since: May 10

Sandwich, MA

#6 May 16, 2010
this is a real shame.closing schuyler mansion because legislature and governor can not agree on a budget.this is going to be a major loss for albany and new york state.i worked at schuyler mansion for two years.
it was an honor to to work there
i saw the visitors reactions to visiting the mansion
young and old enjoyed their visit
the special events were always well attended.shame on the legislature and governor
for allowing this to happen
petty arguing from what i hear
democrats not allowing republicans to participate in some budget hearings.
i am registered voter in ny as independent..i urge voters to vote for change don't automatically vote for current legislators.find out where they stand on budget
hopefuly they will come to their senses,and mansion will not be closed too long

Since: May 10

Sandwich, MA

#7 May 16, 2010
Smokey The Bear wrote:
Good. Shut them ALL down. Thrill seekers will just have to find some other dangerous activity to pursue.
what a stupid many thrill seekers go to schuyler mansion or a state park.people go the parks for enjoyment and to camp etc.people go to schuyler mansion because they are interested in history,how dangerous is it to go to schuyler mansion or visit a state park.


#8 May 16, 2010
Oh, and give it a few months... we'll start hearing of vandalism at these parks, etc. Then how the state has to spend all this money to repair or clean up the "closed" parks.

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