List of parks slated to close released

List of parks slated to close released

There are 29 comments on the WNYT Albany story from Feb 19, 2010, titled List of parks slated to close released. In it, WNYT Albany reports that:

After days of speculation, a list has been released of the state parks and historic sites recommended to be shut down to help close New York's huge budget gap.

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darnIt

Saratoga Springs, NY

#1 Feb 19, 2010
Just looked at the list. Well, knowing before and after one location.
Yes - close it! The park superficially ruined a natural land mass that has evolved and helped make it a historical measures that made the Hudson River available to ships.
The very adventure of the area, is ruined by the construction of the bridge and the access road to the new "park".
It is these things that make a person say, "darnIt'! Land Ruined to make a terrible park, in the naturalness of this low-land area. What was wrong with a path or no path.
:(
Trickzilla

Clifton Park, NY

#2 Feb 19, 2010
Close them. People simply don't use public parks the way they used to.

If someone wants to go on a picnic, there are thousands of acres of State land for that.
Kaili

Corinth, NY

#3 Feb 19, 2010
This really stinks,I love Thatcher park.And I live close to Schohrie
Crossing.
Bill

Ballston Spa, NY

#4 Feb 19, 2010
Instead of just closing State parks why don`t we cut out some of our political so called leadership jobs.Yes job cuts for politicians. Hey politicians overspending and over taxing got us into this mess. Why not have them help get us out of it!!
Fire some of them and pay cuts for the rest till we have a balanced budget!!We need new blood running our government, not the same names that dug this hole.
NO MORE Spitzer, Clinton, Cannistrari and so on!!!!!!!!!!
leslie

Troy, NY

#5 Feb 19, 2010
Keep Thacher park open.I would like to get something from the taxes that I pay.My Husband and I hike,snowshoe and cross-country ski at Thacher.In the next election we will be voting for all new elected officials.I am tired of being taxed to death and getting little in return.
rushme

Hudson Falls, NY

#6 Feb 19, 2010
leslie wrote:
Keep Thacher park open.I would like to get something from the taxes that I pay.My Husband and I hike,snowshoe and cross-country ski at Thacher.In the next election we will be voting for all new elected officials.I am tired of being taxed to death and getting little in return.
So all we have to do is vote in new elected officials and BAMB...all our problems will be solved...suddenly there will be tons of money to keep these parks open.
leslie

Troy, NY

#7 Feb 19, 2010
rushme wrote:
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So all we have to do is vote in new elected officials and BAMB...all our problems will be solved...suddenly there will be tons of money to keep these parks open.
What we have now is obviously not working.
April

Middleburgh, NY

#8 Feb 19, 2010
We dont have much in middelburgh and now they are closing Max v...
Richard Witherell

AOL

#9 Feb 19, 2010
What a great way to promote tourism!
MADDY

AOL

#10 Feb 19, 2010
Bad move - with hours cut, people on unemployment, for some, only the public state parks offer some kind of recreation. Leave it to the State to now take that away. Maybe they can now vote themselves a raise with the savings.
3phasedelta

Albany, NY

#11 Feb 19, 2010
You will all go and vote "D" like you have for generations, and get the same leadership you have now. And be right back in this same situation scratching your heads "how did this happen?"
The "D's" have had the majority forever in New York State. You put them there. Maybe for once you should really pay attention to issues and make better voting decisions, instead of rallying at the end game like now.
Mr Paterson really is a nice guy. He really is. But he (like every other D) does not know how to run a business. You need to run the State (and schools, parks, etc) like a business, not a charity. They've had the majority forever, and this is their grand finale.
A Schoharie County Family

Summit, NY

#12 Feb 19, 2010
Thanks for having the Olympics on during the afternoon. we are enjoying them very much.
green grass

Pittsfield, MA

#13 Feb 19, 2010
what about the political appointees that were hired during the hiring freeze fire them and you could balance the budget see how many there are . back door policies are killing us
Gary - Guilderland NY

Schenectady, NY

#14 Feb 19, 2010
How much can we save by closing down a few parks? These are the same places where many of us go to visit because they are educational and affordable. Today it is too expensive to travel with a family beyond these state parks. Before I, as a hard working tax payer, agree to this madness...please Mr. Patterson show us what you will save NYS by closing these parks. Oh yeah...remember you will be putting more New Yorkers out of work collecting New York unemployment benefits for doing nothing. I bet there is very little difference between their working salary and that of what they will be collecting.
Thinkin

Troy, NY

#15 Feb 19, 2010
The issue here is unlike all the public interest groups that are constantly down at the plaza asking for funding the people who will loose out on this have no voice.

There is nobody that will be down there asking them to keep the parks open.
277breaker

United States

#16 Feb 19, 2010
HHmmm...lets see, park workers get their pay from taxpayers, unemployed park workers get paid by taxpayers..hhmm...teachers get their pay from taxpayers...hhmm...
...maybe we need another source of money besides taxpayers..like private companies that pay real money...the companies would pay taxes...more workers would be paying taxes...and there would be more money in the system to keep parks open!
Nah...lets just keep things as they are...lets keep driving big companies out and keep working for the state!
urinate there

New York, NY

#17 Feb 19, 2010
Nothing prevents the public to still walk into these parks and urinate in the woods like the animals do! Brings us all back to nature!
Crazyness at its best

Queensbury, NY

#18 Feb 20, 2010
The decision to close Thatcher Park, rendering the most breathtaking views of the Capital Area, is nothing but crazy. Someone please lay out the math in front of me. There is no way anyone is saving funds here. Another prime example of continuous senseless reasoning by our elected officials. When is this going to end?
I have a thought

Watervliet, NY

#19 Feb 20, 2010
Maybe its all of our downstate politicians who want it closed so they and their NJ friends can build houses with the best views in the area.
Joe WAY overtaxedpayer

Clifton Park, NY

#20 Feb 20, 2010
Here we go again.(yet) More government in our face taking more and more away from us. They are not only in our pockets nickel and diming us to death, our freedom is eroding as fast as taxes are increasing.
Why not just close New York State? Tell all of the residents (except the democratic politicians, of course) to get out, NOW. seize all of their property and put it on eBay. Use the proceeds to balance the budget, and use whatever is left over to further the careers of the politicians and to save Monster Rat's butt. It's obvious that the residents of NYS are slowly losing everything they thought was theirs.
Remember: We all have a Glorious November in our future. Let's use it to our advantage.

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