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List of Park Closures and Limited Use Areas Update

  |   November 8, 2012  |  Comment

New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation

Palisades Interstate Park Commission

List of Park Closures and Limited Use Areas

On behalf of the Palisades Interstate Park Commission, the Conservancy wants to express our concern for all those affected by Hurricane Sandy and to send our appreciation to the first responders and emergency personnel who put themselves in danger in order to keep others safe.

A significant number of our parks in the hurricane’s path have be affected by this devastating storm. We have inspected storm damage in the parks and our crews are working full time clearing downed trees and debris and working with the utillities to return full power to our facilities in our Rockland County and NJ parks and get them back on line.

To our visitors, our daily walkers, runners, hikers, and boat owners: please follow the information on posted park signs. In the mean time, use caution and smart sense when visiting our parks and historic sites.

We will make every effort to update park visitors through our website and/or through another email notice, but be aware that the Bear Mountain Administration office phone system works intermittently.

Due to damage and safety considerations, the following areas are closed:

NEW JERSEY SECTION: The waterfront areas in NJ are CLOSED to everyone including boat owners and hikers until further notice. Violators are subject to summons. All park phone numbers in the NJ Section are out of service for an undetermined amount of time. 9-1-1 type emergencies can be called in to 201 249-0612 or 201 249-0578 for our police desk (no other calls will be accepted).



ROCKLAND LAKE Championship Golf Course: CLOSED

Other parks may have trails and facilities closed due to down trees and power outages.

Please call ahead to indicidual parks to receive up-to-date information.

The Palisades Interstate Park Commission administers 28 parks, parkways, and historic sites for the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation in New York as well as the Palisades Interstate Park and parkway in New Jersey. For more information about New York State parks and historic sites, please visit www.nysparks.com. For information about the New Jersey section of the PIPC please visit www.njpalisades.org. For more information about the Palisades Parks Conservancy and the Palisades Interstate Park parks and historic sites, please visit www.palisadesparksconservancy.org.

Since our founding over a century ago, the Palisades Interstate Park Commission has depended on donations as well as public funds for financial support to meet our mission to promote and expand the preservation of natural, historical and cultural resources. These donations enable us to conserve and protect open space and wildlife habitats, improve facilities and enhance programs and services for our visitors. You can help! The Palisades Parks Conservancy, Inc., the charitable partner of the Palisades Interstate Park Commission is a free-standing federally registered non-profit corporation exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations may be made over our secure Web site at palisades.exhibit-e.com/donate/ or by mailing to Palisades Parks Conservancy, Bear Mountain State Park, Administration Building, Bear Mountain, NY 10911. For more information, please call us at 845-786-2701 or send email to [email protected]

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