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The Cuomo administration is set to announce the next round of improvements scheduled for the New York state parks system.
State Parks Commissioner Rose Harvey will release details of the latest improvement project during a news conference being held late Tuesday morning at Bear Mountain State Park, which straddles the Rockland-Orange county line 45 miles north of New York City.
In early March, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the state plans to invest some $900 million in private and public funding into upgrading state parks and historic sites by 2020. The funding includes $110 million allocated in the current state budget recently passed by the Legislature.
The multi-year initiative is aimed at reversing years of neglect and decline for the infrastructure and other aspects of the state-run system of 180 parks and 35 historic sites.
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