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    by Nathan Bruttell

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. – FDR State Park in Yorktown is set to receive $1 million in state funding.

    State Sen. Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson) announced that the New York State 2014-15 Budget includes $1.5 million for two state parks in his district, according to a press release.

    FDR State Park in Yorktown will receive $1 million to rehabilitate the swimming pool bathhouse and entry plaza and Fahnestock State Park in Putnam and Dutchess counties will receive $500,000 to continue improvement of the Canopus Lake Welcome Center, according to the press release.

    “As we celebrate Earth Day and all the wonderful things our area has to offer, I am excited to announce that FDR and Fahnestock State Parks will both receive funding to make capital improvements,” said Ball. “Both of these parks improve quality of life for residents and also support tourism in our area.”

    The projects are part of a $90 million statewide commitment to fund a total of 69 projects to improve and repair 53 State parks and historic sites.

    “FDR Park is where I spent my childhood,” said Yorktown Councilman Terrence Murphy. “Back then it was Mohansic State Park, but today my kids enjoy it as much as I did and this money helps ensure my grandchildren will as well.” (ARTICLE)