Thomas F. O'mara's posts related to State Parks

New York Works to fund improvements at Robert H. Treman State Park

Ithaca, N.Y., October 18--Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced today that the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation will build and renovate the playground area at Robert Treman State Park. The park improvements are funded with $125,000 from the New York Works initiative.“It is important that children have a safe and engaging place to play, and these NY Works projects will give them just that in state parks across New York,” said Cuomo.


Just in time for summer, the long-awaited return of swimming at Stony Brook State Park!


The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation today announced that the stream-fed swimming pool at Stony Brook State Park in Steuben County will reopen for the season on June 22. The pool has been closed since the end of the 2009 season due to water quality and clarity issues and budget constraints.


Let's make Watkins Glen State Park the 'Best State Park in America' ~ Vote now in USA Today's 2015 Reader's Choice Award Contest ~ Help put the Finger Lakes region on the national map once again!

Watkins Glen State Park has been selected as one of 20 finalists in the USA Today 2015 Reader's Choice Award contest for the Best State Park in the United States.

This year's finalists have been chosen from among 6,000 state parks across America.

The online voting contest is running until Monday, March 30, 2015.

You can vote once a day, every day, on every Internet-capable device that you have.


4th Annual 'I Love My Park Day' set for Saturday, May 2nd ~ Online volunteer registration process underway ~ Events being held at numerous regional parks and trails

Elmira, N.Y., March 25 —State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats), the new chairman of the Senate Environmental Conservation Committee, reminded area residents today that the online volunteer registration process is underway for the 4th Annual “I Love My Park Day” on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at state parks and historic sites across New York, including events at several regional sites.