Parks closure list not final

Betty Little

February 16, 2010

Gov’s office says fate of parks like John Brown Farm, Crown Point Historic Site not yet decided

By NATHAN BROWN, Enterprise Staff Writer POSTED: February 16, 2010 

LAKE PLACID - Although there has been talk of lists of parks that could close in New York's proposed 2010-2011 budget, a spokesman for Gov. David Paterson stressed Monday that nothing has been finalized.

The Times Union of Albany reported Sunday that the John Brown Farm State Historic Site is on a list of parks that could be "closed or curtailed" if the legislature doesn't approve a proposed transfer of $5 million from the Environmental Protection Fund to a park operating fund, or refund it from another source. The Crown Point Historic Site is also on this list.

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