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State & Local Recreation. Public Recreation Lands. Public Recreation Lands. Public Recreation Lands Annual Visits. (Cordell, 1990). Location of Participation in Outdoor Recreation. (Cordell, 1990). Why do users decide to visit state & local recreation sites?. Travel distance to the site

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why do users decide to visit state local recreation sites
Why do users decide to visit state & local recreation sites?
  • Travel distance to the site
  • Proximity to population centers
  • Costs involved
  • Visitor needs
  • Available time
  • Weather
evolution of state systems
Evolution of state systems
  • 1864 - Yosemite State Park established in CA
  • 1885 - NYS establishes first state forest reserve
  • 1919 - First state park system established in IL
  • 1921 - First state parks conference held in Des Moines, IA
evolution of state systems8
Evolution of state systems
  • 1954 - NYS establishes first Bond Act
  • 1965 - Land and Water Conservation Fund Act passed by Congress
    • SCORP (Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan)
agencies in new york
Agencies in New York
  • NYSOPRHP
  • NYSDEC
  • NYSDOT
  • NYSCC
  • NYSDED
  • NYSDA&M
  • NYSDOS
  • NYSDMV
  • NYSDOH
nys office of parks rec historic preservation oprhp
NYS Office of Parks, Rec., & Historic Preservation (OPRHP)
  • Manages 168 state parks & 35 state historic sites
  • Administers:
    • Land and Water Conservation Act funds & SCORP (http://nysparks.state.ny.us/scorp)
    • Clean Water/Clean Air Bond Act funds
    • Env. Quality Bond Act funds
nys dept of environmental conservation dec
NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation (DEC)
  • Manages:
    • state forests
    • state campgrounds (Adirondacks & Catskills)
    • state wildlife management areas
    • state wilderness areas
    • state fish hatcheries
  • Issues hunting & fishing licenses
    • $30.9 million in revenue in 2001
nys dept of economic development ded
NYS Dept. of Economic Development (DED)
  • Economic Development Corporation or “I Love NY” Program
  • Promotes tourism in NYS (Http://www.iloveny.com/main.asp)
  • Administers state funding for tourism promotion to county tourism agencies
nys department of transportation dot
NYS Department of Transportation (DOT)
  • Scenic Byways Program
    • Designate state byways
    • Recommend state byways for national designation
    • Administer national scenic byways funds
  • Highway Program
    • Signage
    • State road & bridge maintenance
nys canal corporation nyscc
NYS Canal Corporation (NYSCC)
  • Manages & promotes New York’s Canal System
  • Collects lock use fees on Canal
state funded regional agencies
State-fundedRegional Agencies
  • Adirondack Park Agency
  • Tug Hill Commission
  • Hudson River Valley Greenway
adirondack park agency
Adirondack Park Agency
  • Planning agency for the Adirondack Park
  • Manages two interpretive centers at Paul Smiths & Newcomb
tug hill commission
Tug Hill Commission
  • Provides technical assistance to local governments for:
    • economic development appropriate for the Tug Hill region
    • environmental protection
hudson river valley greenway
Hudson River Valley Greenway
  • Regional planning program
  • Provides technical assistance to communities to protect scenic, natural, historic, cultural, & recreational resources.
state agency concerns
State Agency Concerns
  • Incompatibility between agency regions
  • Communication between agencies
  • Low funding levels
  • Often little return to recreation on funds generated from users
types of county local parks
Types of County & Local Parks
  • Parks
  • Swimming areas
    • Pools
    • Beaches
  • Picnic areas
  • Nature centers & museums
types of county local parks continued
Types of County & Local Parks (continued)
  • Trails
  • Ball fields
  • Skating rinks
  • Playgrounds
county and local park ownership
County and Local Park Ownership
  • County
    • County Recreation Department
  • Township
    • Town Supervisor or Recreation Department
  • City or village
    • City/Village maintenance staff or recreation department
recreation opportunity spectrum
Recreation Opportunity Spectrum?

Roaded

Natural

Primitive

Semi-Primitive

Non-motor

Semi-

Primitive

Motorized

Rural

Urban

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