It was announced by Governor Andrew Cuomo that "New York has committed $2.5 million to build or improve fourteen playgrounds at State Parks across New York." This funding is part of the Governor's goal to update 100 State Park playgrounds by 2020, hoping to draw more kids outside to play instead of staying in front of screens. Of the 14 playgrounds being improved, three of them are located in WNY.

According to the press release,

"Playground improvements will be coupled with site improvements, including shade trees or canopies, seating, water fountains and trail/walkway connections to the rest of the park."

Here are the parks on the list from WNY:

  • Beaver Island State Park
  • Evangola State Park
  • Wilson-Tuscarora State Park


"NY Parks 2020 is a multi-year commitment to leverage $900 million in private and public funding for State Parks from 2011 to 2020. The 2018-19 State Budget allocates $90 million toward this initiative." Source: Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

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