Before there were refrigerators, Rockland Lake’s winter ice kept drinks cold in New York City throughout the summer. Prior to its designation as a New York State Park, Nyack Beach State Park was scarred by quarrying. What will the future hold for these two parks? You can help shape it on March 27 at 7p at a public hearing to review the Draft Master Plan for Rockland Lake, Hook Mountain, Nyack Beach, and Haverstraw Beach State Parks.
You can review the plan prior to the meeting online.
The meeting will be held at Rockland Lake State Park Championship Golf Course Clubhouse on Championship Road in Congers, NY on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 7p. The Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) Palisades Region staff will make a brief presentation about the master plan and receive public comments at this meeting.
Written comments can be emailed to Rockland.Plan@parks.ny.gov by April 10, 2013 to:
Rockland Lake, Nyack Beach, Hook Mountain, and Haverstraw Beach are part of the Palisades Interstate Park Commission, which administers 28 parks, parkways, and historic sites for the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation in New York as well as the Palisades Interstate Park and parkway in New Jersey. For more information about New York State parks and historic sites, please visit www.nysparks.com. For information about the New Jersey section of the PIPC please visit www.njpalisades.org. For more information about the Palisades Parks Conservancy and the Palisades Interstate Park parks and historic sites, please visit www.palisadesparksconservancy.org.
- Ghost Town: The Lost Village of Rockland Lake, 10/23/2011
- Cutting and Canaling Ice on Rockland Lake, Thomas Edison, 1902
- Mining The History Of The Hook, 8/2/2012
- Friends of Rockland Lake and Hook Mountain