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Audit: State parks safe, but in need of work

Report suggests multiyear plan

Volunteers help to develop a new section of a trail in Saratoga Spa State Park on I Love My Park Day on May 5.
Volunteers help to develop a new section of a trail in Saratoga Spa State Park on I Love My Park Day on May 5.
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At John Boyd Thacher State Park in the Helderbergs, a public swimming pool has been closed since 2007, so long that even the chain-link fence put up around it is deteriorating. At Niagara Falls, the state’s most-visited state park, a temporary pedestrian bridge has been installed after the original was deemed “unsound.” Those are two examples of deteriorated infrastructure throughout the state parks system cited in a new audit released Tuesday by state Comptroller Thomas ...

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