- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 21, 2015

BEAR MOUNTAIN, N.Y. (AP) - The Cuomo administration says it plans to spend nearly $72 million this year as part of an ongoing effort to improve New York’s state parks.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the funds will be spent on 88 revitalization projects at 60 state parks and historic sites across New York.

State Parks Commissioner Rose Harvey made the official announcement Tuesday at Bear Mountain State Park, which straddles the Rockland-Orange county line 45 miles north of New York City.

In early March, Cuomo announced that the state plans to invest some $900 million in private and public funding into upgrading state parks and historic sites by 2020. The funding includes $110 million allocated in the current state budget recently passed by the Legislature.

The state has 180 parks and 35 historic sites.

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