Close the Parks? Paterson, You're Gone

So this is what it’s come down to in the budget, closing State Parks–some of the only accessible green in the giant NY metro complex–to trim budget deficit. Even though it likely will save very little money.

People are coming up with schemes to keep the parks open. Private operation, corporate naming rights,  non-profit donations.

New York has one of the most labyrinthine State governments in existence, with the most insane amounts of over-legislation and money drains imaginable. Biblical length books have been written on the subject so no point going into it on a fishing blog, but these proposed closings would cut access to a lot of green–and fishing water, to be honest–needed by many to keep their sanity. Me included.

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