Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

Celebrate Pride Month

Explore a rainbow of Pride Month events at New York State Parks. Learn how rainbows work, experience an unforgettable rainbow lantern walk, and more. Find An Event

Join Our Team

Join Our Team

Think outside, no box required! From seasonal positions to permanent employment, we offer a wide variety of job opportunities within State Parks and Historic Sites. Join Our Team

Empire Pass

Empire Pass

Purchase or renew your Empire Pass today for a year of fun and adventure in New York State! Get started

Featured Story

18th Century Barrier-Breaking Celebrities

The history of European swordsmanship is often presumed to be the story of white, cisgender men. Join us in celebrating Chevalier de Saint-Georges and Chevalière d’Éon, stirring examples of Black and LGBTQ+ excellence in a history from which such voices are often sidelined by traditional narratives.

What's New

Digital Brochures

State park, historic site and camping information are available in digital format and may be downloaded.

Stay Connected

Sign up to receive news, updates and special promotions