NY Makes State Park Admission Free During Heat Wave NY Makes State Parks Free During Heat Wave

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – As Syracuse and the rest of New York state experience near-record temperatures, Gov. Kathy Hochul has announced a series of measures to help residents stay cool.

In an unprecedented move, all state parks and beaches in New York will offer free admission Thursday. For example, Woodlawn Beach in Buffalo, the typical $7 admission fee has been waived for the day.

In addition to this, several beaches and pools are opening ahead of the season, and cooling features such as sprays and misters are being added at several state park sites throughout New York City.

In a press release about the announcement, Hochul stated, “Extreme heat can be dangerous for New Yorkers, and I’m doing everything I can to help families stay safe and cool this week. I encourage everyone to take advantage of free and early admission to our world-class beaches, pools, and other state park sites to beat the heat as we expect record temperatures across the state.”

The following parks in Central New York will have extra cooling stations:

– Fillmore Glen State Park
– Green Lakes State Park
– Sandy Island Beach State Park

The heat advisory for Central New York is in place until 8 p.m. Thursday, but the daily high temperatures will still be in the 80s through the weekend.

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