pa-state-parks

The need for fees? DCNR says ‘no’ to visitor fees for infrastructure repair costs

BY: - October 12, 2021

The visit comes a week after Dunn made a stop at Shikellamy State Park in Northumberland and Union counties, which needs $56 million in repairs. All told, Pennsylvania’s 121 state parks need a total of $1.4 billion in infrastructure repairs and upgrades, but DCNR doesn’t have the money to pay for them. 

Pa. parks need $1.4B for infrastructure repairs, improvements, DCNR says

BY: - October 8, 2021

Speaking from Shikellamy State Park, which needs some $56 million in upgrades, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn said Friday that many parks in the aging system “are increasingly facing operating challenges because of infrastructure needs.”

State parks to host volunteers, in-person programs beginning in April

BY: - March 26, 2021

Beginning on April 4, the same day that Wolf said restaurants can host 75 percent capacity and resume bar service, DCNR will welcome visitors back to its visitors centers, offices and other events and program facilities at 75 percent capacity. 

DCNR sends out-of-state park visitors without a negative COVID test packing

BY: - November 25, 2020

The requirement was announced last week by Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn. 

Remembering 9/11 and where we go next | Five for the Weekend

BY: - September 12, 2020

Greetings, The picture kicking off today’s newsletter was taken by me on a visit to Shanksville, Pa. where United Airlines Flight 93 crashed in a field on Sept. 11, 2001. Tokens and tributes line the perimeter walls all year long, but especially Friday, when we stopped to remember the 40 passengers and crew members of […]