Governor Cuomo: Attendance at NY state parks up in 2017

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP/WKBW) - It looks like more and more people are visiting parks and historic sites across the state of New York.

Governor Andrew Cuomo says 2017 attendance figures show a seventh straight year of growth. Specifically, 950,000 more people paid a visit to one of the state's 180 state parks and 35 historic sites last year, than in 2016.

Right now, the state is in the middle of a $900 million initiative known as NY Parks 2020. The goal is to upgrade park infrastructure, along with historic buildings, campgrounds and trails.

The projects for this year include completing the upgrades to Niagara Falls State Park, the first state park in the nation.

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