Parks Commissioner Rose Harvey Stepping Down

Rose Harvey, the commissioner of the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, is stepping down from the post she has held for eight years.

In a statement released last week, Commissioner Harvey said "I feel confident that after nearly eight years of putting Gov. Cuomo's bold vision for the state park system into action, I will be leaving it much better prepared to meet the needs of 21st-century park visitors."

“Under Commissioner Harvey’s leadership, the NYS park system has undergone a renaissance unlike any other we’ve seen in recent times,” said Robin Dropkin, Executive Director, Parks & Trails New York. “Among her many achievements are overseeing the largest capital infusion in state parks in generations, a 23 percent increase in park visitation, and the launching of the 750-mile Empire State Trail, which will be the longest multi-use trail in the nation.”

We salute Commissioner Harvey’s many accomplishments and will miss her passion for parks and trails and tireless work on their behalf.

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