$90 million handed out for state park upgrades, but none for St. Lawrence County
Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 4:23 pm

Governor Andrew Cuomo has allocated $90 million in construction projects for upgrades and repairs to 50 state parks across New York, but none of them will be St. Lawrence County.

Of the $90 million $4.7 million will be spent on North Country construction projects, but all were outside of St. Lawrence County.

While the no construction projects are listed for local state parks the list released by Gov. Cuomo did include three design projects at state parks in Massena, Morristown and Macomb.

Although listed as design projects, no dollar amounts were included

Under the plan, Jacques Cartier State Park in Morristown will receive designs for its relocation and upgrade of its recreational vehicle sewage dumping station.

Robert Moses State in Massena will receive designs for a park office, police station and maintenance buildings.

Macomb Reservation State Park will develop a dam rehabilitation plan.

Last year, Gov. Cuomo committed $89 million through the New York Works initiative to rehabilitate dozens of state parks and historic sites. In St. Lawrence County $275,000 of that funding was awarded to Higley Flow State Park for repairs to a deteriorated shower and restroom building.