New York State Parks

Volunteers work to spruce up Chelsea Waterside Park on 'I Love My Park Day.' (Credit: CBS2)

Volunteers Gather To Spruce Up City Park Statewide For ‘I Love My Park Day’

Dozens of parks across New York City were looking a lot better Saturday night, thanks to thousands of volunteers who came out for “I Love My Park Day.”


Southern Pine Beetles are attacking trees on Long Island. (Credit: New York State DEC)

Officials: Destructive Beetles Are Attacking Pine Trees On Long Island

Pine trees are under attack from tiny beetles, smaller than grains of rice, that are invading by the thousands.


A man holds a cigarette - Dec 15, 2008 - Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

More Smoking Bans Coming To New York State Parks

Smoking will be forbidden at more New York State parks this summer.


Kings Park Psychiatric Center Demolition (credit: CBS 2)

Demolition Of Former Psychiatric Facility Begins On Long Island

The former Kings Park Psychiatric Center is located on hundreds of acres overlooking the Long Island Sound. But the facility closed in 1996 and the site has remained untouched since.