Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, Office of

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Agency Web Site: https://parks.ny.gov/Link to External Website

Mission

The mission of the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) is to provide safe and enjoyable recreational and interpretive opportunities for all New York State residents and visitors and to be responsible stewards of our valuable natural, historic and cultural resources.

Budget Highlights

The Executive Budget recommends $386 million for OPRHP, an increase of nearly $39 million from the 2013-14 budget. This increase results primarily from $92.5 million in 2014-15 New York Works Capital funding, a $45 million increase over 2013-14 levels. This higher level of 2014-15 Capital authority is partially offset by a one-time $7 million retroactive collective bargaining payment that was paid during 2013-14.

The Executive Budget recommends a workforce of 1,737 FTEs for OPRHP an increase of 18 FTE’s from 2013-14. The increased staffing level results from increased Federal funding for OPRHP’s historic preservation activities that will fund 4 FTE’s and 14 FTE’s will be provided to implement OPRHP’s expanded capital program.

For more information on this agency's budget recommendations located in the Executive Budget Briefing Book, click on the following link:

Briefing Book – Environment and Energy (PDF)

ALL FUNDS
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Category Available
2013-14
Appropriations
Recommended
2014-15
Change From
2013-14
Reappropriations
Recommended
2014-15
State Operations 230,845,500 224,768,500 (6,077,000) 27,727,800
Aid To Localities 12,385,000 12,225,000 (160,000) 26,458,500
Capital Projects 103,700,000 148,700,000 45,000,000 349,093,000
Total 346,930,500 385,693,500 38,763,000 403,279,300

ALL FUND TYPES
PROJECTED LEVELS OF EMPLOYMENT BY PROGRAM
FILLED ANNUAL SALARIED POSITIONS
Program 2013-14
Estimated FTEs
03/31/14
2014-15
Estimated FTEs
03/31/15
FTE Change
Administration
General Fund 55 55 0
Historic Preservation
General Fund 105 105 0
Special Revenue Funds - Federal 9 13 4
Park Operations
General Fund 1,259 1,259 0
Special Revenue Funds - Federal 6 6 0
Special Revenue Funds - Other 173 173 0
Capital Projects Funds - Other 112 126 14
Total 1,719 1,737 18

Note: Most recent estimates as of 01/20/2014

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