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Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, Office of

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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.

Organization and Staffing

The Office is headed by a Commissioner appointed by the Governor. Operations are administered through a network of 11 regional offices: Allegany, Central, Finger Lakes, Genesee, Long Island, New York City, Niagara, Palisades, Saratoga/Capital District, Taconic and Thousand Islands. The central office, which includes executive and other administrative support staff, is located in Albany.

Budget Highlights

The FY 2019 Executive Budget recommends appropriations of $436 million for OPRHP, a decrease of $9 million from the FY 2018 Budget. This change primarily reflects a reduction in one time New York Works funding received in FY 2018.

The Executive Budget recommends a workforce of 1,763 FTEs for OPRHP in FY 2019, an increase of 14 FTEs from FY 2018 levels. This increase is directly attributed to Parks receiving additional federal grant awards.

The Budget allocates $90 million in New York Works capital funding to OPRHP in furtherance of the NY Parks 2020 initiative, which is investing $900 million in State Parks by 2020, including a new project to transform the former Pennsylvania and Fountain Avenue landfills in Brooklyn into a 407-acre State Park.

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

Program Highlights

The Office’s mission is carried out through its operation of 215 parks and historic sites, providing safe and attractive facilities, accessible and affordable services and quality visitor experiences. In order to increase efficiencies, OPRHP has reorganized functions and consolidated management operations, and continues to achieve efficiencies by streamlining administrative oversight, redeploying staff and consolidating functions. To enhance park facilities and support events, OPRHP continues to foster public-private partnerships, including corporate sponsorships.

The responsibilities of the Office are carried out through four major programs:

  • Administration provides executive direction, fiscal, personnel and public communication services, as well as management of the capital program;
  • Park Operations operates the State’s 180 parks in the 11 Park regions throughout the State. Staff includes a statewide police force, security, field operations, and maintenance personnel;
  • Historic Preservation oversees preservation activities at 35 historic sites, develops a statewide Comprehensive Historic Preservation Plan and maintains the State Register of Historic Places; and
  • The Natural Heritage Trust receives and administers funds, including private gifts and bequests, to advance conservation, outdoor recreation and historic preservation purposes. Created under the Public Authorities Law in 1968, the Natural Heritage Trust is a public benefit corporation.
ALL FUNDS
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Category Available
FY 2018
Appropriations
Recommended
FY 2019
Change From
FY 2018
Reappropriations
Recommended
FY 2019
State Operations 225,675,000 225,887,000 212,000 27,772,000
Aid To Localities 10,345,000 9,305,000 (1,040,000) 37,034,000
Capital Projects 208,700,000 200,700,000 (8,000,000) 434,713,000
Total 444,720,000 435,892,000 (8,828,000) 499,519,000

ALL FUND TYPES
PROJECTED LEVELS OF EMPLOYMENT BY PROGRAM
FILLED ANNUAL SALARIED POSITIONS
Program FY 2018
Estimated FTEs
03/31/18
FY 2019
Estimated FTEs
03/31/19
FTE Change
Administration
General Fund 55 55 0
Special Revenue Funds - Federal 0 5 5
Historic Preservation
General Fund 105 105 0
Special Revenue Funds - Federal 13 19 6
Park Operations
General Fund 964 964 0
Special Revenue Funds - Federal 6 0 (6)
Special Revenue Funds - Other 181 181 0
Capital Projects Funds - Other 425 425 0
Recreation Services
Special Revenue Funds - Federal 0 9 9
Total 1,749 1,763 14

STATE OPERATIONS
ALL FUNDS FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS BY FUND TYPE
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Fund Type Available
FY 2018
Recommended
FY 2019
Change
General Fund 129,156,000 129,156,000 0
Special Revenue Funds - Federal 7,283,000 7,283,000 0
Special Revenue Funds - Other 89,236,000 89,448,000 212,000
Total 225,675,000 225,887,000 212,000

STATE OPERATIONS
ALL FUNDS FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS BY PROGRAM
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Program Available
FY 2018
Recommended
FY 2019
Change
Administration
General Fund 5,697,000 5,697,000 0
Special Revenue Funds - Federal 500,000 500,000 0
Special Revenue Funds - Other 500,000 500,000 0
Historic Preservation
General Fund 8,824,000 8,824,000 0
Special Revenue Funds - Federal 1,783,000 1,783,000 0
Special Revenue Funds - Other 99,000 99,000 0
Park Operations
General Fund 114,635,000 114,635,000 0
Special Revenue Funds - Other 83,885,000 83,885,000 0
Recreation Services
Special Revenue Funds - Federal 5,000,000 5,000,000 0
Special Revenue Funds - Other 4,752,000 4,964,000 212,000
Total 225,675,000 225,887,000 212,000

STATE OPERATIONS - GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF PERSONAL SERVICE APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2019 RECOMMENDED
(dollars)
Program Total Personal Service Regular
(Annual Salaried)
Amount Change Amount Change
Administration 5,257,000 425,000 5,246,000 425,000
Historic Preservation 8,175,000 0 6,500,000 249,000
Park Operations 99,307,000 0 72,009,000 0
Total 112,739,000 425,000 83,755,000 674,000
STATE OPERATIONS - GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF PERSONAL SERVICE APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2019 RECOMMENDED CONTINUED
(dollars)
Program Temporary Service
(Nonannual Salaried)
Holiday/Overtime Pay
Amount Change Amount Change
Administration 0 0 11,000 0
Historic Preservation 1,588,000 (249,000) 87,000 0
Park Operations 21,793,000 0 5,505,000 0
Total 23,381,000 (249,000) 5,603,000 0

STATE OPERATIONS - GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF NONPERSONAL SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE UNDISTRIBUTED
APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2019 RECOMMENDED
(dollars)
Program Total Supplies and Materials
Amount Change Amount Change
Administration 440,000 (425,000) 105,000 (93,000)
Historic Preservation 649,000 0 221,000 0
Park Operations 15,328,000 0 5,672,000 0
Total 16,417,000 (425,000) 5,998,000 (93,000)
STATE OPERATIONS - GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF NONPERSONAL SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE UNDISTRIBUTED
APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2019 RECOMMENDED CONTINUED
(dollars)
Program Travel Contractual Services
Amount Change Amount Change
Administration 104,000 4,000 200,000 (304,000)
Historic Preservation 18,000 7,000 356,000 (7,000)
Park Operations 215,600 69,600 5,796,400 (69,600)
Total 337,600 80,600 6,352,400 (380,600)
STATE OPERATIONS - GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF NONPERSONAL SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE UNDISTRIBUTED
APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2019 RECOMMENDED CONTINUED
(dollars)
Program Equipment
Amount Change
Administration 31,000 (32,000)
Historic Preservation 54,000 0
Park Operations 3,644,000 0
Total 3,729,000 (32,000)

STATE OPERATIONS - OTHER THAN GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2019 RECOMMENDED
(dollars)
Program Total Personal Service
Amount Change Amount Change
Administration 1,000,000 0 175,000 0
Historic Preservation 1,882,000 0 860,000 0
Park Operations 83,885,000 0 32,700,000 2,603,000
Recreation Services 9,964,000 212,000 2,914,000 0
Total 96,731,000 212,000 36,649,000 2,603,000
STATE OPERATIONS - OTHER THAN GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2019 RECOMMENDED CONTINUED
(dollars)
Program Nonpersonal Service
Amount Change
Administration 825,000 0
Historic Preservation 1,022,000 0
Park Operations 51,185,000 (2,603,000)
Recreation Services 7,050,000 212,000
Total 60,082,000 (2,391,000)

AID TO LOCALITIES
ALL FUNDS FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS BY FUND TYPE
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Fund Type Available
FY 2018
Recommended
FY 2019
Change
General Fund 1,040,000 0 (1,040,000)
Special Revenue Funds - Federal 3,170,000 3,170,000 0
Special Revenue Funds - Other 6,135,000 6,135,000 0
Total 10,345,000 9,305,000 (1,040,000)

AID TO LOCALITIES
ALL FUNDS FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS BY PROGRAM
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Program Available
FY 2018
Recommended
FY 2019
Change
Historic Preservation
Special Revenue Funds - Federal 370,000 370,000 0
Natural Heritage Trust
General Fund 275,000 0 (275,000)
Recreation Services
General Fund 765,000 0 (765,000)
Special Revenue Funds - Federal 2,800,000 2,800,000 0
Special Revenue Funds - Other 6,135,000 6,135,000 0
Total 10,345,000 9,305,000 (1,040,000)

CAPITAL PROJECTS
ALL FUNDS FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS BY PROGRAM
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Comprehensive Construction Program Available
FY 2018
Recommended
FY 2019
Change Reappropriations
FY 2019
Parks EQBA 86
Capital Projects Fund - EQBA 86 (Bondable) 0 0 0 1,807,000
Facilities Maintenance and Operations
Capital Projects Fund 21,000,000 21,000,000 0 11,000,000
Natural Heritage Trust
Capital Projects Fund 0 0 0 300,000
Federal Capital Projects Fund
Federal Capital Projects Fund 4,000,000 20,000,000 16,000,000 17,253,000
Maintenance and Improvements of Existing Facilities
State Parks Infrastructure Fund 32,400,000 38,400,000 6,000,000 70,954,000
Misc. Capital Projects 28,800,000 28,800,000 0 130,917,000
Outdoor Recreation Development Bond Fund
Outdoor Recreation Development Bond Fund 0 0 0 6,218,000
New York Works
State Parks Infrastructure Fund 122,500,000 92,500,000 (30,000,000) 195,512,000
Parks and Recreation Land Acquisition Bond Fund
Parks and Recreation Land Acquisition Bond Fund 0 0 0 752,000
Total 208,700,000 200,700,000 (8,000,000) 434,713,000

Note: Most recent estimates as of 01/16/2018

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