Crown Point, NY, Jan 13, 2011 — Attendance at New York's parks and historic sites soared last year, with more than a million additional people making visits.
That surge followed a threat last spring by Governor David Paterson to close dozens of sites, including John Browns Farm near Lake Placid and the Crown Point Fort in the Champlain Valley.
The state restored $11 million to keep those areas open. But a new report by two advocacy groups found that funding has still declined by more than $30 million in recent years, leaving many parks understaffed and in need of repair. Chris Morris reports.