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Nearly $5 million of the funding will go to North Country parks; nearly $3 million of that going to upgrades at Wellesley Island State Park in the Thousand Islands, pictured above. Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/ransomtech/7611901380/">Steve Ransom</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Nearly $5 million of the funding will go to North Country parks; nearly $3 million of that going to upgrades at Wellesley Island State Park in the Thousand Islands, pictured above. Photo: Steve Ransom, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Cuomo announces parks that receive $90 million

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Gov. Andrew Cuomo says $90 million is going to repair and improve several parks and historic sites.

On Tuesday Cuomo announced that he is advancing 69 projects to improve 53 state parks and historic centers as part of a $90 million commitment in the state budget enacted earlier this month.

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Jones Beach State Park on Long Island will be given $10 million as part of a multi-year $65 million revitalization program. Robert Moses State Park also in Long Island will be getting a cumulative $8.33 million for two projects.

Niagara Falls will receive $9 million to continue a $50 million revitalization initiative.

The full list of recipients can be found on Cuomo's website at www.governor.ny.gov .

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