Jul 14, 2022 - Things to Do

Pennsylvania funds three new state parks

A view of the river and lush trees in Lehigh Gorge State Park in the Poconos Mountains.
Pennsylvania's Lehigh Gorge State Park in the Poconos Mountains. Photo: Jumping Rocks/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

Pennsylvania's state park system is getting bigger.

Driving the news: Gov. Tom Wolf announced on Twitter Tuesday that the state's $42.3 billion budget deal will fund three new state parks.

  • Pennsylvania's Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is getting $56 million to specifically go toward projects to develop the new parks, Elizabeth Rementer, a spokesperson for Wolf, told the Capital-Star.

The intrigue: The governor didn't offer any details about where the new state parks would be located, or when they might officially be part of the state's 121-park system.

The bottom line: Dunn said official announcements will likely come this fall.

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