While attendance at New York State Parks and Historic Sites has been increasing, staffing levels are on the decline advocates say, as much 22% in the past seven years. That means a decrease in lifeguards, park maintenance, and rangers, a decrease in public pool hours, and more trash and vandalism.
I took a look at what it means for Historic Sites. We had been hearing that visitor experience in the number one priority, but staffing shortages are undermining that experience. To read more about what I found, click HERE.