Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation, Office of


Responsible to the Governor for administration of a statewide system of 180 State Parks, 35 State Historic Sites as well as recreational and cultural programming within these facilities and as outreach from them. Additionally, the Office manages numerous State and Federal grant in aid programs relating to parklands, recreation and historic preservation; administers the State Historic Preservation Office, State Navigation law, boating and recreational vehicle safety and education programs, and varied athletic programs. The Office comprises 11 regions and statewide administrative offices in Albany. It also includes the State Council of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and the State Board for Historic Preservation.


Contact Numbers


Erik Kulleseid , Commissioner, State Historic Preservation Officer.
Executive Deputy Commissioner - Tom Alworth