Pennsylvania Governor spent $45 million to add three new state parks this week

Kristen Walters

If you enjoy visiting Pennsylvania's state parks for fun, leisure, or recreation, you may be interested to learn that Governor Tom Wolf just added three new state parks to Pennsylvania's park system this week. Read on to learn more.

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Earlier this week, on Tuesday, September 27, 2022, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced that he had invested $45 million to acquire three new state parks for the Commonwealth.

In total, the new parks will add nearly 3,500 acres of conservation land to the state's park system.

All three parks have been given temporary names that may be subject to change in the future. Here's where the new state parks are located:

  • York County: Susquehanna Riverlands (1,100 acres)
  • Wyoming County: Vosburg Neck (669 acres)
  • Chester County: Big Elk Creek (1712 acres)

Governor Wolf has this to say about the investment in the new state parks in a recent statement:

Our beautiful state parks are among the finest in the nation. I’m proud to have secured funding in my final budget to make this investment in our park system which will not only preserve invaluable natural resources and habitats for wildlife but provide in-demand access for Pennsylvanians to enjoy the beauty of nature and recreational opportunities.

According to a press release on the Pennsylvania Governor's website, Wolf has added more state parks to the Commonwealth than any other governor in the last forty years.

Kristen Walters is an independent business news writer. She is not affiliated with the government office featured in this story. Read more from Kristen here.

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