Pennsylvania is a state rich in natural beauty and resources, including nearly 300,000 acres of state parks. Along with the state forest system, they are considered one of the largest tracts of public lands in the eastern United States.
There is state park within 25 miles of nearly every Pennsylvanian, and these areas saw a considerable increase in use during the pandemic as people sought outdoor recreation opportunities and open air.
The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources asked the public for input to a plan to manage the parks into the future, and they took that input and published a set of strategies for the next 25 years.
Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn appears on Smart Talk Monday to share details of the Penn’s Parks for All plan.