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Fairgoers Invited to Visit the State Park at the Fair

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Park features birds of prey, musket firings, mini-golf and more!

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Syracuse, NY - August 23rd, 2013 - New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Commissioner Rose Harvey today invited visitors to the New York State Park at the Fair, a three-acre mini-park open at the Great New York State Fair from August 22 to September 2.

"The State Park at the Fair is a fun place to get away from the crowds and learn about what you can discover in our state park system," Harvey said. "State parks have so much to explore. Stop by the State Park at the Fair and plan your next adventure."

Located between the fairground's Chevy Court and the Horticulture Building, the site has picnic tables, trees and a shaded reflecting pool that is a perfect meeting spot for families to take in the sights. The park has outside displays, exhibits, the popular birds of prey show and a great gift shop. Knowledgeable park staff are on hand daily to answer questions, promote upcoming events, and make travel plan suggestions. This year visitors can meet outdoor educators, costumed interpreters, state park police, as well as learn about marine safety and snowmobiling. Click here the full event lineup.

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation maintains and operates 179 parks and 35 historic sites, which attract over 60 million visitors a year. More information is available by visiting www.nysparks.com, connecting on Facebook, or following us on Twitter.