Pennsylvania Spending $45M to Establish Three New State Parks

(Photo of Gov Wolf Speaking at the announcement courtesy of Commonwealth Media Services)
By MARK SCOLFORO Associated Press
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania is spending $45 million to add three new state parks. Officials are set to announce Tuesday the parks will be at a nature preserve in Tunkhannock, on Big Elk Creek in the Philadelphia suburbs and along the Susquehanna River near Wrightsville. Together they’ll add about 3,400 acres to Pennsylvania’s existing system of 121 state parks. The three new parks’ final names haven’t been determined. They are expected to be fully operational by the end of 2026. New state funding is also helping develop a park where people can use motorized vehicles south of Hazleton and to preserve the state’s large collection of geologic core samples.