Parks and Recreation has only been off the air for five years, but what a five years it has been. When the NBC sitcom about a tireless, obsessive, irrepressibly kind public servant—Amy Poehler‘s Leslie Knope—and her beloved colleagues aired its finale, on February 24, 2015, America had a very different collective self-image. A global network of Ebola fighters had just won a tough, worrisome but nonetheless decisive battle against that deadly virus. After a devastating summer of police violence, the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement at least seemed poised to effect positive change. As pop culture was making unprecedented strides in trans representation, an unstoppable queer rights movement was about to make same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states. Our first black President still had two years left in his second term, and Donald Trump was four months away from officially kicking off his campaign. The idea that
COVID-19 Response Alerts for State Park and State Forest Facilities
If you want to explore Pennsylvania’s great outdoors, you’ve come to the right place. DCNR’s Bureau of State Parks manages 300,000 acres for these popular
outdoor recreation activities and more:
Pennsylvania state parks do not charge an entrance fee.
State Park Reservations
online reservations or call toll-free
888-PA-PARKS (888-727-2757), 7:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. Monday to Saturday, for state park information and reservations, or email us your postal address for an information packet.
Penn’s Parks for All
A series of surveys was conducted by Penn State in 2017 and 2018 to assess the attitudes and opinions of Pennsylvania state park visitors and the public regarding key issues affecting the future of the state parks.
The results of these surveys will help inform the Penn’s Parks for All
strategic plan — guiding DCNR’s work for the next 25