Thacher Park Center is Now Open!

On Thursday, May 4, 2017 Commissioner Rose Harvey and New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (State Parks) announced the grand opening of the $4.3 million Thacher Park Center at John Boyd Thacher State Park. For the first time, the Center provides a four-season park destination to the park’s more than 350,000 annual visitors, to better showcase this spectacular natural area and to serve as a launching point for exploring the 2,500-acre park in the Helderbergs.



Thacher Park Center: A Gateway For The Future

With new recreational features being added to the park, the timing for a new Thacher Park Center is perfect. The center, to be set next to the trailhead and picnic area for the popular Indian Ladder Trail, will introduce visitors to new park features, including an expanded trail network; and new opportunities for biking, rock climbing, caving and an exciting new adventure course. Along with the new activities, Thacher Park Center will elevate the park’s stature, providing a four-season interior space and fostering generations of outdoor enthusiasts and environmental caretakers.

Share Your memories Of Thacher Park

A nature adventure with family and friends. A school trip with your favorite class. Time together, priceless. Those are among the memories of Thacher Park that visitors have shared. So add to our treasure-trove if you have memories you would like to share.

With OSI’s Help, New York State Officially Opens New Thacher Park Center

VOORHEESVILLE, NY — May 5, 2017 —Officials, community leaders and park lovers joined together to celebrate the opening of a new Thacher Park Center. Launched with the help of a private fundraising campaign spearheaded by the Open Space Institute (OSI), the center provides for the first time a four-season park destination to better showcase this spectacular natural


Campaign for Thacher Park Center Offers Last-Minute Holiday Gift Options

Brick Pavers, Stone Benches or Tree Sponsorship Opportunities Offered to Support Thacher Park Center The Campaign for the Thacher Park Center is offering last-minute holiday gift ideas for those looking to memorialize family celebrations and memories at the popular Capital District park. The fundraising campaign, led by the Open Space Institute (OSI), is offering these