NEWS & PRESS

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...

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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...

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Successful Thacher Park Center Fundraiser

Supporters of John Boyd Thacher State Park gathered at the home of Jeff Thomas in East Berne on November 3 to raise funds for the new Thacher Park Center. Mr. Thomas, whose home abuts the park, has been a generous supporter of the new park centerpiece, which is expected...

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Geology Front and Center at New Thacher Park Center

VOORHEESVILLE, NY — September 8, 2016 — As the construction on Thacher Park Center progresses, the fundraising campaign, led by the Open Space Institute (OSI), is also gaining critical momentum. The campaign today announced a $75,000 contribution from devoted Thacher Park neighbor and local businessman Jeff Thomas and his...

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100 years of beauty at Thacher State Park

One hundred years ago Tuesday, on March 4, 1914, Emma Treadwell Thacher, the widow of Albany Mayor John Boyd Thacher, donated to the state 350 acres of land surrounding the couple’s summer retreat in the Helderbergs in a historic area known as Indian Ladder because it was a popular...

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Public-Private Partnerships Shine as Way to Add Amenities to State Parks

Open Space Institute Secures Four New York State Regional Economic Development Grants totaling $1.02 million in Support of Projects at Letchworth and Thacher State Parks ALBANY, NY – December 17, 2014 -The Open Space Institute is the recipient of four individual New York State Regional Economic Development Council (REDC)...

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Governor Cuomo Announces Groundbreaking of $3.8 Million Thacher Park Center

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the groundbreaking of Thacher Park Center, a $3.8 million project that will provide a much-needed anchor for visitors who want to explore the 2,500-acre park on Albany County’s Helderberg Escarpment. The center is a signature project in the Governor’s NY Parks 2020 Plan...

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Thacher Park begins construction on $4.8M visitors center

Five years ago, budget woes almost forced the closure of one of the Capital Region’s most popular state parks. On Tuesday, ground was broken on a nearly $5 million Thacher Park Center that will showcase all there is to see, do and learn at John Boyd Thacher State Park...

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Thacher Park Center Capital Campaign

Times Union – State unveils $3.8 million visitor’s center plan at Thacher State Park State to add visitors center, rope course, bike trails. By Cathleen F. Crowley The Saratogian – Officials broke ground Tuesday on Thacher Park Center, a $4.8 million facility scheduled to open next year at John...

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