Woodlawn Beach State Park

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

It is looking like a great fishing year on Lake Erie and a large group of anglers turned out Wednesday evening at the Woodlawn Beach State Park Lodge to hear how it is going.

Mike Desmond / WBFO News

New York State is working through its Parks 2020 plan, a $900 million shopping list of renovations and improvements for the state's vast network of parks. Parks Commissioner Rose Harvey says it is working and why parks attendance has risen from 57 million to 69 million this year.

Chris Caya, wbfo

In an effort to address the high number of beach closings this past summer, a "Beach Summit" was convened at Woodlawn Beach State Park.