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Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Calendar > Arts and Culture

‘Park Yourself' in Sullivan County

By Anthony Morgano - reporter / photographer

By: Anthony Morgano | Democrat
Sullivan County Director of Communications Dan Hust provides the introductory remarks for the “Park Yourself” kickoff event.
NARROWSBURG — The Sullivan County Office of Parks, Recreation and Beautification kicked off the summer last Tuesday at the authentically recreated Fort Delaware Museum of Colonial History in Narrowsburg.
The event featured a handful of speakers, each praising and promoting the unique places in the county.
The crowd welcomed the new Parks, Recreation and Beautification Director Brian Scardefield. “Everyone can have a lot of fun in Sullivan County,” remarked Scardefield, “and I'm thrilled to be a part of the team working to increase awareness of and enhance the attractions at the County's six parks and museum.”
The seven places he spoke of included Fort Delaware, Lake Superior, the Delaware & Hudson Canal Linear Park and Interpretive Center in Phillipsport, the Minisink Battleground Park, the Livingston Manor Covered Bridge, the Stone Arch Bridge Historical Park, as well as the Sullivan County Museum in Hurleyville.
Roberta Byron-Lockwood, Sullivan County Visitors Association President and CEO said, “Sullivan Catskills is just blessed with some of the most incredible outdoor and historic assets.

“Sullivan County's history is no less exciting, no less important than anybody else's, and heritage, historic, and educational tourism is a vital piece of our overall tourism,” explained District 1 Legislator Scott Samuelson.
Sullivan County Historical Society Archivist Arthur Hessinger, who works with visitors and researchers at the County Museum in Hurleyville added, “People who come for the history, are amazed by the number of papers and info we have about Sullivan County and its families.”
For additional information on all the county-owned parks and attractions, go to, then click on Departments, and then on Parks and Recreation.

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