Rockefeller State Park Preserve or Rockies as it is commonly known, is a large State Park in Sleepy Hollow, New York immediately next to the Hudson River. Common activities in the park include horseback riding, running, jogging, walking and sport fishing. The park was donated in large part by John D. Rockefeller, hence the name of the park. President Bill Clinton has been known to frequent the park. Rockefeller State Park is known for its wildlife, dirt trails, and scenic vistas. The park is open year-round; it opens at 8 A.M. and closes at dusk. State park is a term used in the United States and in Mexico for an area of land preserved on account of its natural beauty, historic interest, or other reason, and under the administration of the government of a U.S. state or one of the states of Mexico. ... Sleepy Hollow is a village located in Westchester County, New York. ... View of the Hudson in the 1880s showing Jersey City The Hudson River, called Muh-he-kun-ne-tuk in Mahican, is a river running mainly through New York State but partly forming the boundary between the states of New York and New Jersey. ... horse, see Horse (disambiguation). ... Man Running - Edward Muybridge Horse Running - Edward Muybridge Running is by definition the fastest means for an animal to move on foot. ... Man Running - Edward Muybridge Horse Running - Edward Muybridge Running is by definition the fastest means for an animal to move on foot. ... // What is walking? Walking is the main form of animal locomotion on land, distinguished from running and crawling. ... Sport fishing is a form of recreational fishing where the primary reward is the challenge of finding and catching the fish rather than the culinary or financial value of the fishs flesh. ... 1917 painting by John Singer Sargent. ... William Jefferson Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001. ... Various species of deer are commonly seen wildlife across the Americas and Eurasia. ...
The existing preserve was established in 1983 when the estate of John D. Rockefeller III deeded 859 acres of his land at Pocantico Hills in Westchester County to the State and provided an endowment for its protection.
The donation by Dr. Rockefeller Waletzky and the Stone Barns Restoration Corporation, of which David Rockefeller is a principle, consists of 181 acres in three contiguous segments on the northeast edge of the preserve.
In his State of the State address this past January, Governor Pataki laid out an ambitious goal to open or expand 20 additional stateparks over the next five years and has previously committed to protecting more than one million acres by the end of the decade.
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