master plan

A first-ever master plan for Thacher Park calls for a visitors' center, rock-climbing and bike trails as well as an expanded beach at nearby Thompson's Lake Park, all to be managed under the name of Thacher.

A center to educate visitors about the natural wonders of the Helderbergs is a grand idea and a worthwhile draw but we must avoid the irony and tragedy of an unsafe building for want of secure underpinnings.

The first hearing on Thacher's inaugural master plan elicited kudos and concerns, the most troubling from a geologist who said building a visitors' center close to the edge of the escarpment is unwise.

We’ve long loved John Boyd Thacher State Park and are pleased the state has drafted a master plan for its future.

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