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Palisades Parks Conservancy is excited to be a new beneficiary of Charity Oil!

For every gallon that is purchased through Charity Oil for your business or home, you can choose a charity to benefit. We hope you will choose us for the 5 cent per gallon donation, supporting your local Palisades parks and historic sites in NY and NJ.

Charity Oil was founded as a way to give back to the community while providing a service you use every day.

At Charity Oil 5¢ per gallon is donated to a charity or organization of your choice.

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Dawn Elliott is the 2018 Martha Washington Woman of History

Historic interpreter, reenactor, preservationist, educator and researcher Dawn Elliott is this year’s recipient of the Martha Washington Woman of History Award. To read all about Ms. Elliott's accomplishments in Hudson Valley history, please go to our News section!

The award presentation will take place on March 18, 2018, during the Women’s History Month program, The General’s Lady. The public is welcome to attend the program, starting at 2:00 P.M. For further details or directions, call (845) 562-1195.


Welcome to the website of the Palisades Parks Conservancy!

The Conservancy has worked for 14 years to raise funds to improve the 29 parks and historic sites owned and operated by the Palisades Interstate Park Commission. In that time, we have supported conservation of natural and cultural resources, educational programs, scientific research, capital construction, trail building, and so much more.

Please use this site to find updates on park events, information about ongoing projects, news, volunteer opportunities, and ways to support the parks. Please click to the right to learn about current news events or below on the green pull up menu for links and more info.

The Conservancy Welcomes New Executive Director

The Palisades Parks Conservancy is excited to announce that Heather Loebner has been appointed as its first Executive Director.

Heather will lead fundraising, education, and program efforts while expanding the organization’s role as non-profit partner to the Palisades Interstate Park Commission.

To read more about Heather and her role with the Conservancy, go to our News section.

Doodletown Publication Back By Popular Demand!

After a many year hiatus, the book Doodletown: Hiking Through History in a Vanished Hamlet on the Hudson is now again available to the public! Doodletown was one of the last of inhabited “mountain towns” before becoming PIPC property in the 1950’s. Author and former Doodletown resident, Elizabeth “Perk” Stalter, chronicled the town’s history in the original publication of Doodletown in 1996.

Read about Perk Stalter's recent booksigning at Fort Montgomery and find where you can purchase the book in our News section!

PIPC Press Publications Available at Park Visitor Center

The Park Visitor Center (located on the center island of the Northbound PIP just before Exit 17) stocks numerous PIPC Press books and others that are guaranteed to answer your questions about our parks and historic sites, the Hudson River Valley and surrounding areas. Some titles include: Doodletown, Rambling With Nature, Birds Over Bear Mountain and more!

Go to our news section for a full list and book descriptions! Happy reading!