Re-Vision Ryerson Station State Park
DCNR and the Re-Vision Ryerson Station State Park Task Force are involved in a public process to determine what features are possible at the park to restore opportunities for local residents and visitors to enjoy the outdoors.
Re-Vision Ryerson Station State Park Public Input Summary Presentation (PDF)
Re-Vision Ryerson Station State Park Public Input Report (PDF)
To make a difference and be involved in the future of the park, contact the park office or connect with the Friends of Ryerson Station State Park. This all-volunteer group’s mission is to “promote the educational, recreational, cultural, and historic aspects of the park; to improve the park through volunteer opportunities; and to reconnect individuals and families with the outdoors.”
Re-Vision Ryerson Station State Park Timeline
Duke Lake within Ryerson Station State Park was drawn down during July 2005 for safety reasons after inspections of the dam uncovered ground movement and increased water seepage.
During April 2013, DCNR and CONSOL Energy, Inc., settled a lawsuit related to the impact of longwall mining in the area on the dam. The settlement award will enable the commonwealth to make improvements and add 506 acres to the park.
The settlement agreement between the two parties was the result of a two-month mediation process and public comment period. Below are the related documents:
During 2015, DCNR withdrew the permit to rebuild the dam due to continued ground movement: