Highways, Forestry and Parks




Highways, Forestry and Parks

Forestry and Parks Department

The Forestry and Parks Department was merged with the County Highway Department in 1981 by board resolution.  Two (2) full time employees have the responsibility of maintaining all forest lands and parks.

During the summer months, additional personnel are contracted to manage the Copes Corners Park, which has 18 campsites with water and electric hookup.  Also three pavilions are available at the park.

Another park maintained by the forestry department is the Forest of Dozen Dads.  It is mainly a picnic and nature trail area, and there is no charge for its use.

With 3600 acres of County owned forests, a contract is made with Kenneth L. Williams, Forestry Consultant, to aid in the management of county owned forest and marketing of timber.  Under this contract, Mr. Williams receives 15% of gross timber sales of which 10% is actual cash and 5% is applied toward rental of office space.

Highways, Forestry and Parks Buildings

Buildings under the jurisdiction of the Otsego County Highway, Forestry and Parks are well maintained and in good condition.


Highways, Forestry & Parks:
20 Linden Avenue
Cooperstown, NY 13326

Phone Numbers:

Office: 607-547-0538

Fax: 607-547-6027


William L. Mason

Deputy Superintendent:

Richard A. Brimmer


Sign Shop:

Account Clerk Typist:
Jane Marzano

Keyboard Specialist:

Kathleen Clancy