Show New York's State Parks Some Love – Saturday, May 3rd!
What is I Love My Park Day?
I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York's state parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the
entire state park system and its needs. Thousands of volunteers from across the state will participate in cleanup, improvement and beautification
events at New York State parks and historic sites. This is the third year volunteers will partake in this celebration of New York's state park
system by cleaning up park lands and beaches, planting trees and gardens, restoring trails and wildlife habitat, removing invasive species, and
working on various site improvement projects.
Why Hold an I Love My Park Day Event?
New Yorkers love their parks. Thousands of volunteers are willing to help maintain the beauty of New York's treasured state parks and historic sites.
Friends groups and volunteers are more important than ever to keep parks beautiful, clean, and welcoming for all to visit and enjoy. In 2012,
Governor Cuomo issued a proclamation celebrating the first Saturday in May as I Love My Park Day and encouraging New Yorkers to join in this
statewide volunteer effort.
How is it Organized?
Parks & Trails New York - in partnership with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) and local
friends groups - will coordinate the event on the statewide level, providing outreach, promotion, technical assistance and how-to organizers'
kits for friends groups to use for their individual events. Friends groups and park staff will oversee cleanup, improvement and beautification
projects and work with volunteers.
How Can I Get Involved?
Organize: If your friends group would like to organize an event at a state park or historic site, please contact Parks & Trails New York
Be a corporate sponsor: There are sponsorship opportunities at the local and statewide level. Contact Parks & Trails New York to find
Volunteer: Over 80 I Love My Park Day events are happening at state parks and historic sites on May 3.
Visit Parks & Trails New York
to find an event near you and register online today!
Premier State Partner
– New York State Commission on National & Community Service
Leading Sponsors – Brookfield, Price Chopper, Corning Incorporated Foundation, Americas Best Value Inn,
Sponsors – EarthShare, TD Bank, The Business Council of New York State, Inc.
Television Media Sponsors – Time Warner Cable
Newspaper Sponsors – Buffalo News, Times Union, Watertown Daily Times