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Third Annual "I Love My Park Day"

ALBANY - New Yorkers are reminded to volunteer at their favorite state park or historic site during the third annual “I Love My Park Day,” taking place this Saturday, May 3. A record number of volunteers—nearly 3,000—have already registered and the state is expecting almost 6,000 participants. Those who would like to support clean-up and renovation efforts at sites across the state can register at

  • 83 participating parks and historic sites
  • Upwards of 6,000 volunteers expected as nearly 3,000 have already pre-registered
  • Estimated 15,000 volunteer hours contributed
  • Continued partnership with NYS Commission on National & Community Service
  • Major new media and corporate sponsors through Parks & Trails, New York including AT&T; L.L. Bean; GE; America’s Best Value Inn; the Business Council of NYS; and

"I encourage all New Yorkers to take some time to give back and join the thousands of volunteers that have already signed up to participate in ‘I Love My Parks Day’ this Saturday” said Governor Cuomo. “New York's park system is one of our state’s most valued assets, and by helping improve these sites, we can all play a part in preserving them for generations to come.”

This year volunteers of all ages will help improve parks and historic sites through hundreds of projects ranging from general park clean-up such as debris and trash pick-up, and invasive plant and species removal to beautification efforts such as planting flowers and trees, weed removal, reseeding, painting, assembly and installation of benches and picnic tables, trail maintenance and much more.

“What better way to enjoy the outdoors this Saturday than spending a day with your family, friends and neighbors and helping to clean-up your favorite park or historic site,” said State Park Commissioner Rose Harvey. “Each year it is inspiring to see the dedication from so many of our visitors as they participate in I Love My Park Day and work together on behalf of their state parks and historic sites.”