​I Love My Park Day 2017 Events Register Now

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More than 100 parks and historic sites are hosting I Love My Park Day events on May 6, 2017. This year's event is the largest ever! Building off of last year's success of adding events at public lands in the Adirondacks and Catskills managed by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, as well as several National Park Service sites in celebration of NPS’s centennial,we anticipate even more events.

Registration for the 2017 I Love My Park Day will open in late March, please check back for a direct link to registration as well as an updated list of participating Parks and Historic Sites.

2017 Participating Parks and Historic Sites*

*The 2017 list of sites is updated daily. Registration to volunteer will open at the end of March

Adirondack Park

  • Cranberry Lake Campground
  • Fish Creek Pond Campground
  • Golden Beach Campground
  • Peninsula Nature Trails
  • Scaroon Manor Campground

Capital District / Saratoga

  • Bennington Battlefield
  • Cherry Plain State Park
  • Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
  • Grafton Lakes State Park
  • Max V. Shaul State Park
  • Moreau Lake State Park
  • Peebles Island State Park
  • Saratoga National Historical Park
  • Saratoga Spa State Park
  • Schodack Island State Park
  • Thacher State Park
  • Washington County Grasslands WMA

Catskill Park

  • Catskill Interpretive Center
  • Kaaterskill Falls Wild Forest
  • North South Lake Campground
  • Woodland Valley Campground

Central Region

  • Betty & Wilbur Davis State Park
  • Bowman Lake State Park
  • Chenango Valley State Park
  • Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum
  • Clark Reservation
  • Delta Lake State Park
  • Fort Ontario
  • Fort Stanwix National Monument
  • Gilbert Lake State Park
  • Glimmerglass State park
  • Green Lakes State Park
  • Old Erie Canal State Park - Oneida
  • Oquaga Creek
  • Pixley Falls State Park
  • Rome Sand Plains
  • Selkirk Shores
  • Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
  • Verona Beach State Park

Finger Lakes

  • Cayuga Lake State Park
  • Chimney Bluffs
  • Fair Haven Beach State Park
  • Fillmore Glen State Park
  • Ganondagan State Historic Site
  • Hamlin Beach State Par
  • Ithaca Dog Park (near Treman Marina)
  • Letchworth State Park
  • Robert H. Treman State Park
  • Sampson State Park
  • Seneca Lake State Park
  • Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion - State Historic Park
  • Stony Brook State Park
  • Taughannock Falls State Park
  • Two Rivers State Park Recreation Area

Hudson Valley

  • Bannerman Island
  • Beaver Pond Campground - Harriman State Park
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park
  • Minnewasksa State Park Preserve (as well as Sam's Point Area of Minnewaska State Park Preserve)
  • Olana State Historic Site
  • Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park
  • Rockefeller State Park Preserve
  • Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites
  • Staatsburgh State Historic Site
  • Stony Kill Farm and Environmental Education Center
  • Taconic State Park- Copake Falls
  • Trailside Museums & Zoo, Bear Mountain State Park
  • Walkway Over the Hudson

Long Island

  • Bayard Cutting Arboretum
  • Belmont Lake
  • Bethpage State Park
  • Caleb smith State Park Preserve
  • Captree State Park
  • Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
  • Connetquot River State Park Preserve
  • Fire Island National Seashore
  • Heckscher State Park
  • Hempstead Lake State Park
  • Jones Beach
  • Montauk Point State Park
  • Nissequogue River State Park
  • Orient Beach State Park
  • Planting Fields
  • Robert Moses State Park
  • Sunken Meadow State PArk
  • Valley Stream State Park
  • Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site
  • Wildwood State Park

New York City

  • Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
  • East River State Park
  • FDR Four Freedoms Park
  • Gantry Plaza State Park
  • Gateway National Recreation Area
  • Hudson River Park
  • Mt. Loretto Unique Area
  • Riverbank State Park
  • Roberto Clemente State Park

Thousand Islands

  • Black River Trail
  • Cedar Point State Park
  • Higley Flow State Park
  • Long Point
  • Minna Anthony Common Nature Center
  • Point au Roche State Park
  • Southwick Beach
  • Westcott Beach

Western NY

  • Allegany State Park
  • Artpark
  • Evangola State Park
  • Golden Hill State Park
  • Knox Farm State Park
  • Long Point State Park
  • Niagara Falls State Park
  • Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve
  • Whirlpool Park
  • Wilson Tuscarora State Park

Local Parks - 2016 Information

In addition to the events at state and national parks listed above, local parks get in the spirit too! Below is a list of local parks that are hosting events.

  • The Central New York Conservancy will be hosting volunteer events in all three of Utica’s Olmsted-designed parks: FT and TR Proctor Park, Roscoe Conkling Park, as well as on the Memorial Parkway. Volunteers will be assigned to clean-up crews in one of the 3 parks or the Memorial parkway. All crews will have a leader and clean-up will occur between the hours of 10am-1pm. Volunteers of all ages are welcome, though those under the age of 12 should be accompanied by a parent or adult group leader. Volunteers are asked to bring their own tools – gloves and rakes in particular. Trash bags and tarps will be supplied. To volunteer, please contact Peter Falzarine, executive director for the Central New York Conservancy, at 315.735.5534 or pfalzarine@roadrunner.com.
  • Spring Fest at Copes Corners Park in the Town of Butternuts (Otsego County). 10am-6pm. There will be music, vendors, reduced-rate camping, a zoo-mobile and other attractions.
  • Harlem Grown: Saturday May 7th, 11am-3pm, 118 W 134th St. Volunteer farm tasks such as composting, bed prep and working with our students. Learn more.
  • Henry Hudson Park, Selkirk, NY (off Route 144 onto Barent Winne Road). Organized by Friends of Bethlehem Parks and Recreation. Download a flyer with more details.
  • The Owego Dog Owners Group (ODOG) will be hosting its first I Love My Park Day event on May 7, 2016 with cleanup and beautification projects at the Rebecca Weitsman Memorial Dog Park located within Hickories Park in Owego. Join the event anytime from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Refreshments will be served. Bring gloves, rakes, and shovels. For more information contact info@owegodogs.org or call 607-372-1893.
  • The Friends of Parish parks is planning a spring park spruce-up day at 2 small parks in the Village of Parish. Volunteers will assist with painting and gardening at both Canfield Park and the Gazebo Park both in the Village of Parish. Meet at the Gazebo Park (co. rt 69 and co. rt 69a) at 10:00 am. Event should be finished by 1:00 pm. Download a flyer.
  • Rome Clean and Green is hosting a city-wide park and trail cleanup event from 12pm-4pm. Download a flyer.
  • The second-annual I Love My Schenectady Parks Day will be held on Saturday May 7th. Last year's event had over 100 volunteers, who picked up over a ton of garbage! Participating parks this year include Central Park, Jerry Burrell Park, Steinmetz Park, Riverside Park, Wallingford Park, Vale Park, Hillhurst Park Woodlawn and Woodlawn Preserve.Download a flyer with more information.
  • The Olean Theatre Workshop’s and the Olean City School District’s AmeriCorps members are participating in "I Love My Park Day" at Oak Hill Park in Olean NY. The Mayor’s Office and the Parks Department are supporting this event. Invite all your friends to come and help, May 7 starting at 9:00 AM.

To publicize an I Love My Park Day event at a local park, email us at ilovemypark@ptny.org. We will advertise your event on our website, but we do not provide online registration services or T-shirts or banners for local parks.

Organizing an event and don't see your site listed? Let us know.