​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 is open! Click on the direct link at the top of the page to register to volunteer at a park or historic site near you.

2017 Participating Parks and Historic Sites*

*The 2017 list of sites is updated daily.

Adirondack Park

  • Cranberry Lake Campground
  • Fish Creek Pond Campground
  • Golden Beach Campground
  • John Brown State Historic Site
  • 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
  • Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
  • Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site
  • 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
  • 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 - 2017 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 Organizers of “Kingston Clean Sweep” are looking for volunteers for the eighth annual sprucing up the city. The event is to place from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers will pick up litter along the “Kingston Corridor,” from the railroad crossing on Washington Avenue, near the Esopus Creek, through the Uptown business district and down Broadway to the Rondout waterfront, as well as on some side streets. Kingston Clean Sweep is sponsored by the Friends of Historic Kingston, with support from the city of Kingston and numerous business, service and civic organizations, schools, churches and individual volunteers. This year, the event coincides with the Kingston “Clean up the Parks” program. Each group or individual is assigned a section of the “Sweep Corridor” and is supplied with trash bags and plastic gloves donated by local businesses. Volunteers are asked to bring their own rakes and brooms. Filled bags are placed at the curb to be collected by the city Department of Public Works immediately following the event. Some of the participating organizations for this year’s Clean Sweep include the Friends of Historic Kingston, Junior League of Kingston, Kingston High School, Kingston Rotary, Kingston Uptown Business Association, Ulster Garden Club, Young Ulster Professionals, Rondout Rowing Club and Ward Four community group. Last year, about 250 volunteers picked up almost 4,000 pounds of trash and 11 cubic yards of litter, yard waste and metal materials.
  • Bethlehem Town Hall Playground and Ball Field, 445 Delaware Ave, Delmar – 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. -- Volunteers needed for installation of new playground equipment, ball field cleanup, planting, etc. -- Organized by Friends of Bethlehem Parks and Recreation -- www.friendsofbethlehemparks.org/news.php

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.