Statewide Friends Conference 2017 Register Now!



Friends of New York State Parks and Historic Sites and New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) Park and Site Managers.



A chance for Friends groups, OPRHP Park and Site Managers and other staff, and Parks & Trails New York to come together for informative workshops, Friends to Friends sessions and OPRHP to Friends sessions.

Participants arriving Friday will have the opportunity to take a walking tour of Saratoga Spa State Park that includes tasting of five different mineral spring waters, plus the Iconic Island Spouter (pictured right). Friday will culminate with a reception and dinner, followed by remarks from OPRHP Commissioner Rose Harvey.

Reception and dinner sponsored by Barton & Loguidice (B&L).

Saturday will consist of a full day of informative workshops and sessions, including lunch.

View the conference agenda


Friday, December 1 - Saturday, December 2, 2017



The Gideon Putnam Hotel and Conference Center
Saratoga Spa State Park
Saratoga Springs, NY

The Gideon Putnam has a block of rooms reserved for those staying overnight for the conference. When reserving a room, refer to group code 9NA1OM. Unreserved rooms will be released into general inventory on November 1st.

If you are interested in other hotel rooms in the area, check out this map for some options.

How much?

★ The conference is FREE for carpooling participants! ★

Conference fees for NON-CARPOOLING participants:

  • FRIDAY: Reception and dinner - $20
  • SATURDAY: Conference sessions and lunch - $30