I Love My Park Day 2019 was a HUGE Success!

Save the date for next year: May 2, 2020

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More than 8000 volunteers showed up at 140 state parks, historic sites and public lands for I Love My Park Day. Check out these highlights from 2019!

2019 Highlights

What is I Love My Park Day?

I Love My Park Day, held the first Saturday in May, attracts thousands of volunteers from across the state to participate in cleanup, improvement, and beautification events at New York State parks and historic sites. Join us to celebrate New York's park system by cleaning up park lands and beaches, planting trees and gardens, restoring trail and wildlife habitat, removing invasive species, and working on various site improvement projects.

Check out our map of 2019 participating sites below!


2019 I Love My Park Day Sites

Click on region from the list below to view the participating parks.

ADIRONDACK PARK

  • Ausable Point Campground--CANCELLED
  • Dennie Road Cross Country Ski Trails--CANCELLED
  • Fish Creek Pond Campground
  • Indian Pass Trial
  • Lake Durant Campground
  • Lake George Beach/Battleground
  • Northampton Beach Campground
  • Paradox Lake Campground
  • Roaring Brook Falls campsite
  • Rogers Island pool boat launch--REGISTRATION CLOSED

CAPITAL DISTRICT / SARATOGA

  • Bennington Battlefield (NY)
  • Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
  • Grafton Lakes State Park
  • Grant Cottage State Historic Site
  • John Boyd Thacher Park --REGISTRATION CLOSED
  • Max V. Shaul State Park
  • Moreau Lake State Park
    • Peebles Island State Park - REGISTRATION CLOSED
  • Saratoga National Historical Park--REGISTRATION CLOSED
  • Saratoga Spa State Park
  • Schodack Island State Park
  • Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
  • Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site
  • Washington County Grasslands WMA

CATSKILL PARK

  • Catskill Interpretive Center
  • Catskill Park Elm Ridge
  • Mongaup Pond Campground
  • North South Lake Campground
  • Woodland Valley Campground

CENTRAL REGION

  • Bear Swamp State Forest
  • Betty & Wilbur Davis State Park
  • Bowman Lake State Park
  • Chenango Valley State Park
  • Chittenango Falls State Park
  • Clark Reservation State Park
  • Cranberry Lake Campground
  • Delta Lake State Park
  • Fort Ontario State Historic Site
  • Fort Stanwix National Monument
  • Gilbert Lake State Park
  • Glimmerglass State Park
  • Green Lakes State Park
  • Herkimer Home State Historic Site
  • Lakeview Wildlife Management Area-- REGISTRATION CLOSED
  • Nick's Lake Campground--CANCELLED
  • Old Erie Canal State Park
  • Oquaga Creek State Park -- REGISTRATION CLOSED
  • Pixley Falls State Park
  • Rogers Environmental Education Center
  • Rome Sand Plains
  • Selkirk Shores State Park
  • Utica Marsh Wildlife Management Area
  • Verona Beach State Park
  • Winona State Forest

FINGER LAKES

  • Catharine Valley Trail -Watkins Glen State Park
  • Cayuga Lake State Park
  • Fair Haven Beach State Park
  • Fillmore Glen State Park
  • Ganondagan State Historic Site
  • Honeoye Inlet Wildlife Management Area
  • Long Point State Park
  • Robert H Treman State Park--REGISTRATION CLOSED
  • Sampson State Park
  • Seneca Lake State Park
  • Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park
  • Stony Brook State Park--REGISTRATION CLOSED
  • Taughannock Falls--REGISTRATION CLOSED
  • Tompkins County Dog Park
  • Two Rivers State Park

HUDSON VALLEY

  • Bannerman Island--REGISTRATION CLOSED
  • Beaver Pond Campground - Harriman State Park
  • Clarence Fahnestock State Park
  • Cornish at Hudson Highlands Park
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park
  • Harlem Valley Rail Trail-Taconic State Park
  • Hoyt House/The Point (Mills Norrie State Park)
  • Jay Heritage Center
  • Lake Taghkanic State Park
  • Little Stony Point HHSP
  • Mills Norrie State Park
  • Minnewaska State Park Preserve--REGISTRATION CLOSED
  • Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park
  • Rockefeller State Park Preserve
  • Sam's Point Area of Minnewaska State Park Preserve
  • Staatsburgh State Historic Site--REGISTRATION CLOSED
  • Sterling Forest
  • Taconic State Park- Copake Falls
  • Trailside Museums & Zoo, Bear Mountain State Park
  • Walkway over the Hudson State Historic Park

LONG ISLAND

  • Bayard Cutting Arboretum
  • Belmont Lake State Park --REGISTRATION IS CLOSED
  • Caleb Smith State Park Preserve--REGISTRATION IS CLOSED
  • Captree State Park
  • Caumsett Historic State Park Preserve
  • Connetquot River State Park Preserve
  • Fire Island National Seashore
  • Hallock State Park Preserve
  • Heckscher State Park
  • Hempstead Lake State Park
  • Jones Beach State Park
  • Montauk Point State Park
  • Nissequogue River State Park
  • Orient Beach State Park
  • Planting Fields Arboretum--REGISTRATION CLOSED
  • Robert Moses State Park
  • Sunken Meadow State Park
  • Valley Stream State Park
  • Walt Whitman Birthplace Association
  • Wantagh Twin Lakes Preserve
  • Wildwood State Park

NEW YORK CITY

  • Battery Park City
  • Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
  • Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park
  • East River State Park
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms State Park
  • Gantry Plaza State Park
  • Gateway National Recreation Area
  • General Grant National Memorial
  • Governors Island
  • Hudson River Park
  • Mt. Loretto Unique Area
  • Roberto Clemente State Park--REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

THOUSAND ISLANDS

  • Black River Trail
  • Higley Flow
  • Minna Anthony Common Nature Center
  • Point au Roche State Park
  • Robert Moses State Park
  • Westcott Beach State Park

WESTERN NEW YORK

  • Allegany State Park - REGISTRATION IS CLOSED
  • Artpark
  • Boutwell Hill State Forest
  • Evangola State Park
  • Genesee Valley Greenway State Park
  • Golden Hill State Park
  • Hamlin Beach State Park-- REGISTRATION IS CLOSED
  • Knox Farm
  • Letchworth State Park
  • Niagara Falls State Park
  • Long Point State Park on Chautauqua Lake
  • Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve--REGISTRATION IS CLOSED call (716) 683-5959 to get on wait list
  • Whirlpool/Devils Hole State park--REGISTRATION IS CLOSED
  • Wilson Tuscarora State Park

ADDITIONAL LOCAL PARK EVENTS

ADK REGION

Town of Warrensburg

Farmers' Market Park (State Rte 418, River street, of the Schroon River

Time: 9 am- Noon

Volunteers are needed to help with Spring clean up - cutting back and racking out perennial beds, picking up trash and debris and clearing trials to the river. We will have tools and buckets, but feel free to bring your own as well. Youth and adults welcome. Organized by Warrensburgh Beautification Inc. For more details please email Project Coordinator Teresa Whalen at taawhalen@yahoo.com.


FINGER LAKES REGION

Sandy Bottom Park & Trail

Jack Evans Drive, Honeoye, NY 14471

Time: 9 am - 11:30

Following a selective harvesting the Park needs clean up and planting of new trees.

To register, please call, text or email, Karyn Herman

Kherman153@gmail.com, 585 647-1928


HUDSON VALLEY REGION

Lown Memorial Garden -- College Hill Park in the City of Poughkeepsie

The Lown Memorial Garden is a wonderful historic rock garden on the east side of College Hill Park in the City of Poughkeepsie. In 2013 a portion of the garden was restored as a beautiful pollinator garden. Join the Revive College Hill Park Coalition, the Student Conservation Association (SCA) and the Environmental Cooperative on May 4th, as we complete the restoration of this Local Historic Landmark.

We will be working with SCA to reset the unique and historic rocks that are located in the garden, remove invasive species and prepare the flower beds for planting in June. Raindate is May 5th.

To register, please contact:

Jen Rubbo: 845-437-7422 | jerubbo@vassar.edu

OR register online at: https://goo.gl/forms/aeIcpf1LfisZJ57D3


Leslie Sutherland Park

Leslie Sutherland Park is an historic park atop an 8-acre forest on a steep hill, known for its sweeping views of the Hudson, the Palisades and south to Manhattan. It's also SW Yonkers' only urban forest, with trails winding through trees, bushes and flowers. It's also a fascinating historic site - in 1902, a massive luxury hotel was built at the top of the park, only to burn down a few months before it was supposed to open. Some of the ruins are still there.

We will be working with the Park Hill Residents Association to pick up litter, plant and clear trails, between 10 A.M and 2 P.M.

To register, please contact:

Peter sutherlandparkyonkers@gmail.com

Or sign up online at: https://forms.gle/bbpqXxWuzcJkgRu1A


SARATOGA/CAPITAL REGION

Garnet Douglass Baltimore Trail, Troy NY

Saturday, May 4th, 9am-Noon

Come help continue the community’s efforts to revitalization this important connection to Prospect Park!

Meet at the Trailhead on Hill St between Adams & Jefferson

Please bring gloves, pruning shears, a rake, or any other helpful tools you have. Be sure to wear appropriate clothing and footwear, and use bug spray (for ticks) if desired.

For questions and to register please contact:

James Rath | Assistant Planner, City of Troy | Phone: 518-279-7169

Lily Park, Schoharie NY

The Lily Park in Schoharie, NY is having its annual Spring Clean-Up Day on May 4, 10:00 until. If you would like to join in and help keep our park beautiful, feel free to don your garden gloves and bring your rake and shovel and pitch in. The Lily Park is a community garden and has been used for weddings and prom pictures. We hold an annual Lily Festival in July when the Lilies are in full bloom. This years Festival is July 13.

To register please contact: Darlene Patterson at 518-295-7801

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