In The News


  • May, 2017

  • Governor Cuomo Announces Thousands Of New Yorkers Participate In Sixth Annual "I Love My Park Day"

    Albany, NY - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that thousands of volunteers will participate today in the sixth annual “I Love My Park Day,” helping with community clean-up, beautification and stewardship events at more than 125 state parks, historic sites and public lands across New York.

  • Friends of Letchworth clean up the park on Saturday

    Batavia Daily News

    LETCHWORTH — Armed with gloves, garden equipment, buckets and warm clothes, volunteers marched through Letchworth State Park, pulling out weeds and raking up leaves and debris. Saturday was the sixth annual “I Love My Park Day,” and about 100 people came to “celebrate” at Letchworth State Park, helping with landscaping and cleaning up the park.

  • AT&T supports I Love My Park Day

    The Harlem Valley News

    Coverage of the 6th annual "I Love My Park Day" event at the Walkway Over the Hudson with quotes from the president of the non-profit Employee Resource Group, Women of AT&T Hudson Valley. AT&T is the premier sponsor of I Love My Park Day.

  • PARK DAY: Volunteer to clean, enhance local parks

    PressConnects, Press & Sun-Bulletin

    On Saturday, parks across New York where many often gather to relax will be filled with people hard at work. Volunteers will be clearing brush, picking up litter and spreading gravel at area parks as part of I Love My Park Day.

  • I Love My Park Day events being held across NY

    ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The state is kicking off the annual I Love My Park Day. More than 8,000 volunteers of all ages will help improve more than 125 parks, historic sites, and public lands. The projects include general park clean-up, invasive species removal, planting and installing benches and picnic tables. The state has set up a map where you can find all kinds of information on where events are taking place and at what time.

  • Spring cleaning and showing some love for parks

    Poughkeepsie Journal

    With a shovel, wheelbarrow, gloves and various gardening tools, volunteers on Saturday pitched in on "I Love My Park Day" to serve up a spring cleaning at Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park. Access Walkway Over the Hudson from Washington Street in Poughkeepsie, and you will see how the hard work of volunteers has helped spruce up a destination that welcomed more than a half million people in 2016.

  • OUR VIEW: Weekly to-do list

    Utica Observer Dispatch

    Article featuring the success of parks throughout the City of Utica due to the pride the community has taken in them, particularly with volunteer opportunities such as the upcoming I Love My Park Day event.

  • April, 2017

  • Valley notables share their favorite parks

    Our I Love My Park Day event is mentioned in this interesting piece featuring various individuals from the region talking about their favorite parks.

  • Cheers for Canal Clean Sweep

    Lockport Journal

    Six “Canal Clean Sweep” events are planned in Lockport and Middleport. The Clean Sweep initiative, launched by the state Canal Corp. and Parks and Trails New York, encourages volunteers to assist in the tidying of the Canalway Trail and canalside greenspaces ahead of the canal navigating season.

  • Volunteers to clean up New York canal system and trails

    New York Daily News

    The New York State Canal System is getting a spring cleanup. More than 100 volunteer cleanup events have been scheduled Friday through Sunday along the 524-mile (843-kilometer) canal system and its trails.

  • Empire State Trail: Where will New York's 750-mile hiking, biking trail go?

    Article containing several maps about the proposed trail including a mention and link to our interactive map of the Erie Canalway Trail.

  • Court to Take Up Case Over Redevelopment of Former Shea Stadium Land

    New York Law Journal

    Article mentioning PTNY and our submission of an amicus curiae brief to the court regarding the redevelopment project and its deterrence from the public trust doctrine since the land is technically considered a public park.

  • It’s Up to us to Keep our Environment Clean for Future Generations

    Madison County Courier

    An Earth Day message from Assemblymember Stirpe encouraging Central New Yorkers to get outside this weekend especially to lend a hand in their communities making mention of Canal Clean Sweep and PTNY.

  • State Seeks Volunteers to Prep Trails, Campgrounds

    Adirondack Daily Enterprise

    Small blurb in upstate publication promoting I Love My Park Day in the Adirondacks.

  • Volunteers sought for Canal Clean Sweep

    Lockport Journal

    To celebrate Earth Day and the kick off of the canal navigation season, volunteer groups and individuals are invited to participate in the 12th annual Canal Clean Sweep, the spring cleaning of the New York Canal System and Canalway Trail, scheduled for the weekend of April 21 to 23.

  • March, 2017

  • Supporters: Empire State Trail would put New York on national bicycling map

    Daily Gazette

    The 750-mile Empire State Trail would have a major economic impact, putting New York on the national map of bicycling destinations, supporters said Monday as they pushed to include funding for it in the 2018 state budget. The plan's fate remains uncertain, though, despite it having been ballyhooed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in January, with each of the three parties to final state budget negotiations having a different stance.

  • NY trail may face dead end with Legislature

    Rochester Democrat & Chronicle

    Neither the Democratic-led Assembly nor the Republican-controlled Senate are showing much support for Gov. Andrew Cuomo's $200 million proposal to build a 750-mile trail across New York — which would be the largest state-owned trail in the nation. Advocates for the trail rallied Monday at the state Capitol in support of the proposal to try to sway lawmakers.

  • Volunteers may register to spruce up parks on May 6

    The Altamont Enterprise

    Small, Albany-area publication promoting this year's I Love My Park Day for specific locations throughout the Capital Region.

  • No longer the roads less traveled

    The Journal News (

    PTNY's Project Coordinator, Greg Francese, is quoted in this piece from a Hudson Valley online source touting the benefits of trails and the outdoors, as well as the challenges faced due to their increasing use.

  • Proposed Hiking Trail Brings Together Manhattan, Buffalo, & Canada

    WFUV 90.7

    Brief news piece about the Empire State Trail featuring a sound clip from a radio interview with PTNY's Project Coordinator, Greg Francese.