Parks & Trails NY5,000 all-age volunteers give back to the parks and public lands that nurtured New Yorkers through the pandemic

Parks & Trails New York, along with partners at the Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation (State Parks) and the Department of Environmental Conservation, are hostinI Love My Park Day, a statewide event to give back to our beloved outdoor spaces which welcomed nearly 80 million visitors in 2022.  

WHAT: Volunteer-led projects ranging from general park cleanup and invasive species removal to beautification efforts such as flower and native tree planting, painting, installation of benches and picnic tables, and trail maintenance.

WHEN: Saturday, May 6, 2023, times are variable 

WHERE: 150 parks, historic sites, and public lands across New York State  

WHO: Over 5,000 volunteers of all ages and abilities are expected to participate, including state legislators and state agency leaders 

We encourage our media partners to connect with our event contact, Will Coté, to identify events happening in your community.  


About Parks & Trails New York:

Parks & Trails New York (PTNY) is New York’s leading statewide advocate for parks and trails. Since its founding in 1985, PTNY has been fighting to improve our health, economy, and quality of life through the use and enjoyment of green space. In collaboration with members, supporters and partners from across the state, PTNY is a prominent voice for the protection and expansion of New York’s magnificent state park system and mutli-use trail network, including more than 1,500 miles of greenways, bike paths, and river walks. Learn more at

CONTACT: Will Coté | (518) 852-8544 |