SECOND ANNUAL “I LOVE MY PARK DAY”

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo reminded New Yorkers to volunteer at their favorite state park or historic site as part of the second annual “I Love My Park Day” that will be held this Saturday, May 4, 2013. Volunteers who would like to support clean-up and beautification efforts at sites across the state, including areas that sustained much damage from Superstorm Sandy, can register at http://www.ptny.org/ilovemypark/. At a cabinet meeting in Albany today, Governor Cuomo urged New Yorkers and members of his cabinet to sign up to participate in the second annual I Love My Park Day: “New York’s park system is a treasured jewel for our state, and I encourage New Yorkers to get involved this Saturday and help beautify and maintain a park in their community.”

I Love My Park Day By the Numbers:
Strong First Year: 2012· 40 participating parks and historic sites
· 2,000 volunteers, 70% new to state park volunteering
· 6,000 volunteer hours contributed Growing in Year Two: 2013· 77 participating parks and historic sites
· 1,000 volunteers pre-registered, over 4,000 anticipated
· New partnership with NYS Commission on National & Community Service
· Major new media and corporate sponsors
2013 Participating Parks and Historic Sites in the Hudson Valley
Bannerman Island
Fahnestock State Park (Clarence Fahnestock)
Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park
Harlem Valley Rail Trail (at Taconic State Park)
Harriman State Park – (Silvermine Picnic Area)
Hudson Highlands State Park
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Rockland Lake State Park (including Hook Mountain and Nyack Beach)
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
Taconic State Park
Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park
Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site