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State Park Friends - People with Passion for Parks

Friends organizations are essential to the stewardship and promotion of our state park system. These nonprofit organizations—oftentimes made up entirely of volunteers—clear trails, paint buildings, build kiosks, lead interpretive programs, and raise significant money for capital projects.

These volunteer groups have a large impact, accounting for more than $17 million in fundraising to benefit their respective parks in 2018, according to our recent report. That was on top of nearly 132,000 hours of work done by more than 5,100 volunteers that was valued at more than $3 million.

By building a community of park supporters, we can ensure that New York's parks and conservation legacy remains intact. To explore the work of a particular Friends group that supports one of New York's 215 state parks and historic sites, check out this map or follow one of the links below.

STATE PARK FRIENDS GROUPS

STATE HISTORIC SITES FRIENDS GROUPS

Darwin Martin House Restoration Corporation
Friends of Clermont State Historic Site
Friends of Fort Ontario
Friends of Ganondagan
Friends of Herkimer Home State Historic Site
Friends of John Jay Homestead
Friends of Johnson Hall
Friends of Lorenzo
Friends of Mills Mansion
Friends of Philipse Manor Hall
Friends of Schoharie Crossing
Friends of Schuyler Mansion
Friends of the Ulysses S. Grant Cottage
Hyde Hall, Inc.
John Brown Lives!
Old Fort Niagara
Planting Fields Foundation
Sackets Harbor Battlefield Alliance
Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park
The Olana Partnership
Walt Whitman Birthplace Association

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION FRIENDS GROUPS

Friends of Reinstein Woods
Friends of Rogers Environmental Education Center
Lake George Battlefield Park Alliance

If you do not see your group listed and would like to be added, please let us know at [email protected]