I Love My Park Day

I Love My Park Day 2024: Saturday, May 4th

Mark your calendars! Join Parks & Trails New York – and thousands of volunteers across the state – on Saturday, May 4 in celebrating and enhancing New York’s parks, historic sites, greenway trails and other public lands.

I Love My Park Day--the largest single-day volunteer event in NYS--presents a perfect opportunity to clean up our favorite parks and shorelines, plant trees and gardens, restore trails and wildlife habitat, remove invasive species, and work on various site improvement projects--all which help to prepare our iconic state park system and public lands for the start of the season.

  • Event Registration: Coming Late February-Early March 2024
  • Volunteer Registration: Early April 2024

If you have questions about hosting an I Love My Park Day event or volunteering at this year's event, please contact us at [email protected]


Record turnout for I Love My Park Day 2023, in rain and shine

On Saturday, May 6, thousands of volunteers across the state rolled up their sleeves to show love to their favorite parks, historic sites, and public lands. Over 5,000 volunteers completed more than 300 clean-up and beautification projects at 150 sites across New York.

Projects included 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--all which help to prepare our iconic state park system and public lands for the start of the season. Thank you to all volunteers and event hosts who made this year's event memorable and impactful, visitors will benefit from the hard work of volunteers all year!


Resources for Event Organizers

From directional signage, template banners, flyers, and draft media advisories, Parks & Trails New York has many resources available to you to help you plan your I Love My Park Day event. Do you have a resource you use every year that you think could benefit other groups? Please share with us! [email protected]

Resources for Event Organizers

Sponsors

Are you interested in sponsoring I Love My Park Day during NYS Parks & Historic Sites Centennial year in 2024?

Please contact Will Cote, PTNY's Senior Director of Public Lands, [email protected]

FIND A COMPLETE LIST OF 2023 SPONSORS HERE.

Parks & Trails New York (“PTNY”) is a registered 501c3 organization and not affiliated with its I Love My Park Day partners, the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. PTNY exercises sole discretion in selecting and approving all Sponsors for this event, and 100% of all Sponsor proceeds are donated to PTNY. Participation as a Sponsor does not constitute endorsement of any entity.