I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York’s parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park system and its needs. Find out more by visiting Parks & Trails New York, specifically their I Love My Park Day!
Why NYS Parks & Historic Sites Matter
The legacy of New York’s park system is unparalleled. New York is home to such iconic parks and historic sites as Niagara Falls, the oldest state park in the country; Olana, the 19th century home of Hudson River School artist Frederic Edwin Church; and Jones Beach, a world-class swimming destination visited by twice as many people as visit Yellowstone. Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site is the first property acquired with public funds for the express purpose of historic preservation and patriotic visitation. More than 57 million visitors enjoy New York’s state parks and historic sites.
Today the New York State Parks system is known for its Economic Benefits, Health Benefits, Environmental Benefits & Cultural and Historical Benefits.