Yorktown Heights, NY, April 22, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Yorktown Heights, NY:
The I Love My Parks Yorktown will welcome visitors and host volunteers at several events happening in and around Town of Yorktown on Saturday, May 5. This celebration I Love My Park Day is an exciting new statewide event to improve and enhance New York’s state parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire state park system and its needs.
Within the Town of Yorktown, there are parks of every size and shape. From the massive FDR State Park to tiny Hunter Brook Park, there are many ways to enjoy a low cost, nearby recreation. Discover what is in your backyard. There are more than 30 miles of trails, offering the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and learn about local history, geology, and wildlife.
Begin your day with a guided hike to the Bridge Dedication ceremony and then a visit to the Giant Boulder in Granite Knolls. Linda Cooper, former Yorktown supervisor and currently Regional Director of NYS Taconic Region will host the ribbon cutting ceremony. Please note that onsite parking at Woodlands Legacy Fields is at a premium and reserving a seat on the shuttle bus from FDR Park is highly recommended, see the event website for details on alternates and to reserve a shuttle bus seat. Other activities include guided hikes, mountain bike ride, fishing derby, Geocaching 101, and Spring Cleaning (service project) organized by the Friends of FDR State Park. All events are scheduled between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., rain or shine. Due to limited space, some activities require pre-registration, for details and schedule please visit http://ilovemyparksyorktown.org. Those interested in volunteering can also register on the website.
I Love My Park Day is sponsored statewide by REI (Premier Sponsor), CHA (Exclusive Engineering Sponsor), Brookfield, Chobani, EarthShare of New York, and Odwalla. The New York-New Jersey Trail Conference has organized the event with help from NYS Office of Parks and Historic Preservation (OPRHP), Yorktown Parks & Recreation Department, New York - New Jersey Trail Conference, Westchester Mountain Biking Association, Yorktown Conservation Board, Friends of FDR Park, Hilltop Hanover Farm and Environmental Center, Trail Masters Touring, Westchester Land Trust, and Lower Hudson Geocachers. Several sponsorship opportunities are still available please contact media contacts listed above. See www.ilovemyparksyorktown.org.
About PTNY: I Love My Park Day is coordinated at the statewide level by Parks & Trails New York (PTNY) in partnership with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP). Parks & Trails New York is the leading statewide organization working to preserve and enhance a network of parks, greenways and trails for all New Yorkers for generations to come. Since 1985, their influential reports and advocacy efforts have been critical to keeping parks and historic sites open and protecting New York’s natural, recreational, cultural and historical resources. For more information, visit www.ptny.org.
Jane Daniels, Chairperson
Anwer Qureishi, Marketing