The New York State Recreation and Park Society Inc. advocates for you, our membersip. It is our goal to act as one voice for our park and recreation professionals and speak to the concerns that directly and indirectly impact your ability to serve effectively in your communities. To share local, state or national issues that you would like to see addressed, please contact our Public Affairs Committee.


NYSRPS Public Affairs Representatives:

President Elect- Jeffrey Myers, Perinton Recreation and Parks

Eric Bacon, Town of Camillus


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March 13, 2017


Parks & Trails New York and the Open Space Institute's Alliance for New York State Parks program invites NYSRPS members to join them for the 11th annual Park Advocacy Day on Monday, March 13, 2017 in Albany to support the continued revitalization of our state parks system.

Your participation is critical to ensuring legislators see there is strong support for this continued investment in our shared natural and historical treasures. Participants have the opportunity to join with park supporters from throughout the state to meet with policymakers and stress the importance of supporting funding for state parks, particularly another round of Parks 2020 funding for capital needs at state parks and historic sites and continued funding for the Park and Trail Partnership Program.

Participating in Park Advocacy Day is meaningful, fun, and most of all, easy! As a Park Advocacy Day participant, you are assigned to a team with fellow state parks supporters who will join you in meetings with decision-makers throughout the day. There is no cost to participate, but advance registration is required.

Itinerary - March 13, 2017

10:30 – 10:45 am Registration
Fort Orange Club, 110 Washington Avenue, Albany

10:45 – 11:45 am Welcome, Orientation & Invited Speakers
Fort Orange Club

11:45 – 12:15 pm Lunch (provided) / Meet Your Team
Fort Orange Club

12:30 – 4:00 pm Appointments with Policymakers
Legislative Office Building (LOB) and State Capitol