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I Love My Park Day

In celebration of I Love My Park Day on Saturday, May 6, 2023, from 9am – noon, there will be two volunteer Clean-Up opportunities with Dutchess County Parks. To volunteer go to: Parks & Trails New York :: I Love My Park Day ( and click the interactive map for the following thumbnails.

  • Clean-Up on the William R. Steinhaus Dutchess Rail Trail (WRSDRT) Location: Walkway Over the Hudson East Parking Area                      61 Parker Ave Poughkeepsie
  • Clean-Up at Wilcox Memorial Park Disc Golf Course                        Location: Rt 199 Milan, starting at Pavilion B (This volunteer activity is in wooded terrain).

For both activities, it is recommended to bring rakes, garden shovels, work gloves, bug spray, sunscreen, and dress for the weather. Parks will provide snacks, water, safety vests, trash bags and trash pickers.

Both events will happen light rain or shine.  For further questions call the park office at 845-298-4600.

Outdoor Fun and Facility Rentals

Parks Hotline number at 845-298-4607.

Facility Rental number 845-298-4600.

If interested in holding an event on the Dutchess Rail Trail, Harlem Valley Rail Trail, or Empire State Trail (Hopewell to Pawling), please call 845-298-4600.