BUFFALO, NY- Thousands of volunteers across the state were out Saturday taking part in the very first "I Love My Parks Day."
The beautification and restoration of the 35 state parks was put in place by Governor Cuomo who is aiming to enhance New York's parks and bring visibility to the entire park system and its needs.
Here is Western New York, parks that were cleaned up were Allegany State Park, Evangola State Park, Golden Hill State Park, Midway State Park, Knox Farm State Park, and Wilson-Tuscarora State Park.
Volunteers at Knox Farm State Park were out to lend a hand in picking up trash and fixing up benches and picnic tables. They hope people will come out much more to enjoy the parks especially this summer when the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra performs there on June 27th.
We caught up with a large group of volunteers out in Wilson Saturday as well. Volunteers were taking care of overgrown brush, planting flowers and picking up trash on the beaches along Lake Ontario.
Governor Cuomo could be found at the Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park also taking part in this event.