State of Our Parks
When open space is protected, these natural areas are set aside and managed by various government agencies (federal, state, county, town, village), each have various rules, regulations and requirements. Recreational enjoyment, and natural (habitats, plants, wildlife and groundwater), historic, and cultural resource protection are the key reasons for the acquisition of open space.
How You Can Help
Your community service efforts are reviewed by us and ultimately used to update our Long Island Parks directory, below.
Review A Park and receive 4 hours of community service for 4 hours of time well spent. You don't need to be an expert to participate, but you do need to have spent time directly observing the park you are reviewing. Once submitted, we'll review and get back to you shortly. Let us know if you are under any deadlines.
Park Stewardship - Search below for listings needing follow up. Read what has been posted, with special attention to the "followup" note. Some followups are more complicated than others. If you're new to park advocacy, contact us first. Note: Park Stewards require a membership, so as to receive a @qualityparks.org account.
Become a Member
Or by mail: make check payable to Quality Parks, and mail to: Quality Parks, P.O. Box 143; Port Jefferson, NY 11777-0143