Goodell Joins Parks and Trails New York and Public to Promote Midway State Park

Public asked to join in effort to spruce up Midway State Park

Assemblyman Andy Goodell (R,C–Chautauqua) will join Parks and Trails New York and local volunteers on Saturday, May 5 at 9:00 a.m. for I Love My Park Day at Midway State Park. The event will be a way for volunteers to give back to New York state parks while also promoting the affordability and close proximity of many of the state parks during the upcoming summer travel season.

“In these difficult economic times, many families are looking for reasonable alternatives to the expensive theme parks,” said Goodell. “Fortunately, New York offers a wide variety of state parks, all of which provide outstanding recreational activities all summer long. Midway State Park provides families with young children the chance to spend a day at an amusement park without bearing the cost associated with many of the major parks. ”

During the day-long event, volunteers will be painting and landscaping the arcade and office buildings. They also will be planting flowers in the rain garden in an effort to spruce up the park for opening weekend. Please bring garden gloves, water, a snack and lunch. Volunteers of all ages are encouraged to attend.

“This is a great opportunity for all of us who love Midway Park to help keep this gem in great shape for future generations to enjoy. I applaud the efforts of all the volunteers,” concluded Goodell.

Anyone interested in finding out more about the event can visit the Parks and Trails New York Web site.