Bridge in Park

The Friends of the Rockefeller State Park Preserve

Friends of the Rockefeller State Park Preserve, Inc. was established in 1996 as a private, non-profit corporation that works in partnership with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) to promote the conservation and operation of the Preserve.  The Friends encourages public participation in supporting this natural treasure and raises funds for programs, maintenance, and restoration projects.  We also advocate to raise awareness and support.  

Since its creation in 1983, the Preserve has grown from 900 acres to 1600 acres and projects further growth in the future.  While the size of the preserve has almost doubled, funding has been drastically cut as New York State faces unprecendented financial challenges.  The mission of the Friends is now more important than ever, particularly since the only way to ensure that donations go directly to the Preserve is to contribute to the Friends.  Fees and donations made at Preserve facilities go into a common fund for all New York State Parks.

We love the Preserve and believe in our mission.  We hope you do too.  Please join us!

Upcoming Events

Donations to the Friends go directly to:

  • Maintaining and restoring the carriage road system
  • Conservation of landscape, habitats, and wildlife
  • Maintaining and repairing the bridges, Swan Lake, and the Pocantico River
  • Educational programs