The president of the Friends of FDR (FoFDR) stepped down in December, 2019. After three attempts since then to find a board chair and a board, no one was willing to take on that role long term. So the organization no longer exists.
In December 2021, the bank account was closed and funds were deposited in the FDR State Park's National Heritage Trust account.Those funds are restricted and will be used for the volunteers of the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference to maintain trails, bridges and boardwalks and to print maps. Problems on the trails can be reported to the trail issue reporting page on Trail Conference's website or to the Park Office, 914-245-4434.
As of May 22, 2022, a place for information from this website, the history of the park, and photos from projects has not been found. The social media sites have been shut down.
No decision has been made about First Day Hikes or I Love My Park Day. Both of these events are sponsored: the former by State Parks and the latter by Parks and Trails NY.
The Yorktown Trail Town Committee occasionally runs hikes or other events in Yorktown Parks, including FDR State Park.
The Westchester Disc Golf Enthusiasts, who run the disc golf course, are an independent organization and not affected by the FoFDR shut down.
Thank you to all who had helped since 2011when the Friends were founded. The park is a better place for what you have done. See the About Us tab.
This website will stay up until December 31, 2022.
Everybody needs friends and so do our parks! The Friends of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Donald J. Trump State Parks was formed by people who love the parks. The Friends are the voice of a resource that cannot speak for itself. They are a volunteer corps who work to benefit the parks and its visitors, providing enhancements that would not be otherwise possible.
We hope you will join us, whether that be attending one of our events, working on a special project, speaking up for the parks’ importance, helping to run the organization, or just showing your support through a donation (yes, that is important too!). Getting involved provides personal benefits as well, with the opportunity to meet like minded people, learn new skills, and develop a relationship not only with the land, but also with the people who manage it.
Friends of FDR and Trump State Parks