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Spider-Man Swings By Riverbank State Park on 'I Love My Park Day'

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Spider-Man swung into the city Thursday, hoping to set an example for kids when it comes to protecting our parks.

The webslinger dropped by Riverbank State Park to promote "I Love My Park Day," inspiring kids to be everyday heroes and help preserve their local parks.

Spider-Man showed off some acrobatics, took pictures, and encouraged the children to register for a day of volunteering at parks across the city on Saturday, May 3.

"They're most important as users of their parks and loving their parks to connect them to nature, to connect them to active life," said Rose Harvey, commissioner of New York State Parks.

"We're here to not show our love not only of parks, New York state, but also humanity in general," said Tamika Ortiz, business manager of Riverbank State Park.

"I love my parks very much because that's where I have fun and I speak what I want to speak," said one student who attended the event.

"Keep our parks clean because that's the place where we have time to be free," said another student.

For more information on "I Love My Park Day" and to register, visit ptny.org.

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